Disney Plus free trial - everything you need to know in 2022 (2022)

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Is it currently possible to pick up a Disney Plus free trial? It's certainly a good idea to look; because there are countless streaming services now squabbling over our hard-earned money (be it Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon, Paramount Plus, and all the rest), it's sensible to have a taste-test before committing.

Well, that's the theory. Unfortunately for us, you cannot get a Disney Plus free trial right now (sorry everyone). It's actually been gone for a little while - it was shut down a few years ago. As such, the cheapest way of test-driving this service would be a single month of Disney Plus (opens in new tab). And yes, we appreciate that nothing is cheaper than 'free'. But needs must, and seeing as there's no cancellation fee to a basic Disney membership, you can then jump ship before your subscription rolls over into the second month. In short, there's no other way of getting access to the streaming service for less.

Either way, we wouldn't recommend waiting in case the Disney Plus free trial makes a comeback. It's been gone for a while, and there's very little incentive for Disney to resurrect it (the service is doing much too well for that). As a result, your only option would be signing up for a standard membership or grabbing it as part of a contract from the likes of Verizon (opens in new tab) in the USA or o2 (opens in new tab) in the UK.

There's an upside to all this, though. We've got more details on pricing in your region below, but the long and short of it is that Disney's streaming service won't cost more than a couple of coffees. You also get the full library alongside the ability to cancel whenever you want, making it the best alternative now the Disney Plus free trial is defunct.

To help you find out if a Disney Plus free trial is still available in your area (and to get maximum bang for buck if it isn't), we've gone into detail about the latest prices and packages available below. As for whether the service is worth your time in the first place, check out our full Disney Plus guide.

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Is there a Disney Plus free trial?

The Disney Plus free trial isn't available anymore in the USA, UK, Canada, or Australia (it was taken down over a year ago). With that in mind, the cheapest way of getting Disney Plus right now would be a standard month of the service. It'll cost you $7.99 in the USA (opens in new tab), $11.99 in Canada (opens in new tab), £7.99 for UK viewers (opens in new tab), or $11.99 in Australia (opens in new tab). You'll then get access to the full Disney Plus library in 4K whenever possible - there are no restrictions.

Will the Disney Plus free trial come back?

If you're curious about if and when a Disney Plus free trial will return, you're not alone. We're wondering the same thing, but it isn't looking good - considering how popular the streaming service has been without a free test-period, there's no incentive for Disney to reverse its removal. As such, we couldn't count on a reappearance any time soon.

The best we can hope for is a discount like the one we got during Disney Plus Day last November

Even though we can see the Disney Plus free trial getting an encore during promotional pushes (maybe for the Holiday season or in any upcoming Black Friday Disney Plus deals), the odds still aren't great. Disney seems content to rely on a stream of original content that'll reel in audiences instead, and there's more than enough on the horizon to pique interest for even the most belligerent viewer. Whether it's an Obi-Wan series or a Marvel spin-off show focusing on She-Hulk, there's plenty of headline-grabbing must-watches on the way.

Instead of a Disney Plus trial, perhaps the best we can hope for is a discount like the one we got during Disney Plus Day last November. This temporarily brought the price crashing down to $1.99/£1.99 for new subscribers.

Disney Plus free trial alternatives

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Cheesed off that the Disney Plus free trial is gone? Don't worry, it's not a total disaster. Disney Plus bundles are surprisingly affordable, and some offers are available to get you the service for less. We've listed the latest prices below.

Because these costs increased at the beginning of 2021, they should stay pretty stable for a little while yet. As we said in our Disney Plus sign-up guide, we wouldn't expect them to increase until later in 2022 at the earliest.

Disney Plus - USA

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Disney Plus (monthly) |$7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Now that the Disney Plus trial is no more, this standard subscription is the cheapest way of getting the service. It gives you access to everything Disney Plus has on offer, and you can cancel whenever you like.

Disney Plus (one year) |$79.99 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
If you're in it for the long haul, this annual pass is much better value for money. It gets you 12 months for the price of 10.

Disney Plus, Hulu, ESPN Plus |$13.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Want the best-value deal now that the Disney Plus free trial is gone? Here it is. This bundle provides three services for the cost of a single month of Standard HD Netflix, netting you Disney Plus itself alongside the more grown-up dramas of Hulu and the sports on ESPN Plus.

Disney Plus, Hulu (no ads), ESPN Plus | $19.99 per month (opens in new tab)
This bundle is exactly the same as the one above, but there's one key difference - you're avoiding the (quite annoying) ads on Hulu.

1-year Disney Plus gift card |$79.99 at Disney Plus (opens in new tab)
This offer is digital, so it can be delivered instantaneously to an email address of your choice (in other words, it's perfect for those of us who have left present-buying a bit late). Just remember that it can only be redeemed by new subscribers.

Disney Plus - Canada

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Disney Plus (monthly) |$11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
How much will a month of Disney Plus set you back in Canada? Just $12 (opens in new tab). That's not too bad, all things considered - you're still getting access to the full library with no restrictions, not to mention the new Star service. That takes the sting out of losing a Disney Plus free trial (sort of).

Disney Plus (one year) |$119.99 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
Settling in for the long haul with Disney Plus? You get maximum value by signing up for a full year.This saves you around $24 on the standard monthly cost of Disney Plus, and you're getting the Star channel as well.

Disney Plus - UK

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Disney Plus (monthly) |£7.99 per month (opens in new tab)
Looking for the cheapest option now that the Disney Plus free trial is gone? This standard monthly subscription is your best bet. It gives you access to everything the service has to offer as well as the more mature Star channel.

Disney Plus (one year) |£79.90 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
Paying a one-off fee will get you the streaming service for a full year, and you'll save roughly £16 in the process compared to the monthly cost (you're getting 12 months for the price of 10).

Disney Plus gift card (1 year) | £79.90 at Disney Plus (opens in new tab)
Delivered to any email address at any time you like, this is perfect as a last-minute gift. However, remember that the card can only be redeemed by new subscribers.

Disney Plus - Australia

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Disney Plus (monthly) |$11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
A standard month of Disney Plus will set you back $12 (opens in new tab) in Australia and $12.99 in New Zealand (opens in new tab). It's a shame that the Disney Plus free trial is gone, but the standard rate isn't too bad considering that you're getting the new Star channel as well.

Disney Plus (one year) |$119.99 one-off payment (opens in new tab)
Getting hold of a full year of Disney Plus provides the best value for money. At $120 (opens in new tab) in Australia and $129.99 in New Zealand (opens in new tab), it saves you the equivalent of two months compared to the standard fee. Once again, you're getting everything on Disney Plus and Star for that price.

If you're keen to see if the service is worth your time, be sure to check out our full Disney Plus review. And if you want to upgrade your setup so you can watch shows like Moon Knight at their best, don't forget to drop in on our guide to the best gaming TVs. It's worth taking a look at the best 120Hz 4K TVs too.

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Benjamin Abbott

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