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Disney Plus UK is finally here - here's how to sign up and get the best deal

Disney Plus UK is finally here - here's how to sign up and get the best deal
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Disney Plus UK has finally arrived! Excuse us while we celebrate. After months of waiting, we're now able to catch up with all the Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Simpsons we want. When you consider everything that's happening at the moment, it couldn't have launched at a better time; because so many of us are at home right now, it's exactly the sort of distraction we need.

Fortunately for us, it's easy to get your hands on. Disney Plus UK has two sign-up options - you can either pay on a monthly basis at £5.99 per month (with a seven-day free trial to go along with it) or you can opt for a year-long membership at £59.99. The yearly deal is around £12 cheaper than paying month-by-month, giving away two free months for your trouble. That isn't bad value for money, particularly if you're stuck inside and need a way to entertain yourself or the kids at home. There's certainly enough to get your teeth into; here's every show and movie available on Disney Plus UK at launch. 

Still on the fence? We'd recommend grabbing the Disney Plus free trial to get a feel for the service first. It lasts for seven days and gives you access to everything on Disney Plus UK. There's plenty to get your teeth into during that time; for example, episodes of live-action Star Wars show The Mandalorian will be appearing on the service each week (you can see The Mandalorian release schedule here), accompanied by 30 seasons of the The Simpsons. A variety of Marvel, Disney, Fox, National Geographic, and Pixar films are also available to watch whenever you like.

If you decide to go for it, here are all the current Disney Plus UK offers. We'll keep this list updated as and when more deals appear!

Disney Plus UK deal

Disney Plus | £5.99 per month
This is the basic Disney Plus package that you'll pay month-by-month. It also comes with a seven day free trial so you can try before you buy.
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Disney Plus (1 year) | £59.99
If you'd rather save a little cash along the way, you can always get the year-long subscription - it's around £12 less than paying month by month.View Deal

Because a lot of us are stuck indoors at the moment, Disney Plus has certainly come at the right time. I'm sure we could all do with a bit of cheering up, and nothing's better at that than Disney.

Alright, so it's not ideal that we've had to wait four months more than everyone else (the US got Disney Plus in November). However, that gives us a heads-up on what to expect. As demonstrated by the American and Australian versions of Disney Plus, there are hundreds of TV shows, movies, and documentaries to enjoy here - including every episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Avengers films, and a whole lot more. In addition, hot shows like Falcon and the Winter Soldier are set to arrive in the next year or so. 

For more info on everything the service offers, don't forget to check out our guide to grabbing a Disney Plus sign-up. And if you want to bring the magic off the screen? Don't miss our write-up on the Disney Villainous board game and Disney Villainous expansions. They're the perfect way to keep yourself amused when you're not watching Disney Plus.

What is on Disney Plus?

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Worried that Disney Plus will be a bit bare? Don't be. It's stuffed with hundreds of hours of content, and most of it is very compelling. Alongside The Simpsons and Mandalorian, there's also every Disney movie you can think of rubbing shoulders with Pixar films such as Toy Story, Marvel flicks from the MCU (including every instalment of the Avengers), X-Men, all of Star Wars, detailed looks at the Disney parks, a series from Jeff Goldblum, and more than we've got room for here. Better still, most of those seem here to stay. You see, unlike so many other streaming services, Disney owns the rights to all of the above. That means they don't have to give them to a rival when the license expires (which is why shows like Friends come and go on Netflix).

There's plenty coming over the next year, too. Besides Marvel's Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we're also getting a Loki show and a series starring Scarlet Witch and Vision - otherwise known as 'WandaVision'. Then there's The Mandalorian season 2 which is set to arrive at the end of 2020. And beyond that? Well, there's even more on the way. An Obi-Wan series is in the works, as is a Hawkeye show. She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight are coming to TV screens as well, followed closely by Home Alone and Night at the Museum reboots. In short, you'll have plenty of reason to keep tuning in.

For more on Disney Plus, don't miss our in-depth guide!

Which devices are compatible with Disney Plus?

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Wondering how to actually start watching Disney Plus? It's easy. Like so many other streaming services, it's available as an app on Smart TVs that you'll download just like Netflix, Now TV, or Amazon Prime. If you've got an older screen, you can grab it on the likes of a Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick.

For a more comprehensive list of where you'll find the service, check out this list below:

  • Samsung devices (includes Smart TVs)
  • LG devices (includes Smart TVs)
  • Sony Smart TVs using Android
  • iOS smartphones and tablets (iPhone, iPad, etc)
  • Android smartphones and tablets (e.g. Samsung Galaxy)
  • PS4
  • Xbox One
  • Roku devices
  • Fire TV sticks
  • Google Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • Web browser
  • Chromebooks

For more info on exactly how to get hold of it, check out our in-depth guide on how to download Disney Plus.

Want an upgraded screen to watch it on? Be sure to take a look at the best gaming TVs, ranging from 4K panels to QLED devices.

As a staff writer for our Hardware team, Benjamin looks after many of the buying guides, board game features, deals, and tech reviews you’ll see on GamesRadar+.