Disney Plus may still be playing catch-up to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, but with a library of content that includes The Mandalorian, as well as some of the biggest blockbuster movies, it's easy to see why this is becoming one of the most popular streaming services out there.
Priced at £7.99/USD$7.99 for a monthly subscription, it’s quite a lot for your buck - even if there was a price hike following the addition of Star. However, if you’re not sure whether Disney Plus is right for you - or if you’re a bit strapped for cash - then there is a way to watch it for free.
Read on to find out all the methods to try out Disney Plus without spending a penny. If you’d like to know more news about the streaming service, then check out our Disney+ news roundup.
Get 3 months of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ free on Amazon Prime Day
This Amazon Prime Day, if you purchase an eligible Fire TV device or Fire tablet, you'll get three months of the Disney Plus bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ completely for free. The bundle usually costs US$13.99 per month, so this is a huge saving.
This deal is available until 11:59pm PT on 22 June 2021 and is exclusive to Amazon Prime members. If you’ve not yet signed up, new customers can get a 30-day free trial, and after that an account costs $12.99 per month, or $119 per year.
You can read more about the Disney+ Prime Day offer here.
Sign up for O2 and get Disney+ free for 6 or 12 months
Searching for a brand new phone contract in the UK? O2 has partnered with Disney Plus to offer six months of the service for free with all new contracts, including upgrades. But that's not all - existing O2 customers who aren't upgrading can also add Disney+ as an extra on their current plan for £7.99 per month, with £2 a month being knocked off the bill.
At the moment there's no set date for when this deal will end, but we'll keep a close eye on this situation. Find out more on the O2 Disney Plus discount page.
Get 30 days of Disney+ with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can pick up 30 days of Disney+ for free as a new membership perk. The offer is available on the console via the Perks Gallery. Keep in mind, it's only available to new Disney+ subscribers and you must claim by 31 January. The offer coincides with the launch of Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S.
Get Disney Plus with Verizon broadband
As a preface, this option is not technically free (as you'll still have to pay for the internet), and it's also not really an option to anyone outside of the USA. However, if you’re an American who is in the market for a new broadband provider, then you can get one year's worth of Disney Plus - which is worth USD$69.99 for the annual subscription - added onto your internet subscription for free as part of a bundle.
This offer is available to new customers on the Fios or 5G home internet plans with Verizon. Even if you’re already subscribed to Disney Plus, Verizon have confirmed that users can freeze their subscriptions, claim 12 months free, and then resume their usual subscription after the year is up.
Plans start from as low as USD$39.99 per month, but certain options (like 5G) are only available in selected areas, so check on the Verizon website for full details.