Disney Plus sign-up: how to sign-up, save and get the cheapest deals

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Disney Plus sign-up offers in 2023 are pretty much a necessity with the streaming service increasing its prices just before the New Year. While not the news anyone wants to hear, Disney Plus still offers some of the best content on the planet, from Marvel movies like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Star Wars series like Obi-Wan Kenobi. With our dedicated bargain-hunters having been seeking out discounts since before Disney Plus even started, we've got plenty of tips up our sleeves to make sure you walk away with the best deal. 

To give you an example, the cheapest Disney Plus sign-up at the time of writing is a standard monthly subscription for $7.99 (with ads) in the US (opens in new tab) or £7.99 in the UK (opens in new tab). Now that you can't get a free trial anymore, this is the least expensive option we've been able to find. Short of going for phone or internet contracts like Verizon in North America (opens in new tab) or o2 across the pond (opens in new tab), there really isn't a better Disney Plus deal out there. 

Value for money is a different story, though. If you want to make your cash go further, it's worth checking out the triple-threat Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus bundle (opens in new tab). Although it's only available in the US, it allows you to save around $16 compared to buying each service by itself. That's also the equivalent of getting Hulu or ESPN for free.

Ready for more? Here's everything you need to know in order to find the cheapest Disney Plus sign-up prices.

Disney Plus sign-up - FAQs

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How do you get a Disney Plus sign-up?

Getting your hands on a Disney Plus sign-up is easy - just visit the official Disney Plus website (opens in new tab), choose between a monthly or annual membership, and fill in your details. Simple.

Once that's done, download the Disney Plus app on your device of choice (you'll find it on the app store for your TV, phone, tablet, or laptop), and sign in. You can then start watching straight away.

Can you get a free Disney Plus sign-up?

Sadly, it's no longer possible to get a free Disney Plus sign-up anymore. That's because the Disney Plus free trial is long gone (rest in peace, sweet prince). With over 150 million global subscribers, we can't imagine it will return any time soon. 

As such, the most affordable option would be a standard monthly subscription (opens in new tab). Short of getting it with phone or internet contracts like Verizon in the US (opens in new tab) or O2 in the UK (opens in new tab), that's the cheapest offer we can find at the time of writing.

There's no cancellation fee and you're able to jump ship at any time

Don't worry though, you won't have to commit long-term with this Disney Plus sign-up. Because there's no cancellation fee and you're able to jump ship at any time, simply cancel your membership before the subscription renews. That means you can fill your boots with as much Disney content as you like without paying more than the price for a couple of coffees.

Oh, and remember - UK, Canadian, and Australian readers get to enjoy the new Star channel regardless of whether they're investing in a monthly or yearly subscription, too. It's included with all memberships in those regions as standard at no extra charge.

Is a Disney Plus sign-up worth it?

Whether a Disney Plus sign-up is worth it or not depends on why you're here. As we mentioned in our Disney Plus review, fans of Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic, and Disney at large will enjoy themselves the most. There are loads of genuinely great TV shows on offer here, and because more are coming over the next few months, it's worth holding on to your subscription or investing in an annual membership.

More casual viewers might not find much to hold their interest beyond a few months, though. Similarly, US fans wanting mature drama or comedy are better off elsewhere (we'd recommend Hulu (opens in new tab) or HBO Max (opens in new tab) for that instead).

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That said, Disney Plus has improved drastically over the last year. The addition of numerous shows set across the Avengers and Star Wars universes makes it worthwhile for anyone interested in those franchises, and they're only improving over time. To be precise, The Mandalorian, WandaVision Obi-Wan, Loki, Ms. Marvel, Andor, and the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special sit firmly in the must-watch territory. 

Because our team loves Pixar movies, we're also happy that the studio's newest films are available on Disney Plus long before they arrive anywhere else. In much the same way, it has exclusive dibs on most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films (aside from a few outliers like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, anyway). That means it's impossible to watch the likes of Thor: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever anywhere else.

