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How to watch Prey (the new Predator movie) in Australia
Despite some confusion leading up to release, the new Predator movie Prey will be streaming exclusively on Disney+ in Australia from Friday 5th of August 2022.
If you didn't know there was an all-new Predator movie coming out next week, you're not to blame. Not only is the first entry in the series without Predator in the title but the marketing has also been mysterious and almost non-existent until the last few weeks before release. In addition to that, the new 2022 movie Prey has been heavily advertised as a Hulu exclusive, a streaming service that's not available in Australia (though not impossible to access Down Under). Thankfully, Australians will be able to stream Prey almost as soon as the rest of the world without any friction.
Where to stream Prey (2022) in Australia
Here in Australia, the new Predator movie, Prey, will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ via the Star collection. It seems like Disney+ will be the only way to catch Prey when it premieres next week, with no sign of screenings at Event or Hoyts cinemas to speak of.
Prey's premiere on Disney+ is a product of the company's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which also allowed Disney to include franchises like Alien, Avatar, Deadpool, X-Men and more. Of course, Disney+ is also home to every other Predator movie, from the 1987 original to the last 2018 outing.
Unlike most streaming services, Disney+ doesn't offer a free trial. There is, however, an opportunity to save if you sign up for an entire year.
When does Prey (2022) release in Australia?
This week, Disney+ confirmed the Australian release date for Prey as Friday the 5th of August 2022. Come Friday, if you're a Disney+ subscriber you'll be able to stream Prey on the day of release. As mentioned above, Disney+ doesn't offer a free trial so streaming Prey will technically cost you the $11.99 subscription fee for your first month of Disney+.
What is Prey about?
Prey is a science fiction action flick, which will come as no surprise to fans of the series. And would you believe it, it's actually the seventh entry to the Predator series. Not a whole lot is known about the plot of Prey prior to release, except that it follows a young Comanche warrior's hunt for a mysterious alien in South America circa 1719.
Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) and stars Amber Midthunder (who gave a mesmerising performance in FX's Legion) as the lead character Naru.
Fun fact, the cast of Prey recorded an all-Comanche language dub that will be available at the movie's release.
What is Disney+ Star?
Disney+ Star is the service's home for more mature TV shows and movies like Prey. It's an add-on to the Disney+ app you already use but is only accessible if you haven't set any age restrictions in the Disney+ app, so be sure to check your parental control settings if you're having trouble finding Prey on the day of release. For what it's worth, you can find a huge range of Fox, Hulu and Disney classics with Star, including the entire Predator franchise to date. This is handy if you're planning on a rewatch prior to Prey's premiere on Friday, the 5th of August.
See how Disney+ compares with other Australian streaming services in the table below.
Max. Video Resolution
# of streams
|View Plans|| ||$6.99||4K||3||30-day free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$10.99 - $19.99||4K||4||No deals available|
|View Plans|| ||$7.99||4K||6||7-day free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$11.99||4K||4||Save over 15% with annual subscription|
|View Plans|| ||$6.99||HD||1||7-day free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$6.99||HD||1||7-day free tiral|
|View Plans|| ||$8.99||HD||3||7-day free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$8.99||HD||5||7-day free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$10 - $18||HD||4||2-week free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$10 - $19||4K||4||30-day free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$25 - $104||HD||2||10-day free trial|
|View Plans|| ||$25 - $35||HD||3||2-week free trial|