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Disney Plus launch time: when can I start using Disney Plus?

Disney Plus launch time
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It’s nearly here – but the Disney Plus (opens in new tab) launch time isn’t midnight on November 12. So, if you were wondering what time you can start downloading Disney Plus, you might want to have a quick scroll down below to see what time the app goes live in your region instead. There’s even a look at The Mandalorian (opens in new tab) release time, just in case you were hoping to fire up the Star Wars spin-off immediately upon opening Disney Plus.

Disney Plus access time: when can I start using Disney Plus?

In the US at least, it all kicks off at the same time. The Disney Plus release time is set for 3 AM Pacific/5 AM Central/6 AM Eastern. A time hasn’t yet been announced for the Netherlands, so watch this space. For those of you in the UK (even if you can’t access it until the Disney Plus UK release date (opens in new tab) on March 31), that’s 11 AM GMT.

The Mandalorian release time

According to the countdown clock on the Star Wars site (opens in new tab), The Mandalorian will release at 6 AM Eastern on November 12, which coincides exactly with when you can start using Disney Plus. However, be aware that there may be teething problems as the service could struggle under the weight of so many people rushing on at once.

However, you’re only getting the first episode of The Mandalorian on launch day. The second episode will come on Friday, November 15, and then the remainder of the series will air weekly on Fridays on Disney Plus up until the finale in the final week of the year. That means the schedule is as follows:

  • The Mandalorian episode one: November 12
  • The Mandalorian episode two: November 15
  • The Mandalorian episode three: November 22
  • The Mandalorian episode four: November 29
  • The Mandalorian episode five: December 6
  • The Mandalorian episode six: December 13
  • The Mandalorian episode seven: December 20
  • The Mandalorian episode eight: December 27

Find out about the *other* big incoming entry in a galaxy far, far away with our complete look at everything we know about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (opens in new tab).

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