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Disney Plus has finally landed in the US, The Mandalorian is getting rave reviews for its first episode, and there are some great Disney Plus sign-up deals out there to tempt you. As such, we've rounded up everything you need to know about the streaming service and how to save money on it - we're basically your very own Jiminy Cricket or Yoda, except we're doling out bargains rather than teaching you how to make rocks float.
If you live in the USA, Canada, or the Netherlands, grabbing a Disney Plus sign-up and binging all that beautiful content is easy. Standard membership only costs $6.99 per month, and it's worth remembering that you get a free trial first to see if you'll like it. A fan of sports and drama? There's also a discount that provides Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month. By way of providing context, that's exactly the same price as a standard month of Netflix for three times as much content. It's bonkers value for money (and if you've already got a subscription to Hulu and/or ESPN+, don't worry - Disney will reduce the price for you).
But how can you get hold of Disney Plus in the first place? Fortunately enough, it's easy. If you've got a Samsung or LG Smart TV, a PS4, Xbox One, Roku device, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, or iOS/Android device, you can download the app and get started right away. Alternatively, you can simply head over to the Disney Plus website and use it through your internet browser.
As for the rest of the world, sit tight. It won't be too much longer before you can get in on the fun. Australia and New Zealand can dive into Disney Plus from November 19 2019, while the UK, France, and Germany will get it on March 31 2020. Yes, it's disappointing that so many of us will have to wait four months for the service. But on the bright side, at least there are 600+ movies, shows, and documentaries to watch when it does turn up. And in the meantime? You can always fill that Mickey Mouse-shaped void in your life with the Disney Villainous board game and the Disney Villainous expansions. They're the perfect gift for yourself or a Disney fan, and all are sure to go on sale when the Black Friday game deals turn up at the end of this November.
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. Simply click on the button to get started. Right now, all you'll get is a preview site, but that will change at launch.
Want to try Disney Plus without fully committing? There will be a seven day free trial upon the service's release, and you can sign up via the Disney Plus preview site. 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!
Those who call Australia or New Zealand home can get their hands on Disney Plus a week later on November 19 2019.
Sorry to the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany - you'll have to wait for Disney Plus until 31 March 2020. 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 - it'll 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.
Disney Plus US packages
- $6.99 per month
- $70 annual subscription (save $14)
- $12.99 per month for Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu
- Verizon with a free year of Disney Plus
As for the rest of the world, the Australian and Canadian versions will cost $8.99p/m. New Zealand gets it for $9.99p/m, while the Netherlands will pay €6.99p/m. We don't have any details on the UK cost, unfortunately, but we suspect it'll fall somewhere around the £7 mark, in line with the US price.
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.