How to Sign-Up and Watch Disney Plus Online Abroad in 2020

How to Sign-Up and Watch Disney Plus Online Abroad in 2020

Wondering how to watch Disney Plus online in your country as the service is geo-restricted and only available in few locations? Well for this you will require a VPN first.

In this blog, I am going to tell you how to stream Disney Plus in your country as well as how to subscribe to the service without using a foreign payment method.

The most awaited Disney+ streaming platform is finally here that will seem to be the main Netflix competitor, according to many binge-watchers.

Right now, Disney+ is offering content from Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, and National Geographic. This means with Disney Plus, you can enjoy old animated classics, Avengers series, and new TV shows like The Mandalorian and more.

disney plus franchises

But, sadly, this highly anticipated service is only available in a few countries, including the USA, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand only. And in Europe, the service will start on March 31st, 2020.

This means you have to be in one of the mentioned above countries to stream Disney+. Moreover, just like Netflix, the content library differs based on your location.

This means if you need to get full access to Disney Plus content, you must be a resident of the USA or any of the available countries. This is why I am here to take you out of this painful situation by providing an easy guide to get Disney+ in your country with a VPN.

Why You Need a VPN to Watch Disney Plus Abroad

Right now, Disney Plus is offering its service only in USA, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, and New Zealand.

This means to stream Disney+, you have to reside in one of the countries where the service is officially available. Otherwise, if you try to access Disney Plus, the following error will appear on your screen:

“Sorry, Disney+ is not available in your country.”

Disney Plus geo-restriction error

This is where Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help you in getting Disney+ Abroad in your country. A VPN allows you to change your local IP with the one where the service is officially available such as USA.

So, when you change your local IP address with American IP address, it will trick the Disney+ that you are residing in US and allows you to stream the service from anywhere in the world.

How to Watch Disney Plus Online From Anywhere Abroad

Follow these steps to unblock Disney+ abroad with a VPN in 

  1. Download and subscribe to a VPN (We specifically recommend Surfshark).
  2. Open the VPN app and sign in with your credentials.
  3. Connect to a country server where Disney Plus is officially available (Recommended Servers: Miami, Denver, Latham, Atlanta, and Australian servers).
  4. Head over to Disney+ site and Sign-Up from anywhere outside US. Please keep in mind that you will require a payment method that is linked to USA, Netherland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand address.
  5. Now sign-in with your Disney+ account and enjoy from anywhere abroad. If it still not working, check your internet speed connection and clear your browser to fix the issue.
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Note: Surfshark is our top recommendation to unblock and watch Disney Plus Online from anywhere, for it’s streaming optimized worldwide servers with multiple cities available. Full Steps for the payment method details are listed below or else you will receive the “Disney plus payment method does not match country” error.

How to Get Disney+ Account in any Country with a VPN

Steps to Create Disney Plus Account via iOS from Abroad

Follow these steps to get Disney+ on iOS from abroad:

  1. Create a new Apple ID. For this, follow this link, open it on your laptop/desktop browser. While creating a new Apple id, make sure to use a new email address that you didn’t use with your existing Apple id and select “United States” as your country/region.
    How to create new Apple id 1
  2. Once you get the new apple id account > Open settings on your iOS device,> Search for iTunes & App Store and tap on it > Now sign-out your existing Apple Id and sign-in with your new ID.itunes and App Store
  3. Now open this Amazon Gift Card Link on your Apple device and purchase it depending on which plan you want to buy an annual or monthly Disney+ subscription.Amazon Apple Gift Card
  4. If you don’t know how to redeem the Apple gift card, click here to follow the right process.
  5. Once you redeemed the gift card > Open App Store and downloaded the “Disney+” app.
  6. Now install one of the recommended VPNs that are mentioned and sign-up for it. Open VPN app and sign in with your credentials (We used Surfshark) > Connect to USA server from the list.
  7. Once connected to USA server, open Disney+ app and create your account with a new Apple id. Since you have already redeemed a disney plus gift card on your new Apple id, you can use that to pay for the subscription after the trial period ends.
  8. Now open the Disney Plus app and watch your content from anywhere abroad.Disney+ iOS app

Steps to Create Disney+ Account via Android Device from Abroad

You will require a VPN first to get Disney+ on Android devices in your country. So first download a VPN and sign-up for it (We used Surfshark) > Now open the VPN and connect to an American server from the list.

Once you are connected to US IP address, follow these steps to watch Disney Plus on Android from abroad:

  1. First, click on this link to create a new Google account.How to create Google ID
  2. Once the account is created > Now its time to buy a Google Play Store Gift Card from Amazon. To purchase Google Play Gift card, you don’t need to connect to a VPN since you can purchase items from Amazon. However, you need a VPN to download and sign-up for Disney+ account.How to create a Google id 2
  3. After purchasing a gift card for disney plus, you will get redeem code in the email. Open the email and click to “Redeem Your Code” to transfer the google gift card in your google account.
  4. Now you need to fill out your country, name, and ZIP code > Select ‘United States’ and enter a five-digit US ZIP code (you can easily find US zip code online).
  5. Now sign-out your existing Google id and log-in with your new Google account on your Android device.
  6. Open “Play Store,” search for Disney Plus, and download the app. Since you already connected to US IP address, the app will directly start downloading.
  7. Once the Disney+ installed > Open the app and tap on “Start Free Trial” option, create your account and pay for the subscription by using Play Store Gift Card.
  8. Now open Disney+ app > Sign-in with your account and enjoy it from abroad.

