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How to Watch Disney+ from outside the US, Canada, Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia

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Disney’s theme parks might have turned into a ghost town amid the coronavirus outbreak, but its Disney+ streaming service is seeing a rise in demand.  The service offers exclusive content in HD and 4K from the likes of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. This includes original documentaries and movies, a ton of series from the fault, 21st Century Fox back catalog, and Disney Channel Originals. The unfortunate news is that Disney+ is only available in a few select countries.

As of this writing, you can stream Disney+ in:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

But what if you’re not living in one of these countries?


Well, there are ways to stream Disney+ from anywhere in the world, whether you just want early access (FYI, Disney+ launch got delayed in India) or you’re traveling.

Accessing Disney+ With a VPN

Disney is currently geoblocking its Disney+ content in unapproved countries. Even if you’re a Canadian, Australian, Dutch, or US citizen living abroad, you will find it challenging to access Disney+ from any location.

So what are your options? The best solution is a premium VPN service like ExpressVPN. VPNs are designed to change your IP address so it’ll appear as if you’re accessing the Disney+ website from another country.


Let’s say you’re currently residing in Singapore. If you wanted to stream Disney+, you might try to open

its content. Unfortunately, you’ll see a landing page saying the service is yet to be launched in the country.

What this means is that the company identifies your location based on the IP address that’s assigned to your PC when you connect to the internet. The same happens if you want to, say, stream BBC iPlayer in China, which BBC iPlayer blocks.

So what you could do is use a VPN to tell Disney that you’re located in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the Netherlands, even if you’re actually in some other country.

Using a Premium VPN to Watch Disney+ From Any Location in The World


I’ve been using ExpressVPN to watch Disney+ in Pakistan and it’s been a fantastic experience. I can also assure you that it’s a very simple process. All you need to do is log into a VPN of your choice, find a server in one of the five countries where Disney+ is available, and click connect. 

Once connected, when you go to the Disney Plus website, Disney will see your IP address as being in an approved country, even though you’re physically not there. You can then pay for the Disney+ subscription and stream to your heart’s content.


In plain language, a VPN will virtually take you to any location worldwide to help bypass Disney+ geoblocks.

Plus, you’ll get several other benefits:

  • A VPN preserves your online anonymity, so your ISP (internet service provider) won’t limit your browsing speed or spy on your activities.
  • It gives you peace of mind while using public WiFi hotspots.
  • VPN providers, especially premium ones, encrypt your online information, protecting it from advertisers, data thieves, and hackers.

It’s worth mentioning that you’ll need to remain connected to the VPN while streaming Disney+ globally, but fortunately, it’s a ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ sort of software.


Warning: Don’t Use a Free VPN to Access Disney+

There are very few truly free VPNs out there and even fewer that work safely with streaming websites like Disney+. I suggest using a reliable service like ExpressVPN. It has a plethora of servers and offers top-notch speeds and security, so you won’t have to compromise your privacy in exchange for streaming.

Conclusion

Disney+ is active and growing, but it’s only accessible in a few countries. To watch it from anywhere in the world, use a VPN that can easily bypass its geoblocks while hiding your location. In the majority of countries, it’s perfectly legal to stream Disney+ with a VPN, as long as you’re a paying customer with an active account. So what are you waiting for? Find a suitable VPN, make a Disney+ account, search for your favorite Disney content and hit play!

Adeel Qayum
the authorAdeel Qayum
Adeel Qayum is a security enthusiast and a blog writer at Privacy Noob. Besides keeping up with the latest in security trends, he is also passionate about traveling, gaming and building businesses.

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