Heard of baby Yoda in the Mandalorian TV show and want to watch Disney Plus but saw that you can’t watch Disney Plus outside of the Netherlands in Europe just as in many other locations around the world?
If you have some patience, there is a way to get Disney Plus outside of the Netherlands in 2020, whether it’s in the UK, Ireland, or wherever you are.
With just 3 steps.
The steps? They aren’t tremendously hard but do require some patience.
This is the most important step, but not the hardest step.
To make Disney+ think that you are not outside of the Netherlands, you need to be in the Netherlands virtually.
You do that with the help of a VPN.
The issue is that all guides mention this part because most guides are written by VPN services. But they don’t mention the other vital aspects such as that you need the right card and how to get the Disney app. We’ll walk through all that as you keep reading.
Before we do, though, it’s not as simple as just using a VPN.
The biggest problem?
Most VPN services focus on US servers and thus don’t have servers in the Netherlands or otherwise have servers of poor quality.
At PrivateVPN, we have servers in the Netherlands that are installed by us on our hardware, and that come directly from internet capacity providers rather than hosting sites, which allow for a reliable connection as they are only used by us rather than shared between VPN services and sites.
It’s not enough to have a server that works as fast as your internet, though. You need a VPN server that supports Disney Plus which is where PrivateVPN comes in, but here’s why it’s important:
As while Disney, unlike all the other platforms, owns all of its content, it doesn’t have the rights to show all of it everywhere right now. That’s due to contracts that were in place prior to Disney+ being a service.
Until those contracts expire, certain platforms have exclusive rights for certain content.
That’s why Disney+ is not available everywhere already.
As to the reason why not all VPN services or servers will allow you to watch Disney Plus outside of the Netherlands since these contracts are in place, Disney just needs to take measures against easy bypassing. Otherwise, it’s breaking agreements.
As a result, only a few servers work with Disney+.
This requires a card issued in the Netherlands, or otherwise in the US if you connect to the US Disney server.
Banks also work.
We are currently testing out which banks work best for creating a Disney account and will update the guide as we discover this, but for now, to create a Disney+ account, you’ll need to search for an online bank in the Netherlands or the US, or otherwise for a prepaid virtual or prepaid card issued in either of the countries.
This is the step that requires patience, but it’s only an issue you have to deal with once, and after you find something that works, you will have a Disney account.
There is something else you could do, though.
Ask a friend that lives either in the US or the Netherlands if they can help you out whether by sharing card, sharing an account, or simply creating an account for you so that you can watch Disney Plus outside of the Netherlands.
Offer to pay them for the subscription and an account to use in exchange, if need be.
PrivateVPN comes with a 7-day trial that doesn’t even ask for a card so that you can try this out risk-free.
The last step? Getting the Disney Plus app outside of the Netherlands.
If you are on a computer, you don’t need to get one as you can watch from your web browser, but that’s not the case right away on your phones, or on your TV.
As far as watching Disney Plus on your iPhone or iPad, you have two options.
One is quicker and doesn’t require the app, and the second, well, it does require the app.
Let’s go through the easier one first:
Disney+ will play in your web browser in such a mode.
Option number 2?
You can sign back into your other account at any time, and none of your apps will disappear on either account.
...Unless you were to change your region on your current account. (DON’T DO THAT!!!)
The bad news?
You need either an Amazon Fire TV device or an Android TV if you want to watch Disney Plus on your TV.
...Or just connect your laptop to a TV via HDMI.
The reason for that is that devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and others simply do not support VPN services even in 2020. Amazon Fire TV does, and you can get one for around €25.
You will need to change your region to download Disney Plus on it, though.
This step differs compared to Apple devices, but nevertheless, the 2 steps apply.
The easiest way to watch Disney+ on Android devices is to watch from Google Chrome with Desktop Site enabled.
...Or you can get the app.
As far as getting the app is concerned, you can either download Disney by searching for an Android version on Google and downloading it from a trusted source.
...Or you can take the more classical approach of changing your region on your Google Play Store.
You won’t get as much of nostalgia on any other platform, and it’s only a few months in.
We are excited about its future.
And the best thing? That Disney+ offers a Hulu and an ESPN+ bundle that PrivateVPN also works with, although, for those, you will need to sign up using an American card and be connected to our American server.
Written by Michael Smolski.
Disclaimer: Based on reading this article, you know that Disney Plus needs to takes measures against VPN services. PrivateVPN has been working with Disney from the start, but due to that, just like any other service, it cannot guarantee that it will work with Disney non-stop at all times.