Disney Plus Android

Best VPNs to Stream Disney+ from Abroad

1. Surfshark: Best Pocket-friendly VPN to unblock Disney+ from abroad. It offers 1040+  servers with consistent connectivity, optimal speeds, and secure connection. (currently working-updated on 29th February 2020)

Get Surfshark to access Disney+ from Abroad!

2. PureVPN: Best Disney Plus VPN working right now. This provider is fast enough to stream your favorite content on Disney+ with robust online privacy features at reasonable prices. (currently working-updated on 29th February 2020)

Get PureVPN now to unblock Disney Plus Abroad!

3. ExpressVPN: Best Fastest Disney+ VPN This provider is expensive, but it has the fastest servers among all the providers that work with Disney+ with powerful security features. (currently working-updated on 29th February 2020)

Get ExpressVPN to Watch Disney Plus Anywhere!

4. NordVPN: Offers fast servers to stream Disney+ from anywhere and other Geo-restricted services. (currently working-updated on 29th February 2020)

For more, you can check my detail guide on the best Disney Plus VPN to watch Disney+ from anywhere globally.

How Much Does Disney+ Cost?

Disney+ is available for $6.99/month or $69.99 if you pay for its yearly subscription. You can also sign-up for its bundle offer, which includes Disney Plus, Hulu (with ads), and ESPN+ on a single subscription by paying $12.99/month.

However, if you are in countries like Turkey, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Russia or anywhere in the world where the service is not available yet use of the above method can easily let you access D+ anywhere.

FAQs


Disney Plus service is available in selected countries only. Here are the official Disney Plus release date by country.

Countries Release Date
USA 12th November 2019
Canada 12th November 2019
Netherlands 12th November 2019
Australia 19th November 2019
New Zealand 19th November 2019
UK 31st March 2020
Germany 31st March 2020
France 31st March 2020
Spain 31st March 2020
Italy 31st March 2020



Here is the list of devices where you can watch Disney Plus online:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Apple TV
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Fire TVs
  • Desktop Browser
  • Samsung, Hisense and LG Smart TVs
  • Android TVs



Yes, you can watch Disney+ on the following smart TVs. However, viewers having older models than 2015 May experience device compatibility issues.

  • Android TV
  • Sony TV
  • Apple TV
  • Samsung smart TVs
  • LG smart TVs
  • Hisense smart TVs



According to Disney+ official, the service will launch in the Uk, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and in other European countries on 31st March 2020. To Get Early Access use a VPN like Surfshark and enjoy streaming the service from anywhere.



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13 Responses to How to Sign-Up and Watch Disney Plus Online Abroad in 2020

  1. Rick

    I live outside of these ‘authorized’ countries and have been using VPNs for a while. That’s the easy part.

    The problem with trying to subscribe to Disney Plus is the Payment Method (credit card or PayPal) MUST be registered within those countries as well. The VPN doesn’t solve that problem, so unless you have a credit card from the U.S.A. or any of the other authorized regions then you won’t be able to subscribe.

    Case in point: I live in Fiji. I use my VPN to change my location to the USA (or NZ, Australia, Canada). My Visa debit Card is internationally enabled (I can shop online and use my card anywhere in the world). Here’s the problem: Disney Plus can detect when your payment method (in my case, my visa card) is not registered/originates from the USA (or any of the authorized countries). Same goes for PayPal (which is linked to the same card).

    So VPNs are only useful if your payment method (visa card or paypal) is ALSO from the authorised region.

    Unless there is another way?

    If so, tell me now because I need to watch the Mandalorian!! ?

    • Salman Ahmed

      Hey Rick, you can get Disney+ subscription by using a gift card on your iOS or Android device that is already mentioned in this blog under “How to Get Disney+ Account in any Country with a VPN” heading.
      By following the steps you don’t require any credit card or Paypal account that is linked to authorized countries to subscribe to Disney Plus and watch the Mandalorain in Fiji or anywhere in the world. However, if you still have any query let us know. we are here to help.

      • Oskar

        I also have this problem, as I need to have a US registered billing address to download anything from the app store

        • Salman Ahmed

          Hey Oscar,
          Use this website to generate a fake billing address, it will allow you to download the Disney plus app then. let me know if you need more help.

  2. Kolten Lim

    I am stuck after i purchase a google play gift card as it claims the account country registered to my play store does match that of the gift card. What should i do to fix this?

    • Salman Ahmed

      Hey Kolten,

      Did you create a new account before purchasing a google play gift card from Amazon Store? And can you please tell me that you follow all the steps that were mentioned in the blog for Android device so i can help you

  3. michael

    Salman Ahmed,
    problem still occur, Amazon store will cancel your purchasing for buying google play gift card as the credit card that use is not issue in USA ( this the problem i facing now.
    So the VPN does not help at all since I cannot purchase google play gift card. FOr others, I recommend try / manage purchase google play gift card only purchase VPN, else you will wasting your money.

    • Preben Bjerre

      Yes. I have same problem with Amazon and also Walmart. Pay pal does not work either. How to buy a google play gift card when credit card is not from the U.S.A or other registrated countries?

    • Salman Ahmed

      Hey Michael, this seems strange to me because my team tested this method to subscribe for Disney+ subscription without using US payment method. I will check it again and will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks

  4. Tanya

    Hi, I did everything like you said, but the new google play account asks for a phone number and mine isn’t an American phone number and without it, I cant connect what can I do?

  5. Brenda

    Ok so i got a family member to pass me their account (USA subscription) but even with vpn it tells me i need to switch my payment method in order to continue watching…plus i cant download the app on android

    • Salman Ahmed

      Hey Brenda,
      let’s go step by step
      First tell me, did you follow all the steps to download Disney Plus app on android device mentioned in the blog?

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