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How to watch Hamilton online: stream the spectacular musical on Disney Plus

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The cinematic version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical, Hamilton, enjoyed the fastest of fast-track releases in 2020 and is now available to stream on Disney Plus. Everyone's home can be the room where it happens today, so don't throw away your shot - here's how how to watch Hamilton online and stream it with Disney Plus right now.

How to watch Hamilton online

Disney Plus is the one and only place to watch Hamilton online. Fortunately, it's super affordable - Disney Plus costs just $6.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month, making it cheaper to stream Hamilton than rent other major movie releases.

The record breaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning show is a visionary take on the "ten-dollar Founding Father without a father" - and more cultural phenomenon than Broadway hit. Hamilton has now hit all of Disney Plus' markets - including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and many more.

The movie of the show was shot at New York's Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016 and features the production's original cast, which is headlined by Miranda himself playing Alexander Hamilton. Scroll down for full details of the original Hamilton cast that won 11 Tony Awards - Broadway's equivalent of the Oscars.

The film carries a PG-13 rating in the US, which is roughly equivalent to a 12A in the UK. This means it will muffle two of the three F-bombs that feature in the original song lyrics, to make it family-friendly and suitable for Disney Plus audiences. 

But even if you've seen the show performed live, as this writer has, you won't notice the difference. Popular numbers like My Shot, Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) and Satisfied are every bit as mesmerizing as they are in the flesh and the production carries all the same swagger and potency it does on the stage.

Don't delay - your home is now officially the room where it happens, so here's how to watch Hamilton online and stream Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic musical on Disney Plus right now.

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How to watch Hamilton online: stream the musical on Disney Plus now

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Anyone is countries that now have access to Disney Plus - North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, most of mainland Europe and more - simply need to head to the Disney Plus website to sign up for the service. After that, Hamilton is sure to be front and center of the platform - and if for some strange reason it's not, a quick search will deliver the goods.

As well as being the exclusive home of Hamilton, there are loads of other reasons to check out Disney Plus - a fantastic (and fantastic value) streaming service with loads of great content. It features every Simpsons episode ever made, all your favorite Pixar flicks, the latest Marvel movies, and the complete Star Wars canon - all for just $6.99/£7.99/$11.99 a month.

It really is something of a bargain, considering how much you get - and how much of it can't be found anywhere else. Better still, you can save 15% if you sign up for an annual subscription, or for the ultimate value, take advantage of a combined bundle that includes ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus for the outrageously cheap price of just $12.99 a month. 

There's so much included, you might forget cable TV ever existed - and yes, you really can have it all for the price of an appetizer! 

In fact, addition of Star on Disney Plus more than doubles the amount of grown-up content on the service for just a marginal price increase. Some of the best Star on Disney Plus shows at launch include Big Sky, Solar Opposites, and Love, Victor. Parents can sleep easy, too, as the rollout of the channel includes a slew of new parental control features to ensure the service stays as family-friendly as ever.

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Hamilton cast: who stars in the Disney Plus movie?

As we've mentioned, the movie version of Hamilton now available for streaming exclusively on Disney Plus features the original cast of the show. Hamilton first debuted off-Broadway in 2015 before being moved to the Richard Rodgers Theatre - an iconic venue that was the perfect home for Miranda's masterpiece.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton
  • Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson
  • Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr
  • Christopher Jackson as George Washington
  • Jonathan Groff as King George
  • Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler
  • Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton

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James Laird

James is a technology journalist with nearly 10 years experience and currently Sports and TV Streaming Editor at Future, where he works across TechRadar, T3 and Tom's Guide. He is here to help you find the best ways to watch sports, TV shows and movies online. Previously, he was News and Features Editor at Trusted Reviews, Editor of Lifehacker UK, and Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.