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Disney Plus has finally arrived and The Mandalorian is every bit as good as we'd hoped for, so now's the perfect opportunity to get yourself a Disney Plus sign-up. To save you time as well as money, we've listed the best and cheapest bargains on the streaming service below - not to mention a few tips for good measure. A bit like your very own deals-based Jiminy Cricket, I suppose.
Ready? Getting a Disney Plus sign-up is dead easy if you live in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or the Netherlands. All you need to do is visit the Disney Plus website and follow the on-screen instructions. Would you prefer to try before you buy? That's no problem either. A seven-day Disney Plus free trial is available, and our guide will talk you through how it works step by step.
In terms of saving cash, US users in particular have struck lucky. The standard membership is only $6.99 per month as it is, and you can also get an offer that bundles together Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $12.99 per month. That's the same price as a single month of Netflix for triple the amount of content, so it represents brilliant value for money. Helpfully, Disney will also reduce the bundle price if you already have ESPN+ and/or Hulu.
As for everyone else around the world, don't worry - you'll be able to jump on the Disney Plus train before long. More specifically, Disney Plus is going live in the UK, France, and Germany as of March 31 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. What's more, all of them are sure to go on sale when the Black Friday game deals turn up at the end of 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. Just click on the relevant button to get started.
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:
US/Canada/Netherlands: 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!
Australia/New Zealand: Everyone in Australia and New Zealand can now enjoy Disney Plus - it's gone live and is waiting for you.
UK/Europe: 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 - no matter what region you're in, it significantly undercuts much of its competition. Also, is Disney Plus 4K and HDR? Happily, yes. That offers even better value for money.
We've got a full breakdown for you right here.
US: 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.
Canada: The Canadian version of Disney Plus will set you back $8.99p/m. There's no word on other deals as of yet.
Australia/New Zealand: As for Australia, Disney Plus will cost $8.99p/m. Meanwhile, New Zealand gets it for $9.99p/m.
UK: 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.
The Netherlands: Viewers in the Netherlands will pay €6.99p/m.
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.