Because live-action Star Wars show The Mandalorian is now available in full and we finally have a concrete Disney Plus UK price to go with it, it's a good time to invest in a Disney Plus sign-up. Not that this is the only reason, of course. The streaming service is crammed full of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and more that are drawn from well over 60 years of Disney history. That includes modern Marvel films and Fox content like every episode of The Simpsons, so there's plenty enough to keep you - or a loved one, if you pick up a Disney Plus gift card - busy.
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To save you time as well as money, we've been searching for the cheapest Disney Plus sign-up offers. These are all laid out below, and any discounts we can get our hands on will be added as soon as possible. Our team's also thrown in a few handy tips to get you started with Disney Plus, not unlike your own personal Jiminy Cricket… except we offer bargains rather than pearls of wisdom.
Don't worry though, it isn't a complicated process. For those living in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands, getting a Disney Plus sign-up is as easy as visiting their official website and following the on-screen instructions. A standard subscription gets you a seven-day Disney Plus free trial, too - you can try before you buy. And even after your trial period is over, Disney Plus isn't all that expensive either. A normal membership is only $6.99 per month in the US, £5.99p/m in the UK, and $8.99 in Australia. It'll stream in 4K and HDR as standard, too. That's quite the selling point, especially considering how many other streaming services there are at the moment.
If your country doesn't yet have Disney Plus, fear not - you'll be able to jump on the hype train before long. More specifically, Disney Plus is going live in the UK and other parts of Europe as of 24 March 2020. Although that delay is a shame, at least there will be 600+ movies, shows, and documentaries to catch up on when it does eventually land. And in the meantime, you can always fill that Mickey Mouse-shaped void with the excellent Disney Villainous board game and the Disney Villainous expansions. They're the perfect gift for yourself or the Disney fan in your life.
Now that's out of the way, let's get down to business (heh) and lay out everything you need to know about Disney Plus sign-ups.
How to sign up for Disney Plus
If you can't wait for the new streaming service, we've got a link to the Disney Plus sign-up page below that'll make things as quick and easy as possible. Just click on the relevant button to get started.
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Want to try Disney Plus without fully committing? There's a seven day free trial to take advantage of. Accessing it from the UK? You'll be informed when your free trial is available closer to launch, but it's highly likely that there will be some kind of sign-up incentive.
Disney Plus sign-up release dates
Disney Plus is coming out at different points around the world. A staggered launch is perfectly normal for things like this, as we saw it for services like Netflix, but it's unclear why the UK is getting Disney Plus sign-ups so late. Here's when you can get it in your area.
Disney Plus is now live in these areas. That means you can download it and fill your eyeballs with all The Mandalorian you can stomach. Go, go, go!
Everyone in Australia and New Zealand can now enjoy Disney Plus with its helpings of The Mandalorian, Pixar, Marvel, and more - it's live and is waiting for you.
Sorry to the UK viewers out there - you'll have to wait for Disney Plus until 24 March 2020. However, it should be noted that this is still a week earlier than originally planned, so here's to silver linings.
As for other European territories, it's worth noting that the company does have "plans to [launch Disney Plus] in nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years".
Disney Plus prices
Disney is coming out swinging with the Disney Plus price - no matter what region you're in, it significantly undercuts much of its competition.
We've got a full breakdown for you right here.
Disney Plus will only cost $6.99 per month or $70 for a full year in the US (the latter saves you roughly $14 overall). That's half of what the US Netflix subscription fee costs. It also sets Disney Plus apart in an already crowded market. That's a really good deal already, if you consider the quality of content on there - Disney owns all the Marvel movies, Star Wars franchise, and a healthy back catalogue of classics. That's before you add all the FOX content.
Want something a little extra? You can also grab a bundle with Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu for $12.99 per month, if you'd prefer.
The Canadian version of Disney Plus will set you back $8.99p/m. There's no word on other deals as of yet, but we'll keep you updated as and when we know more.
Live in Australia? Disney Plus will cost you just $8.99p/m, which isn't bad going. Meanwhile, New Zealand gets it for $9.99p/m.
Disney Plus in the UK will cost £5.99 per month, and a year's subscription will set you back £59.99. That's really not bad value for money considering the fact that it comes in 4K and a Standard HD month of Netflix is a good few quid more expensive.
Viewers in the Netherlands will pay only €6.99p/m - very nice. We're hoping that other European nations will be charged the same amount when they eventually get Disney Plus.
What devices are compatible with Disney Plus?
How can you get hold of Disney Plus in the first place? Is Disney Plus on PS4 and Xbox One? Fortunately enough, the answer to both of those questions is easy. Disney Plus is compatible with the following:
- Samsung or LG Smart TV
- Xbox One
- Roku device
- Google Chromecast
- Apple TV
- Fire TV
- iOS/Android device
- Web browser
Most of these allow you to download the app and get started right away. Alternatively, you can head over to the Disney Plus website and use it through your internet browser.
Disney Plus versus Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Sky
The only trouble with Disney Plus is the fact that it's one of many streaming services you're probably already signed up to. So what makes it worth investing in as well as or instead of Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Sky?
If you're a fan of Disney content - including Star Wars and the Marvel MCU - it's a no-brainer. There will be no way of streaming those franchises other than on Disney Plus at launch, so anyone wanting to check out new Marvel TV shows like Loki or the Lion King live-action remake have little choice but to invest (equally, there are a ton of new Star Wars/Marvel shows slated for Disney Plus in the coming months). Want to save cash on Blu-rays by streaming new releases like Avengers: Endgame, on the other hand? Forget it unless you have Disney Plus.
Secondly (and perhaps most obviously), it's ideal for families. There really is something for everyone here. Whether that's the smorgasbord of Disney TV shows for your young ones or more grown-up projects like National Geographic documentaries, there's a real breadth of content here. You don't really get that elsewhere - apart from on Netflix, anyway.
Finally, the price difference between Disney Plus and its competitors is a real selling point. In most cases, it comes in significantly below its rivals.