Where to watch Shogun when it airs

FX is adapting Shogun into a miniseries and it's coming to Disney Plus in Australia on February 27 2024.

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Fergus Halliday
Nov 03, 2023
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FX is finally giving Hiroyuki Sanada the leading role he deserves with the upcoming  Shogun. The series is billed as a more historical-flavored counterpart to HBO's Game of Thrones, with an all-star cast and a plot that's got plenty of action and intrigue.

If all you're after is an answer to the question of where you'll be able to find and stream the new series in Australia, here's what everything you need to know.

Where to stream Shogun online in Australia

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In Australia, the new Shogun miniseries will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ via the Star section of the streaming app when it arrives on 27 February 2024.

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 Shogun on the day of release.

In addition to the upcoming historical drama, you can find a huge range of Fox, Hulu and Disney classics with Star.

Disney Plus doesn't offer a free trial per se, but there are ways to score two free weeks with a service called OnePass.

Otherwise, there is an opportunity to save if you sign up for an entire year upfront. Disney Plus costs $13.99 per month for the standard plan when you play month-to-month or $139.99 if you play for an entire year, which saves you $27.90 over the year. 

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When does Shogun release in Australia?

The first episode of Shogun is slated to drop on 27 February 2024.

The limited series is expected to comprise of 10 episodes in total.

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What is Shogun about?

An adaptation of the popular novel by James Clavell, Shogun is an upcoming series produced by FX. The series plots the rise to power of a feudal lord during the 16th century through the eyes of a stranger to Japan.

The official synopsis for the miniseries is as follows:

"The collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne, a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga, a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonorable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance"
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Can I watch Shogun overseas?

Once is arrives, Shogun will be available for streaming on Disney Plus in any of the 100+ supported countries.

If you’re not in one of those countries at the time you can use a virtual private network (VPN) service that’s great for handling streaming in countries like Australia, the US and the UK where Disney Plus is available. Like these VPNs:

    1. Windscribe VPN
    2. ExpressVPN
    3. PureVPN
    4. NordVPN

 

What is Disney+?

Disney Plus is the premiere streaming service from the media juggernaut. It was 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 Plus 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 Plus starts at $13.99 per month for the standard plan. This cheaper option lets you stream in up to HD quality in up to two places at once. The more expensive premium plan doubles that and upgrades the resolution to 4K.

Here’s how Disney Plus compares to other Australian streaming services:

How does Disney+ compare?

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Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth
Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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