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How to Watch Disney Plus in South Africa in 2022

Watching Disney Plus in South Africa isn’t just about watching great content. It’s also about getting the vital pieces of the Marvel universe story which parts of are being told via the Disney Plus platform exclusively. But as it stands, at this moment in 2022, Disney Plus in South Africa is not a thing.

Why is that? It primarily goes down to rights to the content as even though Disney so much of its content, it also at the same time sells rights to that content so that other platforms can show it. When these kinds of deals are in place, until they are over, they disturb the ability of platforms like Disney Plus from launching in certain regions. And then secondly, strategy is another important factor for why Disney Plus in South Africa is not a thing.

The good news? In this guide, we will show you how to watch Disney Plus in South Africa, and secondly, Disney Plus is eventually coming to South Africa in 2022.

How to Watch Disney Plus in South Africa: The Steps

  1. Make Disney Plus think you are in a supported region.
  2. Bypass Disney’s payment block.

This might sound hard, but in reality, it isn’t as bad as it may look provided you apply the right steps.

Step 1: Looking Like You Are in a Disney Supported Region

Disney Plus while not currently in South Africa, is available almost across the world.

...Thus making it look like you are in a supported region, on paper, shouldn’t be that hard.

And it’s not.

To look like you are in a Disney Plus supported region you need to use a VPN.

With a VPN service, you can look like you are in the US, the UK, or Sweden with just a few clicks.

The catch? Disney Plus takes measures against VPN services preventing most of them from working.

...And that’s where PrivateVPN comes in as a service with a focus on the quality of servers rather than quantity. There’s a reason why PrivateVPN holds a 4.9 out of 5 rating based on over 1000 reviews on Trustpilot.

To make Disney Plus think you are in the right region, you will need to first sign up for a PrivateVPN account, followed by downloading the PrivateVPN app, followed, by lastly, connecting to a Disney supported region.

If you already have a Disney Plus account, that’s it. But if you don’t, you will need to bypass Disney’s payment block.

Creating a Disney Account in South Africa in 2022

If your card is not issued in a region that supports Disney Plus, it quite likely won’t work. 

If you have any friend living in one of the many Disney supported regions, that will solve the problem. But if you don’t, there is also a different solution.

It’s to register for an account directly from the Disney Plus app.

Why? As while Disney has payment blocks on their website, on mobile phones, Google and Apple do not have such blocks.

The only catch? That to download the Disney Plus app in a unsupported region, you will need to change the location of your app store, so that the Disney app shows as available.

...But we’ll show you how to do that now.

Switching Your App Store Location to Get Disney Plus on Apple Devices

  1. Log out of your iCloud account.
  2. Connect to a Disney supported region with your VPN.
  3. Create a new iCloud location set to be in one of the supported Disney locations.
  4. Download Disney Plus.
  5. Create an account and join a subscription from your Apple device.

And if you would like to sign back into your previous iCloud account after signing up for Disney Plus, that of course is also a possibility. 

Switching Your App Store Location to Get Disney Plus on Android Devices

  1. Open PrivateVPN and connect to a supported Disney Plus location.
  2. Open the Google Play Store.
  3. Click on your profile and go to Settings.
  4. Go to Account and then to Device Preferences.
  5. You will see an option to switch your app store region. Do it. You might need to update card details and to confirm your selection by re-applying the steps.
  6. Download Disney Plus and sign up for an account.

That’s How to Watch Disney Plus in South Africa

Disney Plus isn’t the only streaming service that’s absent in South Africa, and with the help of PrivateVPN you can unblock most of them, but you’ll find that out when you give it a try

Written by Michael Smolski.

Disclaimer: While PrivateVPN supports services like Disney Plus, services like Disney Plus take efforts against VPN services, and due to that we cannot guarantee non-stop 100% of the time support at all given times. No service can. Due to that, we highly recommend you get a monthly package.