How to get Disney+: Everything you need to know

Disney Plus on a TV screen.
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Get ready to experience Simba’s journey to adulthood in The Lion King and witness the newest Star Wars adventure, The Acolyte. Or take your seat to watch a new documentary from National Geographic. No matter your interests, Disney+ has you covered.

With more than 500 films and thousands of TV episodes, Disney Plus is the ultimate destination for animated classics, Disney Channel favorites, and everything that defines the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Disney Plus is an incredible value, especially for families, and offers new content every month. To start enjoying the best movies and shows on Disney Plus, you must sign up for an account and decide which devices you’ll be using to watch. Don’t worry – the process is quick and easy, and we’ll walk you through it here.

How to get Disney+

Disney Plus on a MacBook Pro.
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First, head to the Disney+ website or download the Disney+ app on your smartphone, tablet, or smart TV device.

The minimum monthly charge is $8, which includes ads. For $14 a month, you can upgrade to Disney+ Premium, which removes ads. Opting for the annual package at $140 provides some savings. Payment options include PayPal and any standard credit or debit card.

The Disney Bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ is a great way to maximize your streaming enjoyment.

Disney also offers incentives to those who subscribe to both Hulu and ESPN+. There are various bundle plans currently available to new customers, including:

  • Disney+, Hulu, with ads: $10 per month

  • Disney+, Hulu, no ads: $20 per month

  • Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, with ads: $15 per month

  • Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, no ads: $25 per month

Legacy users can get Disney+ without ads and Hulu and ESPN+ with ads for $19 per month. This plan is no longer available to new customers.

If you choose one of the plans with Hulu, you can now access this content through the separate Hulu app or Disney+. For more information on the Disney bundles, read through the FAQ.

Additionally, if you’re interested in getting a Disney bundle that instead includes Hulu with Live TV, we have all the details for that, too.

The absolute best deal is available for Verizon customers. Verizon offers six months of Disney+ at no extra cost for anyone with an eligible Verizon Wireless unlimited plan. You can access this benefit whether you’re a new customer or you’ve had Verizon for a while already. Log in to your Verizon account via the company’s website or the MyVerizon app to claim it.

If you have an Android device, select Account > Manage apps and add-ons > See all (in the Entertainment section) > Learn more (in the Disney+ section) > Get it now.

If you have an Apple device, select the Essentials tab > Learn more > Enroll. 

Which devices can I watch Disney+ on?

Screenshot showing The Acolyte on Disney Plus.
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Once you’ve created your account, you’re all set to log in and enjoy the service. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of ways to watch. Disney Plus is available using any standard web browser. There are native apps available for all the popular platforms, including:

While that list doesn’t have everything, these platforms cover enough popular devices that you should have no problem accessing Disney+, whichever way you fancy. If you don’t see your device or platform, more and more apps are being created to ensure there’s always a way to watch.