Disney Plus free trial: can you still get one?

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New year, same old Disney Plus – at least where its long gone 7-day free trial is concerned. Straight off the bat, we have to dash your dreams of a happy ending when it comes to trying Disney Plus for free. The Disney Plus free trial had its happily ever after, riding off into the sunset, with the House of Mouse withdrawing the deal promptly six months after the service's initial launch in the US, with the same fate falling to the trial period in the UK, Canada, and Australia, too. To get a taste of Walt Disney Studios' wealth of content, then, you'll need to pay for the privilege.

While the return of a Disney Plus free trial might not be such a ridiculous idea, it seems like Disney is placing all its eggs in the basket of its ad-supported plan coaxing in more subscribers, and raking in that ad revenue now the plan has arrived both sides of the Atlantic. We explain below the limited ways you can still get a Disney Plus free trial, namely through new phone contracts and gift cards.

Is there still a 7-day Disney Plus free trial?

Unfortunately, there isn't a Disney Plus free trial - and there hasn't been for some time.

Disney Plus free trials did allow users in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia to use the service in full for seven days before spending anything. However, this ended in June 2020.

Even as Disney Plus has rolled out elsewhere around the world, new territories where the platform has launched haven't received the same kind of offer. Japan, was the last location where a Disney Plus free trial was available, entitling customers to a whole 31-days. This came to an end in late 2021. 

What's the best way to try Disney Plus without a free trial?

The Disney Plus price for a monthly subscription is a reasonably lean $7.99 (with ads) or $10.99 (without ads).

Internationally, it costs from £4.99/CA$7.99/AUS$13.99, but if you're prepared to commit with a hefty upfront payment of $139.99/£79.90/CA$119.99/AUS$139.99 a year, you can save 16% annually. The annual plan is not available on the cheaper, ad-supported plans.

Want even more for your money? US customers can get one of the best streaming deals from its choice of bundles, including Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hulu for just $14.99 a month or $19.99 a month if you choose to have Hulu without ads. 

This, of course, gives you access to even more content, including more content catered to adults on Hulu, while ESPN Plus more than covers sporting fans with a bunch of great entertainment.

Those who want Hulu with Live TV can pay $76.99 a month, which includes Disney Plus and ESPN Plus by default.

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How else can I get a Disney Plus free trial?

The good news for Verizon customers in the States is that subscribers to select Unlimited plans will get a 6 months free subscription to Disney Plus. Not just Disney Plus, you could be eligible for the Disney Plus bundle!

For those in the UK, sign up to one of O2's latest plans and enjoy a whole 6 months of Disney Plus as a part of your contract. If you're on an existing plan from O2 and aren't ready to upgrade, you can also save £2 on your Disney Plus subscription.

UK customers can also get 3 months of Disney Plus free through Tesco Clubcard points. Turn £8 worth of vouchers into £24 and get Disney Plus for 3 months.

Or why not ask for a Disney Plus gift card for your birthday or Christmas? Sure, someone is paying for it, but it won't be you.

Is Disney Plus free with Amazon Prime?

While Amazon Prime Video has a number of add-ons internationally, including STARZ, Paramount Plus, and other services, you cannot get Disney Plus through Amazon Prime. That means there's also no option to get a Disney Plus free trial through Prime either.

Is Disney Plus free with Hulu?

Before the Duo bundles became an option, combining Disney Plus and Hulu, you could add Disney Plus via your Hulu subscription with the option to even bag a great Black Friday streaming deal in the past. However, to get both you'll now need to subscribe to one of the bundles, with no option to add Disney Plus with a free trial.

Does Disney Plus have a student discount?

Disney Plus doesn't offer a student discount directly, and there doesn't appear to currently be any offers via third parties.

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What could you watch with a free Disney Plus trial?

The Disney Plus free trial granted access to the entire streaming library to watch as much as you liked in a seven-day period. Functionally, it was a week-long subscription to the service, and as long as you cancelled before the end of the trial period, you got to enjoy every TV show and movie without spending anything.

That included a payload of Marvel, Star Wars, Disney and Pixar movies, alongside originals like The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars. 

For now, at least, you'll have to pay if you want to check it out, though it's fair to say there is a boat load more Disney Plus Originals and other excellent titles now landing on the platform, including new Pixar movies like Turning Red, and expansions of the MCU and Star Wars, like Ms Marvel and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Does Disney Plus have gift cards?

Needless to say, it's not quite on the same wavelength as a Disney Plus free trial. However, much like its competitors, gift cards do exist for the service.

Alice Marshall
eCommerce Editor

Alice is eCommerce Editor at Future with a focus on streaming services, such as Disney Plus and HBO Max, and VPN. She predominantly writes buying and streaming service guides, as well as how to watch articles. Previously a Commercial Content Writer at Trusted Reviews, Alice has five years experience giving online buying advice, and over two years writing about consumer tech.