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How to watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings online in Australia
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Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for shortsies) is done and dusted. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was the last MCU flick to complete the phase, but one of the first was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Unlike the Black Widow prequel, Shang-Chi proved to be an entertaining origin story for yet another MCU hero.
And, honestly, outside of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Shang-Chi might be the best MCU movie of Phase Four. That’s no small feat, given the 24 movies that preceded it, even more so with superhero movie fatigue well and truly setting in.
Read on if you’re keen to check out Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in Australia.
How to watch Shang-Chi online in Australia
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is available to stream in 4K on Disney+ with a subscription
- Purchase Shang-Chi in 4K for $12.99 on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video or in HD for $19.99 via Google Play, Microsoft Store, YouTube or Telstra TV
The easiest way to watch Shang-Chi in Australia is by streaming it on Disney Plus. Unfortunately, there’s no free trial for Disney Plus. It costs $13.99 per month or $139.99 annually, which works out slightly cheaper to $11.66 per month (if you don’t mind the sting of an upfront cost). At the time of writing, Disney Plus was also offering a Disney Plus bundle with OnePass for $14.99 per month, which offers free delivery from Kmart, Target, Catch.com.au and Bunnings Warehouse.
- iTunes (SD, HD, 4K)
- Prime Video (SD, HD, 4K)
- Google Play (SD, HD, 4K)
- Microsoft Store (SD, HD, 4K)
- YouTube (SD, 4K)
- Telstra TV (SD, HD, 4K)
Shang-Chi release date in Australia
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings started its theatrical run on 2 September 2021 and has been streaming on Disney Plus from 12 November 2021. In terms of MCU Phase Four flicks, it joins Black Widow, Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, plus Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The only one missing from that list is Spider-Man: No Way Home, but Amazon Prime subscribers can stream that in Australia on Prime Video.
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What is Shang-Chi about?
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a mouthy title for another MCU origin story. It tells the story of Shaun (Simu Liu) who is living an unassuming low-key life, which he enjoys sharing with his bestie Katy (Awkwafina). If you’ve seen any of the trailers (or even the poster), you won’t be surprised to learn that Shaun isn’t exactly who he says he is. When his chequered past catches up with him, a lot of well-choreographed fights and plenty of laughs ensue.
What is Disney+
Disney+ is the premiere streaming service from the media juggernaut. It released in late 2019 and hit the ground running with popular original series like The Mandalorian and Wandavision, and has continued to pump out originals from its growing portfolio of franchises. After Disney's acquisition of Fox, Disney+ Star was added to the service, increasing the amount of more mature outings on the service from Fox's range of properties (Alien, Predator, Die Hard etc.)
Disney+ costs $13.99 per month and doesn't offer the typical tiered plan structure of services like Netflix. Instead, it's one flat rate for complete access. TV shows and movies are streamed in 4K/HDR where available, downloadable for offline viewing and can be streamed across four different devices at once.
Here's how Disney+ compares to other Australian streaming services:
How does Disney+ compare to other streaming services
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