How to watch Mulan: stream the live-action movie online with Disney Plus

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Mulan is the latest blockbuster movie to be added to the impressive Disney Plus catalogue of exclusives, with the 2020 live-action remake now available on the great value streaming service. You're either in or you're out, with Disney Plus subscribers and only Disney Plus subscribers able to get hold of the new film through their membership, which grants access to the platform's Premier Access releases. Follow our guide below as we explain how to watch Mulan online right now. Spoiler alert: the only real trick that's required is a Disney Plus subscription!

How to watch Mulan online today

Disney Plus is the exclusive home of Mulan and you'll need a subscription to get started. Fortunately, Disney Plus plans cost just $6.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month.

The live-action Mulan movie that's out now exclusively on Disney Plus is a remake of the popular 1998 cartoon and is available in most major Disney Plus markets, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, much of the EU, and many more countries. It stars Liu Yifei as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, and Jet Li as the Emperor of China

As we've said, you'll need to be a Disney Plus subscriber to watch Mulan online. Fortunately, Disney Plus is one of the most affordable streaming services around, costing just $6.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 a month.

If that seems like a lot, just remember that $20 or £30 is roughly the same as the price of two cinema tickets. But instead of queuing for ages for overpriced popcorn suffocating in your face mask, you get to watch Mulan when you want, how you want, and as many times as you want. 

Disney's spared no effort trying to recreate the cinematic experience for home viewers, with Mulan being available in stunning 4K HDR resolution and offering support for immersive Dolby Atmos sound. Come to think of it, grabbing yourself a Disney Plus subscription to watch Mulan might be an easy decision?

Follow our guide below for more information about how to watch Mulan online with Disney Plus.

How to watch Mulan: stream the new live-action movie online right now

head to the Disney Plus website

Anyone in countries that 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. 

Once you've done that, you'll find Mulan available as part of your subscription - though it originally cost extra ($29.99/£19.99/AU$34.99) as the first release on the Disney Premier Access platform.

As well as being the exclusive home of Mulan, 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/AU$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. If you're in the US, for the ultimate value you can take advantage of a combined bundle that includes ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus for the outrageously cheap price of just $12.99 a month.

Plus, the 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.

Why was Mulan so important for Disney Plus - and what's Disney Plus Premier Access?

Premier Access is the latest addition to the already excellent Disney Plus streaming service. It's launch offering was the highly anticipated 2020 Mulan live-action remake back in September 2020.

How it works is pretty straightforward. You need to be a Disney Plus subscriber to join the Premier Access party - with monthly subscriptions available for just $6.99/£7.99/AU$11.99 - after which you can watch Mulan for an additional fee.

Mulan cost $29.99/£19.99/AU$34.99 to stream on its release date after that, which might seem like a lot, but is actually less than two cinema tickets when you think about it.

Plus, you got to watch Mulan from the comfort of your own home, meaning taking a bathroom break won't incur any icy stares  - and the popcorn's considerably cheaper, too.

Perhaps best of all, you get to keep anything you buy through Premier Access and watch it as many times as you want for the duration of your Disney Plus subscription.

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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.