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How to get the Disney Plus free trial: A step-by-step guide

Lover of all things Disney? You may want to sign up to Disney Plus. Here's your guide.

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Get 12 months for the price of 10 when you sign up to Disney Plus

Savings are calculated based on the annual price compared to the monthly subscription price.
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Sign up to Disney+ to stream thousands of movies and shows

Watch new and classic TV and movies from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, National Geographic, 21st Century Fox, Hulu, ESPN and more from 1 streaming service.

A new era for entertainment behemoth Disney began in November 2019. The highly anticipated streaming TV service Disney Plus hit the ground running with a stunning catalogue of over 800 TV shows and movies. While the service wasn't perfect, it was great value for only $8.99 a month or $89.99 a year.

Those prices rose to $11.99 a month and $119.99 a year with the launch of adult content channel Star on 23 February 2021. Given the influx of new content, the price increase made sense. You can now binge more adult-oriented shows and movies, including Grey's Anatomy, Bobs Burgers, Criminal Minds, American Horror Story and other titles. In fact, a number of shows like Grey's and Scrubs can now only be streamed on Disney Plus.

What if you want to watch Disney Plus for free?

Disney Plus used to offer a 7-day free trial but retired it on 19 June 2020. The only way to stream Disney content now is to sign up for a monthly or annual subscription. The trial might be back at a future date, along with other special promotions.

The library has now grown to over 3,000 titles. The majority of titles on Disney Plus are classic content, so there is a good chance you have seen a lot of it. Whether it's Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic or Disney itself, it's a catalogue of some of the biggest blockbusters of all time.

Many of the titles are worth a rewatch, especially if you have children living under your roof. There are perennial kids classics such as Frozen and Moana, alongside recent additions such as Turning Red and Luca. You may also find some classics that you are yet to watch.

Disney Plus is streaming original, exclusive content you won't find anywhere else too. Original Star Wars TV series Obi-Wan Kenobi, Marvel's Moon Knight, The Dropout and The Kardashians lead the exclusive list. Recent original movies on the service include Fresh, Better Nate Than Ever and The Valet. Disney Plus is also continuing to build its catalogue by taking back FX titles away from Foxtel.

How to sign up for Disney Plus

Signing up for a Disney Plus subscription is a simple process:

  1. Head over to the Disney Plus sign-up page.
  2. Press the big blue button and choose a plan. To be safe, choose $11.99 a month so you have an entire month to explore the library and figure out if it's a solid choice. You can opt for the annual plan after your first month.
  3. Mark the date when the first month ends in your calendar. That way, you will remember to cancel before being billed for another month if you're not planning to extend your subscription.
  4. On the next page, enter your email address.
  5. You must then enter a strong password.
  6. You will need to enter your credit card details.
  7. Enjoy as much content as you can that first month to make the most of your money.
  8. If you're not a fan of the service or the content, follow these steps to cancel your account on or before the day marked in your calendar.

Disney Plus deals

Disney Plus may no longer offer a free trial, but the streaming service often runs promotions that can either help you save or get you additional perks when signing up for a subscription.

In 2020 for example, Woolworths Rewards customers could access a 14-day free trial to the Disney Plus platform. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members got the service free for an entire month.

A special celebration to mark 2 years of its existence, Disney Plus Day offered new and returning users the first month for just $1.99 on 12 November 2021. That was a saving of 83% on the usual $11.99 a month deal.

As well as the limited offer, Disney Plus Day 2021 also featured loads of new content, with Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings becoming available on Disney Plus for the first time. New titles such as Home Sweet Home Alone, Olaf Presents and Dopesick were also part of the event.

These types of offers may run again in the future as evidenced by Disney Plus Day, so we advise you to do check in with this guide before hitting the sign-up button.

In 2022, Disney Plus Day is scheduled for 8 September, so keep checking back to see what it comes up with this year. Disney has already announced that the live-action remake of Pinocchio will release on this day.

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    AarondellamartaFebruary 27, 2022

    Can you get Disney plus and foxtell sports only

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