It’s been less than a year since the launch of Disney Plus, and it’s already insanely popular. Unfortunately, like most US-based streaming services, it is not available worldwide yet. There are geo-restrictions in place for people trying to access Disney Plus outside countries of availability.
If you are trying to watch Disney Plus from a country where the service isn’t yet available, you will get an error screen that looks something like this.
Sorry, Disney+ is not available in your country
Fortunately for all of us, it is quite possible to access Disney Plus outside the US with a VPN. All you need is a VPN powerful enough to spoof your IP address convincingly, which will help you access Disney Plus around the globe.
Steps for unblocking Disney Plus from anywhere
Here’s how you unblock Disney Plus from anywhere.
Step 1: Download and install ExpressVPN on your device after purchasing a subscription.
Step 2: Launch ExpressVPN and enter your login details.
Step 3: Connect to the Canada server location.
Step 4: Once connected, visit Disney Plus and enjoy streaming your favorite shows and movies.
Best VPNs for Bypassing Restrictions on Disney Plus
Like its rival Netflix, Disney Plus is quite good at detecting the use of VPN services and preventing such users from accessing the streaming service.
Therefore, if you want to unblock Disney Plus in your country, you’re going to need a powerful VPN for the job. Some of the best Disney Plus VPNs that enables access to Disney+ outside the US are:
ExpressVPN is natural when it comes to unblocking Disney Plus. With over 3,000+ servers in 94 countries, ExpressVPN boasts a strong network capable of bypassing geo-restrictions on most streaming services.
When testing ExpressVPN for Disney Plus, I got a pretty good quality of video when streaming “Rise of the Skywalker,” but not outstanding. Disney Plus doesn’t reveal the exact figure of video quality, so I’m not perfectly sure, but I found it to be 480p at least.
I used the New York server, which allowed me to access Disney Plus instantly with hardly any buffering, as you can see in the video above.
Overall, I had an excellent experience using ExpressVPN to access Disney Plus shows. As a bonus, the VPN is also good for a variety of other US-based streaming services as well. For instance, you can unblock HBO Now with ExpressVPN or even access Showtime outside the US with it.
The only drawback of the VPN is the higher cost, currently priced at $6.67/mo .
Surfshark is one of the most affordable yet effective VPNs you can find for taking care of Disney Plus geo-blocks anywhere in the world. Having over 500 servers within the US alone, you can always find at least a few servers working well for Disney Plus.
I did face some difficulty finding the right Surfshark server for watching Disney Plus. The Bend and Latham servers failed to work, although these are generally reliable for streaming purposes. However, the Detroit server worked like a charm, as you can see in the video above, allowing me to watch “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”
The video quality, once again, wasn’t outstanding, but I’d put it around 480p, which is good enough considering that my base Internet speed isn’t that stable anyway. I’m sure users with faster Internet speeds (at least 30 Mbps) will be able to stream Disney Plus at HD quality with Surfshark.
It is also super-affordable, costing only $2.49/mo . So, if you’re on a tight budget and still need a premium quality VPN to access Disney Plus, you don’t need to look further than Surfshark.
PureVPN is another VPN known for its excellent ability to unblock streaming services like Disney Plus. Having 6500+ servers in 140+ countries, PureVPN can easily unblock Disney Plus through more than one location.
In the video above, I’m using PureVPN’s Canada server to access the movie “The Fault in Our Stars” on Disney Plus. The video quality is not that good. I’d put it at 360p at best, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a better quality, especially if you have a better Internet connection.
PureVPN is priced at the highly reasonable rate of $3.33/mo and is certainly one of the better choices available when it comes to bypassing restrictions on Disney Plus from anywhere in the world.
Disney Plus compatibility and availability
These are the following devices that support Disney Plus:
- Apple TV
- Android Phones
- Amazon FireStick
- Android TV and Smart TV
- PS4 and Xbox One
- Nvidia Shield
- Sony TV and Hisense TV
How to setup Disney Plus on Apple TV
Disney+ is not compatible with all the models of Apple TV. Only these Apple devices work with Disney Plus:
- Apple TV HD 32 GB – A1625
- Apple TV HD 32 GB – A1842
- Apple TV HD 64 GB – A1842
If you have an Apple TV older than A1625, then it won’t work. Let’s discuss steps on how to install Disney Plus on this device…
- First, you need to sign up with Disney Plus.
- Select either a 7-day free trial or Buy Now
Now open Apple TV and follow these steps:
- Go to App Store
- Search for Disney Plus
- Download the app
- Enter login details and start streaming!
