Many of us are counting down the days until Disney+ is released, the brand new streaming service from Disney that will be showcasing all the classic animated films and superhero blockbusters, as well as brand new anticipated content like The Mandalorian. To see more about the latest news, programmes and UK release date, take a look at our Disney Plus news article.
Disney have confirmed the pricing brackets for the streaming service in the US, Canada, The Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand - all of which undercut the other streaming rivals like Netflix and Amazon Prime. But believe it or not, there are even more discounts rolling in if you’d like to become an early bird for the platform.
Read on to discover how to get your discount for Disney+. If you’re looking for another way to stream content on the cheap, then check out how to get Amazon Prime for free.
The Disney+ annual subscription discount
If you’re a Gold Member of the D23 Disney Fan Club, you’ll be able to buy a three-year subscription to Disney Plus for $47 (around £38) a year, which will allow you to save nearly $23 off the original annual price of $69.99 (around £57).
This offer will be available until September 2, so you’ve got a little longer to sign up if you’re not already. This bundle was first announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California (August 23-25).
Gold membership in the Disney Fan Club will give you access to Disney VIP experiences and events, discounts at expos, special offers and more. This membership has an annual cost of $99.99, and you can purchase it here.
The Disney Plus bundle
If the discount above isn’t feasible for you, then there is another option. Disney are actually offering a very reasonable bundle that not only gives you access to Disney+, but Hulu and ESPN+ as well for just $12.99 (around £10.70) per month.
To give you an idea of how much that saves you, we can take a look at how much each service costs alone. Disney+ is $6.99, ESPN+ is $4.99, and Hulu is $5.99 on its cheapest plan. That means at minimum this bundle would make a saving of $5 each month in comparison to having individual subscriptions.
In terms of content, Hulu streams shows like The Handmaid’s Tale and Castle Rock, whilst ESPN+ will get you on-demand service for lots of American sports, including MLB, NHL, NBA and MLS games, as well as college sports, PGA golf, Top Rank Boxing, and Grand Slam Tennis matches.
Please note that both of these deals are only applicable on the US version of Disney+ at the moment. However, if you use a VPN, like NordVPN, you may still be able to access these offers and sign up for a US subscription. VPNs bypass site’s geo-blockers, so you can browse a webpage as if you’re from another country.
All you need to do is download you preferred VPN of choice, choose a US server, open a new browser and access the American site that you want. Once Disney Plus goes live, you should be able to watch content on the site through a VPN. If you want to know more about using a VPN, then check out our best VPNs for streaming.