Disney Plus is here at last to bury us with a deluge of movies, documentaries, and that Star Wars show where Pedro Pascal never takes off his helmet, so now's a good time to look into getting yourself a Disney Plus sign-up (especially now the streaming service is live in Australia and New Zealand). With that in mind, we've rounded up all the hints and tips you need to start watching right now. And seriously, you'll want to. There's a lot of good stuff on here, and that's only going to increase with time. For example, multiple Marvel TV shows—like Falcon and the Winter Soldier—are in the offing.
Sign up for the Disney+ 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
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Fortunately, getting hold of a Disney Plus sign-up is dead easy for those living in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, or New Zealand. The standard membership will only set you back between $7 and $10 depending on your region, and those in the USA can save even more cash via a discount that offers Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $12.99 per month (opens in new tab) (that's the same price of a single month of Netflix, by the way). As such, you can't fault the House of Mouse's value for money here. Particularly considering the fact that there's a seven day free trial on standard subscriptions as well.
Unfortunately, UK readers will have to wait a little bit longer until they can get in on the action. Great Britain, Germany, and France aren't receiving Disney Plus until March 31 2020, and that's definitely a bummer. However, at least there will be 600+ movies, TV shows, and more waiting for those across the pond when it does get released. Silver linings, right?
How and where to get a Disney Plus sign-up
For those with access to Disney Plus right now, there are three basic deals available—the standard membership, a triple-bundle, and a special Verizon offer that gives you the service with a data plan.
Disney Plus standard membership | $6.99 per month (opens in new tab)
This is the basic package that gives you access to all Disney Plus content, including The Mandalorian.
Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN+ | $12.99 per month (opens in new tab)
The second bundle from Disney Plus throws in Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99, which is the same cost as a standard month of Netflix.
1 year of Disney Plus free with Verizon (opens in new tab)
If you're in need of a new mobile data plan, Verizon is offering one free year of Disney Plus with certain schemes.
As mentioned above, you can always give Disney Plus a go with the seven-day trial before committing to anything.
But how do you actually use Disney Plus? If you're on a PC or laptop, it's as straightforward as booting up the website through your internet browser. For everything else, simply download the app. Compatible devices are: Samsung or LG Smart TV; Roku devices; Google Chromecast; Apple TV; Fire TV; iOS/Android devices; PS4; Xbox One.
Disney Plus release date and cost
When is Disney Plus out? Unfortunately for fans worldwide, the launch of this new platform has been staggered. Here's how it breaks down:
If you're based in either of the above, you can access Disney Plus right now—it launched on November 12. It'll cost you $6.99 per month for the base package, $70 for a year, or $12.99 per month for a bundle with Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+ in the US. As for Canada, you'll pay $8.99 for the standard subscription.
Sadly, Disney Plus is still a few months away for those living across the pond. It'll be released March 31, 2020. We've had no word on yet oncost, so watch this space (we suspect it'll set you back around £6-£7).
Australia, New Zealand:
Disney Plus has now landed in Australia and New Zealand. It costs $8.99 in Australia and $9.99 in New Zealand.
Much like the US and Canada, the Netherlands has access to Disney Plus right now for €6.99.
As for the rest of the globe, it's worth noting that Disney does have plans to launch Disney Plus "in nearly all major regions of the world within the next two years". In other words, sit tight and you'll be binging Disney Plus before long.