How to watch the Disney Plus app Android
To get Disney Plus on your Android Phone from outside the US or Canada, you will need to search for Disney Plus on Play Store.
If you do find this app on the play store, you will see an error message that appears on it. It says, ‘this app isn’t available in your country.
To download the Disney Plus app, you will need to follow simple steps.
- First, you need to download the ExpressVPN app from the play store.
- Enter login details
- Connect to US server
- Now try again visiting this page, or you can search for Disney Plus app for Android on a mobile browser.
- You will find an Install icon appear.
- Install the app and enter login details
- You will be able to stream all of its content.
How to get the Disney Plus app on iPhone/iOS
To watch Disney Plus on iOS, you need to change your settings on your iPhone. To do that, you need to follow these steps:
- Go to Settings on your iPhone.
- Click on Apple and iTunes Settings.
- Click on Apple ID
- Tap on View Apple ID
- Select Country/Region
- Scroll down to select the United States
- Agree to the Terms and Condition, and you are done!
- Search for Disney Plus on App Store, and you will find the app.
Now even though you can install the Disney app on iPhone, it wouldn’t stream content. For that, you will need ExpressVPN or any other VPN service I have recommended above. Once you have enabled ExpressVPN and connected to a US server, you will stream Disney+ content on your iPhones.
How to watch Disney Plus on FireStick, Fire TV, and Fire Cube
- On FireStick Home, go to the Search menu on the top.
- Search for Disney Plus on Amazon Store and select the Disney Plus app
- Press Get
- Open the app once downloaded.
- You can either get a free trial or directly purchase the app if you want
- Once done, you can start streaming.
How to install Disney Plus on Smart TV
Once you sign up with the Disney+ service, you need to subscribe to ExpressVPN if you are present outside the US. Once you do that, you will need to do the following:
- On your Smart TV Home Screen, scroll to the left and click on Recommended or Recent Apps.
- Search for Disney Plus app
- Download the app
- If you haven’t downloaded the ExpressVPN app, do it now.
- Connect to a US server
- Now login to Disney Plus.
- Start streaming!
Disney Plus Error Fix
Redditors have been talking recently about ExpressVPN not working with Disney Plus. In fact, this reddit thread created a lot of buzz among Disney Plus users’ who use VPN.
The one who posted this reddit post claims that he gets Error 83 whenever he tries to connect ExpressVPN to a US server. There’s a simple fix to it.
Fix 1: Try connecting it to the Washington server
Connecting it to a US Washington server 2 will easily let you access Disney+ without giving you any error. Since Disney Plus is cracking down on VPNs, some servers keep getting blocked. But this is the server that has recently been working for me.
Fix 2: Try connecting it to the Australia Sydney server
Another fix you can try is by connecting to Australia Sydney server 3. Although you will be able to stream Disney Plus from anywhere, you won’t be able to get early access.
List of Disney Plus TV Shows and Movies
Here is a list of popular TV Shows/Movies that airs on Disney Plus:
- The Mandalorian
- The Imagineering Story
- Pixar in Real Life
- All Marvel Movies
- Lady and the Tramp
- The Simpsons
- Brain Games
- Life Below Zero
- Agent Carter
What can I watch Disney Plus on?
It is available on Apple devices (Apple TV, iOS, iPad), Android devices (Android Phone, Android TV), PS4, Xbox One, TVs (Sony TV, Hisense TV), FireStick, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, and Roku.
Will Disney plus be available on smart TVs?
Yes, Disney Plus is available on Smart TVs like Apple TV, Sony TV, Android TV, and Hisense TV.
Is Disney Plus better than Netflix?
Disney Plus is better than Netflix in many aspects. Disney’s minimum cost is $6.99/mo, including ultra HD, whereas Netflix’s minimum cost IS $8.99/mo with no HD support. For now, Netflix has the upper edge on the library, but sooner or later, Disney will surpass that as well.
How much does Disney Plus cost?
Disney Plus has two subscription plans. It has a $6.99/month plan that includes a 7-day free trial, but the other subscription plan that I like the most is $12.99/month, including Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus.
Can you use a VPN to get early access to Disney Plus?
Only American users will have early access to Disney content. If you also want to enjoy watching the latest content before anyone, you need a VPN and connect to a US server.
When Disney Plus be launched in the UK?
Disney Plus has already launched its services in the UK since March 24, 2020
Disney Plus has been the center of attention among streaming fans. That is the reason why it has gained about 10 million subscribers since the day it was launched.
This streaming service is only available in the US, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and a few other countries. Therefore, connecting to a VPN is a must when it comes to watching your favorite Disney shows and movies outside the US or from anywhere.