Disney Plus August 2020: UK and US guide – here's what's new

Your ultimate Disney Plus UK and US guide is right here. From what's new to what's coming, price info and much more...

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Considering buying  Disney Plus? Whether you just want it to help you survive the summer holidays, or, you can imagine yourself watching it for year's to come, this best streaming service offers something for everyone. TV shows, movies and shorts from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. New content gets added weekly so that you're never stuck for something new to watch, while Disney Plus Originals are aplenty. 

New to this streaming service for August comes The Greatest Showman, Beauty and the Beast and Fantastic Four for US viewers. Those in the UK can look forward to The One and Only Ivan, Magic Camp and more. Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe lands on the 28th August for both UK and US watchers.

Disney Plus – UK and US – both used to offer a free, seven-day trial to new customers. Since this streaming service is no longer new and has been around for a good few months now, this is no longer an option. However, Disney Plus is only £5.99/$6.99 per month and it's contract-free so you can cancel at any time. Like what you are hearing? See below to subscribe and scroll for tonnes more info.

Disney Plus Info

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Disney Plus price: £5.99/ $6.99 monthly, £59.99/$59.99 annually.
Disney Plus UK release date: 24th March 2020.
Disney Plus US release date: 12th November 2019.
Disney Plus free trial: No longer available.
Disney Plus content: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic.
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What is Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is a streaming subscription service that lets you watch movies, TV shows and shorts from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. All in one place. It's ad-free, you get access to exclusive originals as well as thousands of movies and shows you already love. The best part? It comes with unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices. Only four devices can watch at one time, however.  You can stream this new service through your TV, a web browser or via the Disney+ app.

Disney Plus price

A yearly Disney+ subscription costs £59.99. If you're looking to opt-in monthly, it's £5.99. If you're in the US, it's $59.99 yearly or $6.99 per month.

Disney Plus free trial

Disney Plus used to offer a free, seven-day trial but since this streaming service is no longer new, they discontinued this perk. However, Disney Plus is contract-free so can be cancelled at any time.

Disney Plus sign up

Wondering how to sign up to Disney Plus? Click this link to go straight through to the signup page.

Disney Plus release schedule

New content lands on this streaming service each Friday. Some Fridays may see no new movies or TV show added, while others may see 20 plus additions. Content differs depending on which region you are in, too.

Coming soon to Disney Plus

Disney Plus is set to launch lots of new content throughout 2020 and 2021. From movies to series and shorts, they've honestly thought of everything. Here's a rundown of what's yet to come to Disney Plus in 2020 and 2021, that we're excited about:

2020

  • The One And Only Ivan - Coming August 21st
  • The Phineas & Ferb Movie: Candace Against the Universe - Coming 28th August
  • Secret Society of Second Born Royals - Coming September 25th
  • Marvel Studios The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
  • Marvel Studios Wandavision
  • The Mandalorian: Season 2
  • High School Musical: The Series: Season 2
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Turner and Hooch series
  • Beauty and the Beast Gaston and LeFou spin-off
  • Mighty Ducks series
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi series
  • Star Wars TV series created by Leslye Headland
  • Cassian Andor series
  • Lizzie McGuire sequel series
  • Willow TV series
  • Percy Jackson TV series
  • National Treasure TV series

2021

  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Loki
  • What If...?
  • Hawkey
  • Moon Knight
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Monsters at Work

Disney Plus US new content for August

Disney Plus release lots of new content each month. Here's what's new in the US and Canada for the whole of August. There's a lot...

Friday 14th August

  • Alaska Animal Rescue (S1)
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • India’s Wild Leopards
  • Jungle Animal Rescue (S1)
  • Nature Boom Time (S1)
  • Sam’s Zookeeper Challenge (S1)
  • Scuba Sam’s World (S1)
  • Spaced Out (S1)
  • T.O.T.S. (S1)
  • T.O.T.S. Calling all T.O.T.S. (S1)
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Wild Cats of India (S1)
  • Zombies 2
  • The One and Only Ivan
  • Muppets Now Episode 103 - “Getting Testy”
  • Magic Camp
  • One Day at Disney Episode 137 - “Pavan Komkai: Broadcast Engineer”
  • Weird But True! Season Premiere Episode 301- “Dinosaurs”

Friday 21st August

  • Back to the Titanic
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Mars: One Day on the Red Planet
  • Muppets Now Episode 104 - “Sleep Mode”
  • One Day At Disney Episode 138 - “Heather Bartleson: Holiday Services”
  • Weird But True! Episode 302 - “National Parks”

Friday August 28th

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Fantastic Four
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe
  • Muppets Now Episode 105 - “The I.T. Factor”
  • One Day At Disney Episode 139 - “Eric Baker: Imagineering Creative Director”
  • Weird But True! Episode 303 - “Farming”

Disney Plus UK new content for August

Here's what's coming to Disney Plus UK for August 2020. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Frozen 2 have newly been released, while Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and The One and Only Ivan are still to come.

