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Can I get a Disney Plus free trial?
Disney Plus is no longer offering a free trial. To watch Disney Plus shows and movies, you'll need a subscription.
Must read: As of June 19, 2020, Disney Plus is no longer offering a free trial. You can only view Disney Plus content by signing up for a monthly or annual subscription.
A new era for entertainment behemoth Disney began in November 2019. The highly anticipated streaming TV service Disney Plus hit the ground running with a stunning catalogue of over 800 TV shows and movies. While the service isn’t perfect, it was still great value for only $8.99 per month or $89.99 a year.
Eventually, however, the entertainment giant started to increase prices, motivated, in part, by the launch of adult content channel Star on February 23, 2021. These days, subscribers to Disney Plus pay $11.99 a month and $119.99 a year.
What if you want to watch Disney Plus for free?
Disney Plus used to offer a 7-day free trial, but that new subscriber freebie ended in June 2020. Now, the only way to stream Disney content is to sign up for a monthly or annual subscription.
So, is it worth signing up for the service? The entertainment giant has grown its streaming service library to more than 2,900 titles. While much of the Disney Plus content is classic — think old movies and cartoons — the streaming service also offers subscribers access to recent releases. These theatre blockbusters come from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and, of course, Disney itself.
What makes the Disney Plus streaming service even better is the amount of original, exclusive content you can’t find anywhere else. For example, there’s the Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian, Marvel’s WandaVision and there is plenty more on the way.
How to sign up for Disney Plus
Signing up for a Disney Plus subscription is simple. Just follow these steps:
- Head over to the Disney Plus sign-up page.
- You’ll see a big blue button that you can press to start your Disney Plus subscription. This is where you will need to choose a plan. To be safe, choose $11.99 a month. That way, you have an entire month to explore the library and figure out if it makes for a solid long-term investment. You can change to the annual plan in the future if you want to keep the service on.
- On the next page, you need to enter your email address.
- You must then enter a strong password.
- You will need to enter your credit card details to proceed.
- If you’re not a fan of the service or the content, follow these steps to cancel your account, preferably before your next billing cycle.
How to watch Disney Plus: Compatible devices
Disney Plus is compatible with Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android devices (including Android-based Sony Smart TVs), Xbox One, PS4, Samsung Smart TVs and LG Smart TVs.
Getting set up is pretty straightforward. Download or navigate to the Disney Plus app on your device, and start watching.
Amazon Fire Stick
The Amazon Fire Stick is compatible with Disney Plus and allows users to wirelessly stream content from mobile devices to their TV. However, it also lets you install apps like Disney Plus so you can watch without your mobile device. Type Disney Plus into the search bar on your Fire Stick home screen, install it and log in with your Disney Plus credentials.
Chromecast is affordable and user-friendly, making it a fine choice for plenty of users who don’t have a smart TV but still want to enjoy content on the big screen. All you need to do is have your device up and running by connecting it to your TV, then cast content from Disney Plus to the TV using your smartphone as a remote.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Disney Plus has an iOS app for Apple devices. To get started, download it and install it from the App Store. Then, log in with your Disney Plus credentials and you’re good to go.
Android phones/tablets, Android TV
Similarly, Disney Plus also has an app for Android devices, including smartphones, tablets, and TVs running Android TV. This time around, you’ll need to download it and install it from Google Play.
If you have a one of the latest generation Apple TVs, you can download and install the Disney Plus app directly to the device and stream Disney Plus on the big screen. If you have an older model, you can use Airplay to watch Disney Plus on TV.
Microsoft Xbox One
To enjoy Disney Plus content with an Xbox One, you will need to download the app from the Microsoft Store and install it. You can subscribe to Disney Plus directly from your console, but you might save yourself some time if you already have an account set up.
Sony PlayStation 4
Keen to watch Disney Plus with a PS4? Download the Disney Plus app from the PlayStation Store to get started. You might have to search for it if you don’t immediately see it in the Apps section.
Android-based Sony smart TVs
The new streaming service works on compatible Sony smart TVs with Android TV. The Disney Plus Android app can be installed from Google Play or Sony Select.
Samsung smart TVs
If you have a Samsung smart TV from 2016 to the current line-up, you should be able to install the Disney Plus app with minimal hassle and start enjoying movies and shows in minutes.
LG smart TVs
To watch Disney Plus on supported LG smart TV models (from 2016 onward), you simply need to download and install the Disney Plus app from the LG Content Store.
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