Is Disney Plus Available in the UK? How to Subscribe to this Streaming Platform in the United States, Australia, and More
With Disney Plus already available in some countries, some fans are wondering how they can get access to the streaming platform’s exclusive content. Is Disney Plus available in the UK? What’s the launch date for certain countries in Europe? Here’s what we know about subscribing to Disney Plus in the UK, Australia, and abroad.
Disney Plus did not launch in the United Kingdom on Nov. 12, 2019
Although some fans hopped on this streaming platform during November, fans in the United Kingdom didn’t have access to Disney’s recently released platform. Simon Brew, founder and editor of Film Stories magazine, discussed some of the reasons why during an interview with Wired.
“It’s a temporary problem, and not unique to the UK,” he said. “20th Century Fox has pre-existing deals with broadcasters and streamers, signed before Disney took it over. And Disney itself had long and rich contracts with the likes of Sky. Ideally, Disney would have liked to have bought Sky too, but it was effectively gazumped by Comcast.”
When will Disney Plus premiere in the United Kingdom?
This upcoming subscription service differs from Disney Life, in that it will house original content in addition to Disney classics. Unfortunately, there is no official launch date from Disney regarding their recently released streaming platform.
According to Metro, “Disney Life, which has been available in the UK since 2015. You have access to a lot of Disney content through Disney Life, but Disney+ will start to include original content and entertainment from the other companies [that] Disney [owns.]” That includes Marvel, Pixar, 21st Century Fox, and Lucasfilm. Content created by National Geographic will also appear on the streaming platform.
Disney Plus will even create its own spin-off television shows and movies and original content. That includes Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian, which takes place in the Star Wars Universe and premieres on the streaming platform at its launch date. Multiple Marvel series’, including Loki, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and WandaVision, will premiere exclusively on the streaming platform within the next few years.
What other countries will house Disney Plus within the upcoming months?
Fans can have access to Disney Plus using iPhones, Google Chromecast Android phones, Apple TV (integrated with the TV app, Sony PlayStation 4, and Sony Smart TVs, amongst other devices. However, the countries that fans can subscribe to Disney Plus are somewhat limited.
Disney Plus launched in the United States, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand on Nov. 12, 2019. According to Metro, other countries in Europe, including France, Germany, Spain, and Italy will have access to this streaming platform beginning on March 31, 2020. According to Wired, the platform may premiere in the United Kingdom on the same day.
The exact timeline of Disney Plus is constantly being adjusted by Disney — while Avengers: Endgame was originally set to premiere on Disney Plus during December 2019, the company moved this movie up to be available at the platform’s launch date. More information will presumably be released within the upcoming months.