Disney Plus arrived the UK back in March 2020 - with a whole host of TV shows and movies from the likes of Marvel, Star Wars and the Disney library. It now has even more content than in the US, with Star bringing more than 345 TV shows and movies to the platform.
However, there may still be times where you want to access the US version. Here's what you need to do.
How to watch Disney+ in the UK
When Disney+ first launched in the US it was a bit of a pain to watch from the UK, involving a mix of VPNs, iTunes vouchers, and a lot of work to trick the Disney service into letting you even make an account, let alone watch it. Now it's much easier.
All you need to do is sign up for an account on the Disney Plus UK website. Following the introduction of Star mentioned above, it now costs £7.99 for a monthly rolling version, or £79.90 for an annual account.
Once that's done you'll have an account on Disney Plus, and all you need is a VPN to access the US version and watch everything you want right now.
Watch Disney+ using a VPN
The best way to access Disney+ from the UK is to use a VPN. VPNs change your IP address, which means not only do they protect your identity and offer privacy while browsing the web, but they can also make it appear as if you’re in another country.
There are numerous VPNs that you can use for streaming, but our top choice would be NordVPN, as it offers a very seamless user-experience and numerous servers to choose from - all of which at a competitive price. If you’d like another option, we’d also recommend ExpressVPN, though this is slightly more expensive than NordVPN.
It's worth pointing out that there have been some reports of Disney blocking VPN accounts - we can confirm that this is false. The company has tried to block VPN servers in the past, but it doesn't seem to be the case at the time of writing. We were able to access the full US version using both NordVPN and ExpressVPN, with the only warning being that content might look slightly different from what we're used to in the UK. There was no sign of Disney actually blocking or banning our account.
You can take a look at other options in our list of recommended VPNs for Disney Plus. There are also free VPN options if you'd like to save some cash. However, these are less reliable and secure than the paid versions. We recommend trying a number of different servers if you can't get through to the sign-up page straight away.
Once you’ve downloaded your preferred VPN, you'll need to select your server of choice. To access Disney+ US this will be America. Once you’ve done that, you can head on over to the Disney+ homepage and start watching, so long as you've already signed up for your account from the UK site.
As with any streaming platform, watching through a VPN is against Disney's term of service and therefore your account could be blocked by Disney, though we haven't had any issues.
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