Sure, it can't match the library of Netflix. But every Disney Plus sign-up streams in 4K resolution with HDR whenever possible. That's something you have to pay for separately from the competition.

Worried about the novelty wearing off, on the other hand? Although there are always going to be content dry spells, these are few and far between at the moment. Disney Plus sign-up members are being inundated with lots of original series right now, and the company is showing no signs of slowing down. Indeed, it announced that we're getting 10 new Marvel and Star Wars shows in the next few years alone, so there's plenty of reason to sign up for Disney Plus deals now or in the future.

Disney Plus price

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The thought of investing in yet another streaming service can strike fear into the heart of the bravest soul. But you don't need to worry - the Disney Plus price is fairly low... for the time being. In fact, the average cost of a Disney Plus sign-up comes in below a Standard HD month of Netflix. That's not bad value for money, especially when weighed up against the amount of content in the library. 

Here are the best offers and Disney Plus bundles where you are.

Disney Plus price - US

Disney Plus with ads (monthly) |  $7.99 per month (opens in new tab)

Disney Plus with ads (monthly) | $7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
If you want the cheapest possible Disney Plus price, this is what we'd recommend. Despite being the least-expensive offer, it still gives access to everything the service has in its library but does come with ads. 

Disney Plus ad-free (monthly) | $10.99 per month (opens in new tab)
As of December 8th, Disney Plus increased the price of its standard ad-free subscription to $10.99. This gives you access to everything the streaming service has on offer without any interruptions.

Disney Plus ad-free (annually) | $109.99 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
An annual subscription gets you 12 months of Disney Plus for the price of 10, so it's the clear winner if you want your money to go further. You're saving roughly $21 per year compared to a rolling monthly membership. 

Disney Plus with ads + Hulu with ads (monthly) | $9.99 a month (opens in new tab)
Taking up both Disney Plus and Hulu with ads can also be beneficial with this bundle coming in at just under $10. This gains you access to everything on Disney Plus and Hulu.

Disney Plus with ads + Hulu with ads + ESPN Plus with ads | $12.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Want the best value deal now that the Disney Plus free trial is gone? This trio bundle provides three services including the original dramas of Hulu and live sports via ESPN Plus, alongside Disney Plus.

Disney Plus (no ads), Hulu (no ads), ESPN Plus | $19.99 per month (opens in new tab)
This bundle is the same as the one listed above, but there's a key difference - you won't get any ads on Disney Plus or Hulu. Because these can interrupt whatever you're watching with (irritating) regularity, that's no bad thing.

Disney Plus gift card (annually)| $109.99 at Disney Plus (opens in new tab)
Want to give Disney Plus to someone else? This digital voucher is for you. It gets the recipient a full year of the streaming service, and it can be delivered instantly to any email address you choose. In other words, it's perfect if you need a last-minute gift (don't worry, we won't tell anyone). Just remember, it can only be redeemed by new subscribers.

Disney Plus price - Canada

Disney Plus (monthly) |  $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)

Disney Plus (monthly) | $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
How much is the Disney Plus price in Canada? Not as much as you might think - it's just shy of $12 per month. There's an awful lot of content available for that, and it comes in 4K HDR whenever possible.

Disney Plus (annually) | $119.99 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
If you're going to be watching a lot of Disney Plus over the next few months (what with a new season of The Mandalorian and Marvel shows like She-Hulk on the way), then this is the deal to go for. It gets you a full year of the streaming service at a discount, allowing you to save around $24 on the standard monthly Disney Plus price. That's 12 months for the price of 10.

Disney Plus deals - UK

Disney Plus (monthly) |  £7.99 per month (opens in new tab)

Disney Plus (monthly) | £7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
The cheapest Disney Plus price right now is this monthly subscription. However, don't think you're losing out if you choose it. It gives you access to everything the service has on offer in 4K HDR whenever possible. Additionally, you can cancel your membership at any time - there's no binding contract.

