We tried a method to register and enjoy Disney + in France. It works, but it’s mostly a technical demonstration of feasibility.
Disney + will officially arrive in France on March 31, 2020, but it is already available in a handful of countries including the United States since November 12, 2019. We have found a relatively simple method to access the Disney + catalog. Yes, you will be able to discover the new series Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Be careful though, we use a method that bypasses Disney blockages to access content that is copyrighted with geographical restrictions. A method that is not easy to implement is mainly a technical demonstration of feasibility.
How to register and use Disney + from France?
This method requires to have an Android smartphone, a Paypal account and a VPN account. You do not need to create a new Google account, although we suggest you create one specifically for this registration. Numerama evokes another way to go through an iPhone and an iTunes account.
Install a VPN
The first step is to use a VPN to be geolocated from the United States. We used North VPN which offers many servers with sufficient speeds to load content in good definition, the subscription of one month is about 10 euros. You can also compare different VPN solutions in our comparator.
Configure your VPN to connect to an American server. There are hundreds of servers available.
Switch your Google Account on the US Play Store
Once connected to an American server, you can switch your Google Account to the US Play Store. Open the Play Store and in the side menu, click Account> Go to the Play Store United States. You only have to enter a payment method, we have selected our classic Paypal account.
We still recommend that you create a new Google Account.because if you switch to the US Play Store, you will be stuck on it for 365 days and your purchases will be made at that time in US dollars.
Download Disney + on your Android
Once on the US Play Store, look for Disney + or click on the link below to download the app. No need to download an obscure APK with our method, it saves you from taking unnecessary risks.
Start Disney + and pay with Google Pay
When Disney + is downloaded, launch the app and sign up. You will be able to subscribe with your Google Pay account, this method allows you to use a classic European bank card. You will be able to benefit from 7 days offered.
And it works! If you have problems loading, we advise you to simply change server on your VPN app.
What is Disney +?
Disney + is the new Disney + video streaming service that has been available since November 12, 2019 in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands … and many European countries (including France) on March 31st .
Barely announced in April 2019, we have already predicted that Disney + would make Netflix tremble. The future video-on-demand platform brings together Mickey’s empire under his aegis: Disney films in the strict sense, but also Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic productions, as well as a number of original contents. .
At the price of 6.99 dollars per month (6.49 euros) for 4K and 4 simultaneous screens, the giant’s strategy is twofold: to attract subscribers with “cold” content but also new exclusive programs.
Which series and movies about Disney +?
Disney + has a vast catalog of series, films and reports. Impossible to make you the complete list of the series, films and reports available on the American catalog since one finds titles of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic … as well as The Mandalorian resulting from the universe Star Wars, a series based on the High School Musical films, or a remake of The Beautiful and the Tramp.
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You will benefit, among others, first 4K versions of several Star Wars movies, including the original trilogy. They are all available with Dolby Vision HDR and Atmos support.
Note that the catalog will be different depending on the country where you connect, but we do not yet know the catalog planned in France.