How to watch Hocus Pocus 2: stream the Disney movie sequel online now

The witches from Hocus Pocus 2
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It's taken the best part of three decades, but the Sanderson Sisters are back for a long-awaited sequel, as Hocus Pocus 2 arrives on Disney Plus. The follow-up feature-length movie to the 1993 Halloween cult classic sees Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy each reprise their roles as deliciously dastardly 17th-century witches Winnie, Sara and Mary. Read on for your guide on how to watch Hocus Pocus 2 online from wherever you are now.

Watch Hocus Pocus 2 online

Release date: Friday, September 30

Release time: 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST

Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Doug Jones, Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson

Watch Hocus Pocus 2 now on on Disney Plus

In the US? get the Disney Plus bundle for $13.99 a month

Set 29 years after the first film, the sequel centres on three high school students that find themselves working together to save present-day Salem after the Sanderson sisters mysteriously return, hellbent on scoring revenge on the city.

Alongside Midler, Najimy, and Parker, the new movie also sees Doug Jones return to the role of Winnie’s former lover, zombie William ‘Billy’ Butcherson. New cast members meanwhile include Gossip Girl's Whitney Peak as aspiring witch Becca and and Veep's Tony Hale as the Mayor of Salem.

Read on below for the details on how to watch Hocus Pocus 2 online and exclusively on Disney Plus including the best streaming deals available globally.

Hocus Pocus 2 release date and times

You can watch Hocus Pocus 2 online on Disney Plus globally from Friday, September 30, with the film available on demand from 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST

How to watch Hocus Pocus 2 online

Friday, September 3012am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST

Exclusive to Disney Plus, Hocus Pocus 2 landed on Friday, September 30 where it’ll be available to watch from 12am PT / 3am ET / 8am BST / 5pm AEST

As Disney Plus has now rolled out in North America, Europe and parts of Asia and Latin America, watching Hocus Pocus 2 is easier than ever. If you’re located in a country where Disney Plus is available, you just need to head to the Disney Plus website and sign up for the service to watch.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Hocus Pocus 2 and Disney’s huge back catalog, Disney Plus also gives you access to the entire Star Wars canon, plus all things Fox, Pixar, and National Geographic.

A Disney Plus subscription also unlocks everything Marvel, including She-Hulk and Moon Knight, all for just $7.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month.

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Watch Hocus Pocus 2 with the Disney Bundle

Hocus Pocus 2 with the Disney Bundle

The best Disney Plus deal in the US is to watch Hocus Pocus 2 with the Disney Bundle. The Disney Bundle gives you three streaming services at a discount rate. It's Disney Plus, ESPN+ and Hulu all for $13.99 per month.

A subscription to Disney Plus on its own is $7.99 per month. Try adding all the movies, TV shows, live sports and Hulu Originals for a few dollars more. There are no long contracts. You can cancel at any time.

How to save money on Disney+

While there's no longer a Disney Plus free trial to speak of, the Disney Plus price offers great value and is already cheaper than competing streaming services like Netflix. Yet you can get more bang for your buck when you sign up for an annual subscription and get 15% off the monthly price. Yes, you have to splash a wad of cash initially, but with so much content to get stuck into, we very much doubt you'll run out of things to watch before your year is up. You're looking at $79.99/£79.90/AU$119.99 for a 12-month membership.

If your interests are farther reaching (and you're in the US), then we'd seriously recommend the fantastic value Disney Plus bundle package. It adds Hulu and ESPN Plus to your subscription price, with the Hulu element opening up a world of more adult-focused content, including Hulu Originals like Candy, Conversations with Friends, and Nine Perfect Strangers. Meanwhile, ESPN Plus brings tonnes of exclusive live sport, highlights and documentaries. The combined bundle costs just $13.99 per month.

What else should I know about Disney+?

Andor is the latest in a string of recent blockbuster releases exclusive to the platform, including Ms. MarvelShe-Hulk and Obi-Wan Kenobi. And there's plenty more where those came from, including,  Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, Willow and The Mandalorian season 3, which are all set to arrive in the coming weeks and months.

You'll also find National Geographic documentaries, Disney and Pixar classics, the entire Star Wars saga and every season of The Simpsons.

Star on Disney Plus, meanwhile, has seen the amount of content available through Disney Plus more than double, with a particular eye to more grown-up shows. Some of the best Star on Disney Plus shows include Pam and Tommy and Dopesick. And parents won’t have to worry about their kids accidentally seeing inappropriate content, as Star includes a slew of parental control features to ensure the service stays as family-friendly as ever.

Star on Disney Plus is available in the UK, most of Europe, and other select markets like Australia and New Zealand - but not in the US, where the media giant's Hulu service already has very similar ground covered.

So, what devices can you watch Disney Plus on? The streaming service has apps for iOS and Android (of course) and is available to watch online via the likes of Amazon Fire TV Stick, PS4, Xbox One and Roku streaming devices.

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