Disney Plus: a complete guide to Disney+ UK and US

Disney Plus newbie? Read our guide. Here's what's new for June and everything else to know

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Considering buying Disney Plus? Smart idea. This is the best streaming service for entertaining younger kids during lockdown, all for just £5.99/$6.99 per month. A bargain.

If you're a newbie to the world of streaming services and have lots of budding questions, see our (beauty and the) beast of a guide below, which has everything you need to know before subscribing, whether you're in the UK or US. We've even listed what's new and coming for June 2020. Get excited.

First thing's first, though, Disney Plus is home to a huge range of content – TV series, movies, shorts – from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic. Oh, and we can't forget The Simpsons. All 30 seasons are on Disney Plus!

Keep scrolling for more Disney Plus info. Use the links below to jump by section.

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: 7 days.
Disney Plus content: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic.
Disney Plus sign up: Click here.

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Disney Plus | FREE 7 day trial
Opt into a Disney Plus free trial now and enjoy seven days of the best TV for free. We've not even got to the best part yet – Disney+ subscribers will get access to never seen before movies, series, documentaries and more. Some of our top content picks include the new Aladdin, Star Wars the Mandalorian, 10 Things I Hate About You, Toy Story 4, and not forgetting Avengers: Infinity War of course.

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What is Disney Plus?

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Disney Plus is a new 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. We've popped a screenshot of the web version of Disney Plus above. 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

Thank the gods for the Disney Plus free trial! Before paying any money, you can test out this new streaming service for seven days for free. This way you can be absolutely sure before opting in.

Disney+ | FREE 7 day trial
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Disney Plus sign up

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

Coming soon to Disney Plus

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

  • Toy Story 4 - RELEASED
  • Diary of a Future President - RELEASED
  • Short Circuit: Experimental Films - RELEASED
  • Lamp Life - RELEASED
  • Timmy Failure: Mistakes were made - RELEASED
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars - RELEASED
  • Stargirl - RELEASED
  • Penguins - RELEASED
  • Dolphin Reef - RELEASED
  • Elephant - RELEASED
  • Aladdin - RELEASED
  • The Lion King - RELEASED
  • Artemis Fowl - Coming June 12
  • Secret Society of Second Born Royals - Coming July 17th
  • Rogue Trip
  • Becoming
  • The Phineas & Ferb Movie: Candace Against the Universe
  • Marvel Studios The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
  • Marvel Studios Wandavision
  • The Mandalorian: Season 2
  • High School Musical: The Series: Season 2
  • Muppets Now
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Frozen 2

Disney Plus US new content for June

Disney Plus release lots of new content each month. Here's what's new in the US and Canada for June 2020.

Friday June 5th

  • Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet (S1)
  • America’s Greatest Animals
  • Chasing the Equinox
  • Howie Mandel’s Animals Doing Things (S1-2)
  • Secrets of Wild India (S1)
  • The Greeks (s1)
  • Weird but True! (S1-2)
  • Wild Hawaii (S1)
  • Women of Impact: Changing the World
  • Be Our Chef Finale Episode 111 - "The Spectacular Finale"
  • Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 106 -  "Visualization"
  • Disney Family Sundays Episode 131 - "101 Dalmatians: Onesie"
  • One Day At Disney Episode 127 - "George Montano: Plasterer"
  • It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer Episode 104 "Disaster Rescue Dogs & A Dog Mayor"
  • Disney Insider Episode 106 "Artemis Adventure, Taste of Disney, Runaway Railway"

Friday June 12th

  • Mighty Med (S1-2)
  • The Liberty Story
  • The Story of the Animated Drawing
  • Walt & El Grupo
  • Artemis Fowl
  • Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Episode 107 - "Score"
  • It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer Episode 105 - "The Surfing Corgi & Bee Dogs"
  • Disney Family Sundays Episode 132 - "Winnie the Pooh: Bag Toss"
  • One Day At Disney Episode 128 - "Scot Drake: Imagineering Creative"

Friday June 19th

  • 101 Dalmatians (1997) (S1)
  • Big Sur: Wild California
  • Muppet Babies Play Date (S1)
  • Schoolhouse Rock (S1)
  • Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy
  • Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian Finale Episode 108 - "Connections"
  • It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer Episode 106 - "Stunt Dogs & Water Rescue Dogs"
  • Disney Family Sundays Episode 133 - "Monsters, Inc. Water Bottles"
  • One Day At Disney Episode 129 - "Candice Valdez: Radio Disney Host"

Friday June 26th

  • Avengers: Infinity War 
  • Man in Space
  • Mars and Beyond
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Raven's Home (S3)
  • Tarzan
  • Tarzan II
  • Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 Series Premiere - All Six Episodes Available
  • It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer Episode 107 - "Detective Dogs & Truffle Hunting Dogs"
  • Disney Family Sundays Episode 134 - "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
  • One Day At Disney Episode 130 "Marc Smith: Story Artist"

Disney Plus UK new content for May

We're yet to find out what's coming to Disney Plus UK for the month of June, but for now, here's what's left to be released for May.

May 29th

  • Encore! – Episode 15
  • Be Our Chef - Episode 10

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 and top 10 Simpsons episodes, see 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 few links below to make streaming Disney+ on your device that little bit easier. Click the name of your device and it'll take you to their Disney+ app download page. It's free!

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.

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