Things seem a little grim at the moment, so it's a good time to hide away from the world and hunker down with a Disney Plus sign-up (particularly now that Disney Plus UK has finally launched). There's plenty enough on the streaming service to keep you busy; with shows like The Simpsons, Frozen 2 three months ahead of schedule, and live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian on offer, it's a welcome distraction. And it's not too expensive, either. In fact, it's one of the cheaper streaming services out there at the moment.
With that in mind - and to save you time as well as money - we've been searching for the cheapest Disney Plus sign-up offers available. You'll find these laid out below, not to mention any discounts we can get our hands on. Because every single membership streams in 4K and HDR as standard (or it will in the UK once this crisis is over, at least), that's loads of value for your money.
- Disney Plus 7-day free trial: sign up here
And if you're still unsure about whether you want to commit? Don't worry, there's a seven-day trial period to whet your appetite first (you can get the full lowdown in our guide to the Disney Plus free trial).
If your country doesn't have Disney Plus yet, fear not - you'll be able to jump on the hype train before long. More specifically, Disney Plus is going live across the world over the next few months or so. 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.
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 with every standard membership. That means you can fill your boots with as much Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Fox, Star Wars, and National Geographic content as you can stomach without paying a penny.
Disney Plus | 1 year membership
Alternatively, you can sign up for a full year of Disney Plus. Regardless of where you are in the world, this usually saves around two months compared to paying month-by-month.View Deal
Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN+ (US only) | $12.99 per month
This package gets you three streaming services for a very reasonable amount, and it offers something for all the family. Just remember, it's only available in the US.View Deal
Disney Plus gift subscription card (1 year) | $69.99
Give the gift of Disney Plus this Christmas with a digital Gift Subscription Card. Again, this is a US-only offer right now. We'll let you know if it appears anywhere else.View Deal
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!
Everyone in Australia and New Zealand can now enjoy Disney Plus with its helpings of The Mandalorian, Pixar, Marvel, and more - it's live and is waiting for you.
It may have taken four months to arrive, but the UK version of Disney Plus is now available - it can be downloaded and watched right away. All the same great content is available, albeit on a weekly schedule in some cases. For example, new episodes of The Mandalorian will drop each week (just as they did in the US).
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 fees
Disney is coming out swinging with the Disney Plus price - no matter what region you're in, it significantly undercuts much of its competition.
We've got a full breakdown for you right here.
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 catalog of classics. That's before you add all the FOX content.
Want something a little extra? You can also grab a package with Disney Plus, ESPN+, and Hulu for $12.99 per month, if you'd prefer.
The Canadian version of Disney Plus will set you back $8.99p/m. There's no word on other deals as of yet, but we'll keep you updated as and when we know more.
Live in Australia? Disney Plus will cost you just $8.99p/m, which isn't bad going. Meanwhile, New Zealand gets it for $9.99p/m.
Disney Plus in the UK costs just £5.99 per month, and a year's subscription will set you back £59.99 instead - a saving of roughly £12, giving you two months free compared to paying month-by-month.
That's really not bad value for money considering the fact that it comes in 4K. By comparison, a Standard HD month of Netflix is a few quid more expensive. Considering how much content you're getting, that's a pretty good deal.
Viewers in the Netherlands will pay only €6.99p/m - very nice. We're hoping that other European nations will be charged the same amount when they eventually get Disney Plus.
What devices are compatible with Disney Plus?
How do 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. For more info, take a look at our guide on how to download Disney Plus.
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.