1st June was surprisingly eventful for Malaysians. Not only was it the date that marked the beginning of Malaysia entering total lockdown, it was also the official launch date for Disney+ Hotstar.
If you tried activating your Disney+ yesterday, you may not have gotten it. Don’t worry, you weren’t the only one. Even former prime minister Najib Razak couldn’t!
Yesterday (1st June), Najib uploaded a screenshot of the Astro website on Facebook. As Astro is the official distributor of the Disney+ Hotstar service, you would have to visit their website to activate the service. Najib’s screenshot showed that the site was experiencing high traffic and was unable to help him activate the service.
The former prime minister commented wryly, “Activating Disney+ is similar to booking the Astrazeneca vaccine.” However, he expressed his gratitude to Disney, saying they had launched the streaming service to coincide with the lockdown. “They knew we would have to stay at home,” he said.
Malaysian singer and DJ Danny One (温力铭) however did manage to activate his service. The artist was quick to announce it on Facebook, saying, “Disney+ Hotstar is online. What’s up MCO?” However, his screenshot of the service was scrutinized and some suspected he had been given access to it pre-launch.
The artist replied the doubters with a screenshot of his purchase to prove them wrong. He clarified that he had paid for the service and he had not been given access. Additionally, he expressed his weariness for being doubted.
If you weren’t able to activate your Disney+, try again today! Hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy your MCO by binge watching Disney shows. More info on the newly-launched streaming platform here.