Disney Plus (annually) | £79.90 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
This annual membership is roughly £16 cheaper than paying month-by-month, and you're essentially getting 12 months for the price of 10. It's one of the better Disney Plus deals out there right now.

O2 + Disney Plus | Up to 6 months of Disney Plus (opens in new tab)
If you want a new phone or SIM-only deal, this O2 bundle gets you a Disney Plus sign-up worth up to £48. Already an O2 customer? No sweat, you might still be eligible if you upgrade your contract (just weigh up the cost versus the standard Disney Plus price).

Disney Plus gift card (annually) | £79.90 at Disney Plus (opens in new tab)
Looking for a good present to give the Disney fan in your life? This gift card is a fair shout. It's delivered to any email address you like at any time you want, and that means it's perfect if you've left your shopping a little late. However, bear in mind that it can only be redeemed by new subscribers.

Disney Plus deals - Australia

Disney Plus (monthly) |  $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)

Disney Plus (monthly) | $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Disney Plus deals for a standard month will cost you $12. When you consider the hundreds of hours of content you're getting for your money (in full 4K HDR whenever possible), this offer is fairly solid. You can cancel at any time, too - there isn't a binding contract to any Disney Plus sign-up.

Disney Plus (annually) | $119.99 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
A full year of Disney Plus is great value for money, particularly because it saves you cash on the standard monthly Disney Plus price. More specifically, you're getting 12 months for the cost of 10.

How to get a Premier Access Disney Plus sign-up

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What is Premier Access? Don't worry, it isn't as complicated as it might seem. Although it's not available right now, Premier Access allows users to watch new movies from the comfort of their own homes... for a small fee. This means that all Premier Access films have to bought separately and are not included in any Disney Plus sign-up offer. This was utilized during the global pandemic when cinemas were often closed with the likes of Black Widow, Mulan, and more falling under this offer.

While that may seem harsh, it worked a bit like visiting the theater; Premier Access was your ticket. And in all fairness, it did end up being less expensive than taking a family of four to the pictures.

There aren't any Premier Access movies on offer right now

It wasn't a one off, either. Once you paid for a Premier Access film, you could rewatch it as often as you liked.

Regardless, there's no need to worry about it too much - there aren't any Premier Access movies on offer right now. That might change in the future, so watch this space!

Disney Plus sign-up - compatible devices

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What is a Disney Plus sign-up available on? The answer to this question is easy. Disney Plus is compatible with most devices, ranging from Smart TVs to smartphones. If you have a PlayStation or Xbox console, you're also in luck.

Here's a list of major compatible devices:

  • Samsung or LG Smart TV
  • PS4 / PS5
  • Xbox One / Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S
  • Roku device
  • Google Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV
  • iOS/Android mobile phone / tablet
  • Web browser

Most of these allow you to download the app and get started right away - so long as you already have an account (available here (opens in new tab)), you just need to sign in. You can also head over to the Disney Plus website and use the streaming service through your internet browser if you'd prefer. The full list of compatible devices can be found on the Disney Plus Help Center (opens in new tab).

For more info, take a look at our guide on how to download Disney Plus.

Where is Disney Plus available?

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Originally launched in November 2019, Disney Plus experienced a staggered release across the world. As of the time of writing, Disney Plus is available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well as most territories across Europe, South America, Central America, Africa, the Middle East, West Indies, and more. That probably means you can get a Disney Plus sign-up and start watching right away, all at the click of a button. 

A selection of Disney Plus deals and locations can be found below:

If you can't grab a Disney Plus sign-up in your area yet, don't worry. The company has said that it has "plans to [launch Disney Plus] in nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years." That means you should be able to get involved before long.

In the meantime, you can always fill that Disney-shaped void with the excellent Disney Villainous or The Haunted Mansion board game. They're great gifts for yourself or the Disney fan in your life.


To give your setup an upgrade and make the most out of the Disney Plus 4K capabilities, head over to our guide on the best gaming TVs (available here for UK readers) or the best OLED TVs. Don't forget about the best gaming sound system, either.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

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