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

Disney+ recently launched, but of course, like it’s the case with almost all other platforms in Ireland, it’s not available here. There is a way to set up Disney+ in Ireland though. Just like there’s a way to make American Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ESPN+, and Hulu work in Ireland.

Why Disney+ Is Not Available in Ireland in the First Place?

All these platforms that we previously mentioned, they aren’t available in Ireland because of rights issues.

If ESPN+ wants to show a certain league in Ireland, it needs to pay for rights for the Irish region. And if somebody already has rights to it, that makes it complicated for ESPN+ to come in.

Disney, however, unlike all other platforms, owns all of its content because it brought companies like Fox, Marvel, and National Geographic. 

So why is Disney+ not available in Ireland if Disney owns all of its content?

There are two reasons for that.

  1. Disney gave rights to other companies to use their content, and those contracts aren’t yet up. That’s why you will still find a lot of Disney content on Netflix in Ireland.
  2. They are starting slow. Starting a streaming platform is a huge operation which is why it’s smarter to start in fewer markets.

The good news? That in theory Disney+ can be available in Ireland pretty soon. That could be in 3 months or in a year.

For now? Here’s our guide on how to set up Disney+ in Ireland.

Set up Disney+ in Ireland by Fooling Disney+ into Thinking That You Are in the US

Creating a Disney+ account is slightly harder than this step, and we will go through that next, but if you want to watch Disney+ in Ireland, Disney needs to think that you are in the US at all times.

For that, you need a VPN which will allow you to change your location virtually when you connect to a server in the US, but you, more importantly, need to use a VPN that supports Disney+.

PrivateVPN works both with Disney+ but also ESPN+ and Hulu. Even more importantly, PrivateVPN offers a 7-day trial so that you can try out Disney+ for yourself, risk-free.

We don’t even ask for a card. Just provide your email and password, and you are good to go.

After that, you can get it for as little as $3.82 per month, which is far less than your cup of coffee in Starbucks or even Costa.

You might be thinking are we trying to trick you by saying that you need a specific VPN, and the answer is that we aren’t. Entertainment services take measures to prevent users that are using VPN services from accessing platforms. Not all VPN services unblock the platforms that are blocked. 

PrivateVPN? It doesn’t offer you thousands of servers like some services, but it does offer the most Netflix regions on the market, and there’s a reason for that because we focus on quality over quantity.

Just download our app by searching for it in our app store or alternatively go to our Download section, connect to your account and a Disney+ supported region, and you are ready to go.

Creating a Disney+ Account to Set up Disney+ in Ireland

One of the things we hate about platforms like Disney+, ESPN+, DAZN, or Hulu is that they require American cards to set up.

And that makes life harder.

However, there are a few ways to get around this issue, and frankly, it’s quite easy in Ireland.

Ever heard or Revolut? You most likely did. One of your friends probably already has a Revolut account. 

For some reason, with Revolut you will be able to set up Disney+ in Ireland. 

We tried this with the Revolut premium, metal, and virtual cards, and Disney+ seems to work with all of them. And the same applies to ESPN+ and Hulu.

PrivateVPN isn’t in any means affiliated with Revolut, but this is a method that works at this moment, and it this the safest and quickest way of getting Disney+. 

What’s the alternative?

To find a virtual/prepaid card issued in the US. And that’s totally doable, just not as trustworthy nor quick.

Or just ask a friend in the US to help you out.

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

You came here wanting to set up Disney+ in Ireland. You are leaving here knowing how to set up Disney+ in Ireland, why is Disney+ not available in Ireland in the first place, and also knowing that PrivateVPN will also allow you to unblock BBC iPlayer, ESPN+, ITV Hub, and many more which you can read about on our blog.

Try it out for your self with our 7-day free trial. We don’t even ask for your card— just your email and password.

Written by Michael Smolski.