Disney Plus was released in 2019 to rival other streaming services such as Netflix. Initially released in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. With more regions now being able to get access to Disney classics, Marvel and Star Wars movies. You may be interested to hear that not all libraries are the same and some have different content available in different regions. In this Disney+ hack, I will show you how to unlock more movies and tv shows, such as Pixar’s new 2020 release Onward.
What’s Disney Plus
Disney’s streaming service named “Disney+” is now rivalling Netflix, HBO Now and Apple’s new service Apple TV Plus. From November 12th 2019 it started streaming its films and exclusive original shows from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and its own studios, as well as a large library of classics.
Each Disney Plus account can stream up to 4 devices simultaneously and you can create 7 different profiles, meaning more personalisation for family members. You can even create your own account avatar of a Disney, Pixar, Marvel or Star Wars character from a wide range of avatars.
Disney Plus subscribers can download onto up to 10 devices. Plus, the amount of downloads is unlimited but will obviously depend on the storage available on your device.
Their original series also works slightly different from the likes of Netflix. As new episodes are released weekly, as opposed to the entire series launched at once.
Disney Plus Price
Disney Plus provides lower pricing compared to its competitors and costs $6.99 in the US or £5.99 a month in the UK. Alternatively, users can pay yearly costs to receive a discount. This could be seen as big savings in terms of Netflix and especially compared to HBO Now subscriptions.
DisneyPlus have now also created a bundle for the US with Hulu and ESPN plus, where you will receive a $5 discount when you sign up to all 3 services making a total cost of $12.99.
Free 7 day trials are also available for those wanting to try before they buy.
Disney Plus Release Dates
Disney Plus initially launched in the US, Canada and the Netherlands on November 12th 2019. With Australia and New Zealand soon following on November 19th 2019.
Western Europe was then next to get a taste of DisneyPlus as they rolled out subscriptions over the course of 6 months between October 2019 and March 2020.
Unfortunately, those in Eastern Europe and Latin America will have to wait a little longer where they plan to roll out Disney Plus from October 2020. And Asia Pacific will be rolling out over 2 years from October 2019.
The reason for some of these delayed rollouts is due to Disney’s contractual licensing with the likes of Sky, in the UK.
Disney Plus VPN
To unlock the latest movies and TV Shows from your Disney+ subscription you will need a VPN. The VPN I personally use and recommend is ExpressVPN. Not only will you be able to unblock the DisneyPlus US library, but you’ll also be free from ISP throttling. This is where internet service providers will intentionally slow down your internet service when you’re doing things like streaming. Which you’ll be doing when watching DisneyPlus.
ExpressVPN is a paid service, but you do get what you pay for. Plus they provide a hassle-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning that if you didn’t want to continue with ExpressVPN after 30 days you can get your money back. Or alternatively, you could just sign up with another account!
How to Get More Disney Plus Content
To unblock DisneyPlus libraries and get access to more content and more recent movie titles, you need to appear like you are in the country you are trying to unblock.
In this example, I am in the UK and trying to access the DisneyPlus US library;
Firstly, make sure that you are logged out of your current DisneyPlus account (you may also need to delete your browsing history and cookies, although I personally didn’t need to).
Next, Connect your VPN client to a server in the US.
Once you VPN has connected, log back into DisneyPlus.
Although the interface will look exactly the same, you’ll find that you now have access to even more content including American shows and the latest movies releases.
Free VPN with Disney+
I don’t personally recommend using a free VPN, because the problem is, nothing is ever truly “free”. But, if you would prefer to try a free VPN, to access DisneyPlus then check out my Top 5 Best Free VPNs. However, do expect limitations and annoying adverts with these free VPNs.
How to Watch Pixar’s Onward on Disney+
Disney and Pixar’s latest cinema release Onward, is now available on Disney Plus in the US. However, if you are from outside of the US this title may not yet be available from your region. So, if you’re in the likes of the UK and cant wait to watch Pixar’s Onward, you just need to connect your VPN to a server in the US, to get access. To find out more, check out my blog on how to watch Onward on Disney+.