August 2020:

  • Friday 7th August: Howard
  • Friday 14th August: The One and Only Ivan
  • Friday 14th August: Magic Camp
  • Friday 14th August: Weird But True!
  • Friday 28th August: Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe

Disney Plus content list

There is a huge range of over 1,000 movies, series, originals, and more to watch on Disney Plus, all of which can be downloaded to watch later. We've rounded up our top Disney movies below.

As it stands, these are our pick of the best movies and series we know are definitely available to stream on Disney Plus:

Movies:

  • 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
  • ALADDIN (2019)
  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1951)
  • ANT-MAN
  • AVATAR
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)
  • BIG HERO 6
  • BLACK PANTHER
  • BRAVE
  • A BUG'S LIFE
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
  • CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN
  • COCO
  • DIANA: IN HER OWN WORDS
  • DISNEY CAMP ROCK (DISNEY CHANNEL)
  • DOCTOR DOLITTLE
  • FINDING DORY
  • FLUBBER
  • FREAKY FRIDAY (2003)
  • FROZEN
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
  • HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE
  • HOCUS POCUS
  • HOME ALONE 
  • HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS
  • THE INCREDIBLES
  • INCREDIBLES 2
  • INSIDE OUT
  • JANE
  • LADY AND THE TRAMP (2019)
  • THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE
  • MALEFICENT
  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS
  • MOANA (AKA: VAIANA)
  • MONSTERS INC
  • MRS. DOUBTFIRE
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
  • TANGLED (2010)
  • THE PARENT TRAP (1998)
  • THE PRINCESS DIARIES
  • THOR: RAGNAROK
  • TANGLED (2010)
  • TOY STORY
  • UP
  • WALL-E
  • WRECK-IT RALPH

Series:

  • CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA
  • DISNEY HANNAH MONTANA
  • DISNEY PHINEAS AND FERB
  • DISNEY THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY
  • DISNEY WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE
  • DISNEY'S KIM POSSIBLE
  • DISNEY'S RECESS
  • FOR THE BIRDS
  • JACK-JACK ATTACK
  • MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS
  • THAT'S SO RAVEN
  • THE SIMPSONS 

Originals:

  • STAR WARS THE MANDALORIAN
  • LADY AND THE TRAMP
  • MARVEL HERO PROJECT
  • HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THE SERIES
  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM
  • ENCORE!
  • FLOAT
  • ONE DAY AT DISNEY
  • DISNEY NATURE DOLPHIN REEF
  • DISNEY NATURE ELEPHANT

How to watch Disney Plus

It couldn't be easier to watch Disney Plus, wherever you are, whatever you're doing. You can either watch Disney Plus straight from your web browser or via a mobile device or tablet – it's compatible with Android, Apple and Amazon devices. There's also the option to watch Disney Plus through your smart TV, should you own one. Compatible TVs include Android, LG Web OS, Roku and Samsung Tizen models. Last but definitely not least – actually, probably the most popular way of streaming Disney Plus – via game consoles and streaming devices. From the Amazon Fire TV Stick to Apple AirPlay, Apple TV, Chromebook, Chromecast, Playstation 4, Xbox One and Roku. 

We've popped a list below of all of the ways you can watch Disney Plus other than through your web browser – AKA disneyplus.com – with links to make streaming Disney+ on your device that little bit easier.

  • PS4
  • Xbox
  • Google Play
  • iOS
  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Fire TV devices
  • Chromecast / Chromebook
  • Nvidia Shield (via Android TV)
  • Smart TVs (including Android TV, LG WebOS, Samsung Tizen, Vizio SmartCast)

Don't own one of these devices? You can find the best prices on several streaming sticks that are compatible with Disney Plus below.

Disney Plus Marvel

Disney Plus is home to a huge range of Marvel content. See a full list of Marvel movies – in chronological order – that you can watch on Disney Plus, below.

Marvel films order

  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • Captain Marvel
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Black Panther
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-man and The Wasp
  • Avengers: Endgame

Also on Disney Plus but not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are...

  • X-Men
  • X-Men 2
  • X-Men: The Last Stand
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • The Wolverine
  • X-Men Days of Future Past
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Disney Plus Star Wars

Yes, it's true: Disney Plus is home to so much Star Wars content from The Mandalorian to the last movie, Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. See a full list of Star Wars movies – in chronological order – that you can watch on Disney Plus, below.

Star Wars order

  • Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII —The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Disney Plus app

Much like other streaming services, Disney Plus have an app. This app can be downloaded on Google Play or the App Store. It makes watching on the go a breeze.

The Disney+ app is easy to navigate – at the bottom of your screen will be four buttons. The first going from left to right takes you home, the second is to search, the third to see downloads and the last on the very right is your profile. On the Disney+ app, right at the top of the screen, you'll see a reel of top/new content to make it easier for you to find. Below there are five buttons, each linking to a world – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Much like other streaming services, Disney+ gives recommended content and then starts to list originals, stuff that's trending and more. You can see a screenshot of the Disney+ app and how easy it is to use, below.

Disney+ app homepage screenshot from iPhone

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Can I use Disney Plus when I'm out of the country?

Series and movies can be downloaded on Disney Plus so that you can watch them abroad without the need for a connection. Otherwise, if you're heading to a country that has Disney Plus and are intrigued, you can indeed stream the content that is available in the country you're visiting.