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How to watch The Greatest Showman online and on TV around the world

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Having quickly become a fan-favorite after launching in 2017, knowing how to watch The Greatest Showman is likely to be on a few peoples' minds. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find on streaming services. Unless you're in the US, Canada, India, or Australia, that is - if you are, you can stream The Greatest Showman via the Disney Plus streaming service. (opens in new tab)

If you live in any of those regions, all you need to watch The Greatest Showman online is a Disney Plus membership (opens in new tab). The musical can be found on the House of Mouse's streaming service, allowing you to stream The Greatest Showman as often as you like.

Sadly, the UK doesn't enjoy the same luxury. Brits can't stream The Greatest Showman at all, and must instead buy or rent it. Boo!

Inspired by the tale of real-life businessman P.T. Barnum in the 1800s, The Greatest Showman is a musical that celebrates "the birth of show business." After rising to fame from nothing, Barnum - portrayed here by Hugh Jackman - goes on a mission to create an almighty spectacle like none the world has ever seen. Starring Zendaya, Zac Efron, and plenty of other recognizable faces, it's a feel-good film that aims to pull at your heartstrings.

Not that you'll only want to watch The Greatest Showman via Disney's streaming service, of course. You can also scratch that musical itch further and stream Hamilton (the hit Broadway show) or watch Black is King, Beyoncé's visual album. Want to know more about what you're getting for your money? Our Disney Plus explainer has you covered.

If you're convinced, we've got all the details you need on how to watch The Greatest Showman below - including a few Disney Plus sign-up offers.

Watch The Greatest Showman - US

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Disney Plus | $7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Want to stream The Greatest Showman in the USA? No problem: all you need is a Disney Plus membership. The cheapest deal right now is a standard month for $7.99 (opens in new tab). This provides you with everything the streaming service has to offer, and it's easy to cancel if you just want to watch The Greatest Showman and leave. Think you might want to stick around? There's also a bundle that gets you Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for $13.99 per month (opens in new tab). That's our favorite offer so far, and comfortably the best Disney Plus bundles (opens in new tab) we've seen to date.

Watch The Greatest Showman - Canada

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Disney Plus | $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Keen to watch The Greatest Showman online in Canada? Easy: just pick up a Disney Plus subscription. The musical is available on the streaming service right now for $11.99 per month (opens in new tab), along with hundreds of hours of TV shows, movies, and documentaries. Thanks to a lack of a Disney Plus free trial (opens in new tab), we'd recommend grabbing a single month and seeing how you go. Because there's no binding, long-term contract, it's easy to cancel as well. That means you can leave straight away if you just want to stream The Greatest Showman, and / or have had your fill of everything else Disney's got to offer.

Watch The Greatest Showman - UK

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Bad news, everyone - you can't stream The Greatest Showman in the UK. Instead, you'll need to either buy it digitally and physically or  rent it via the likes of Amazon from £3.49 (opens in new tab) for the HD version. We suspect it'll eventually wind up on Disney Plus, and rights issues are likely causing problems. When / if it does finally arrive, the UK Disney Plus membership is pretty good value - it's £7.99 per month (opens in new tab) (not that this is the only deal out there... you could always get your loved ones a Disney Plus gift card (opens in new tab) if you're stuck for present ideas).

Watch The Greatest Showman - Australia

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Disney Plus (monthly) | $11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Want to stream The Greatest Showman in Australia? You need Disney Plus. A normal month of Disney Plus is available for only $11.99 (opens in new tab) in Australia, and it's currently $12.99 (opens in new tab) in New Zealand. If you don't want to watch The Greatest Showman via Disney Plus (perhaps because you don't want to sign up to the streaming service), you'll have to buy it physically or digitally, or rent it via services like Google Play (opens in new tab).

Watch The Greatest Showman - India

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Disney Plus with Hotstar (Premium) | ₹299 per month (opens in new tab) / ₹1499 a year (opens in new tab)
We've got good news if you want to watch The Greatest Showman in India - it's available through Disney Plus Hotstar bundles. More importantly, current offers provide great value for money. To start with, you get multiplex and new Indian movies to go with Hotstar specials, no ads, and Full HD streaming with Dolby 5.1 audio. The annual subscription is even better - you're saving an eye-catching ₹2088 a year compared to the ₹299 monthly fees.

Other regions

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Can you watch The Greatest Showman elsewhere? Yes, but as with the UK, it's a little tricky to find the movie on a streaming service. You'll probably need to head to the likes of the Google store or Amazon to rent / buy it. It's worth checking Disney Plus in your area (opens in new tab) first, though - you may get lucky.

Want more?

Hungry for more details? Unsure if the streaming service is for you? Don't forget to check out our full Disney Plus review. It's crammed with our thoughts on everything you'd want to know about the House of Mouse's latest endeavour, including how it compares to the competition.

If you'd like to give your setup an upgrade as well, be sure to take a look at our list of the best gaming TVs (available here for UK readers) and the best gaming sound system to get the most out of The Greatest Showman's songs.

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Benjamin Abbott
Benjamin Abbott

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.