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Why Disney+ Is Not Available in the UK and How to Set up Disney+ in the UK

Do you want to set up Disney+ in the UK? Are you wondering why Disney+ isn’t available in the UK in the first place? The answer to that is pretty simple. When it comes to entertainment services, ultimately goes down to having rights to the content.


Except, Disney+ already has rights to all of its content as it owns the likes of Discovery Channel, FOX, and Marvel. Unlike Netflix, Disney doesn’t have to pay for rights to its content.



In this article, we are going to walk through why Disney+ is not available in the UK, followed by how to set up Disney+ in the UK in 2-easy steps.


Ready?



Why Disney+ Is Not Available in the UK 

We already mentioned that Disney owns all of its content. 


That, in theory, means it can allow people all over the world to use Disney+, and it most likely will in the future, but here are the reasons for why Disney+ is not available in the UK at this present moment:


  1. Disney has contracts over streaming rights to its content signed all over the world. That means that it can’t show its content everywhere until all those contracts expire. For instance, Netflix had the right to steam most of Disney & Marvel content for a very long time, which is why Disney+ didn’t launch sooner.
  2. Disney is focusing on a small number of markets at the start because that’s a smart thing to do. Airlines that recently collapsed are a great example of what happens when you focus on too many things at once.


What does that mean?


That Disney+ is already ready to be available in the UK or very soon will. 


Until it does, though, here’s how to set up Disney+ in the UK!



2 Steps to Set up Disney+ in the UK

1. Fool Disney+ into thinking that you are in the US.

2. Create a Disney+ account. (Not as easy as it looks.)


We’ll make this as simple as possible, but you can always reach out to our award-winning customer support or otherwise to use on Instagram at @privatevpn_ if you have any issues or questions.



How to Set up Disney+ in the UK by Fooling Disney into Thinking That You Are in the US

Before you can use Disney+ in the UK, you will need an account, but before you get one, you must fool Disney+ into thinking that you are in the US.


How do you do that?


By making Disney+ think that you are in the US.


Why? As Disney+ has set a geo-block on its service for people outside of the US. 


If you want to set up Disney+ in the UK, you need to use a VPN to fool Disney into thinking that you are in the US.


VPN services allow you to stay safer on the internet with encryption and a change of an IP (PrivateVPN utilizes a 2048-bit Encryption with AES-256 which is the highest grade military encryption on the market.) while also allowing you to change your location on the internet so that you can for instance set up Disney+ in the UK.


Of course, you might be thinking whether VPN services are free, and some are, but if looking to unblock entertainment, you aren’t going to get away with a free VPN as services like Disney+ have special security measures in place to prevent VPN services from working. PrivateVPN? It’s not free, but it does come with a 7-day trial, and you can get it for as little as $3.82 per month afterward, which is less than the price of your coffee, and just under 13 cents per day. 



PrivateVPN is not only going to let you set up Disney+ in the UK but also the likes of Hulu, DAZN, HBO, or something as simple as American Netflix. And if you don’t like it, that 7-day free-trial doesn’t even require a card, so if you decide that it’s not worth your time whether for safety-wise or for unblocking content, you can go on with your life as nothing happened.


Just download our app, create an account, and connect to a Disney+ supported region.


If you are on your phone, tablet, or Amazon Fire TV,  just search for PrivateVPN in your app store. Alternatively, if on a computer, go to our Download section at the bottom of the PrivateVPN page.



Why Disney+ Is Not Available in the UK and How to Set up Disney+ in the UK

The issue with the likes of Disney+, as well as ESPN+, DAZN, and Hulu, is that they all require an American card to set up.


And that’s the hardest part of this guide.


Naturally, it’s just not easy to get an American card if you aren’t in the US.


However, there are ways to get around this issue.


The easiest way? To simply ask a friend with an American card to help you out.


Don’t have a friend with an American card? Before you go to the last option, try out your cards. Maybe one of them will work.


The alternative? To search on the internet for a prepaid virtual/prepaid card issued in the US.



That’s Why Disney+ Is Not Available in the UK and How to Set up Disney+ in the UK

Disney+ most likely will be available in the UK in the future, but for now, PrivateVPN will allow you to unblock both ESPN+ and Hulu if you want to take Disney’s package deal, and you can try it out risk-free with our 7-day free trial. We don’t even ask for a card. Just click, provide an email and password, and you are good to go.


Written by Michael Smolski.