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How to watch Black is King online - stream the Beyonce visual album for less

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In a surprise confirmation that things don't totally suck, we can watch Black is King (the new Beyonce album) right now. It's not in stores or on Spotify, though. Because it's the artist's third 'visual album', you can stream Black is King exclusively on the Disney Plus streaming service. Seeing as it's inspired by the Lion King: The Gift soundtrack, it makes sense for the movie to appear on Disney's streaming service.

That means you'll need a Disney Plus membership to watch Black is King online. Don't worry, though. Most regions offer a monthly subscription for less than a month of Netflix, so it's not too much of a stretch if you only want to stream Black is King online before cancelling your subscription. As a result, you can be tuning in to the new the Beyonce album before you know it.

Based on The Lion King remake and The Gift soundtrack that accompanied it, Black is King "reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns". It's also the latest of Beyonce's visual albums, putting a story to her music and serving as a cinematic representation of its themes. Besides writing, directing, and appearing in the project herself, Beyonce is joined by a host of familiar faces including Lupita Nyong’o, Jay-Z, and Naomi Campbell. 

It's a big addition to an already impressive lineup on Disney Plus. For example, you can now stream Hamilton there, and being able to watch Black is King via the streaming service gives it another feather in its cap. Considering the fact that it features everything from The Simpsons to Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well (including the ability to watch WandaVision), that's quite the library.

Ready to get signed up? You'll find everything you need to know on how to watch Black is King below, not to mention the best Disney Plus sign-up deals.

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Benjamin Abbott

As one of our Hardware Editors, Benjamin looks after many of the tech reviews, board game features, deals, and buying guides you’ll see on GamesRadar+.