Disney+ launched on November 12, 2019, in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands but it is yet to be officially available in India. In fact, Disney has not even mentioned India as a probable launch for the immediate future. However, if you want to get Disney Plus in India using an Indian Debit or Credit card, here is how to circumvent the geo-restriction and watch all the shows and movies on Disney+ in India.
How to Subscribe and Watch Disney+ in India
- How to Get Disney+ in India on Android Phone
- How to Watch Disney+ on iPhone and iPad in India
- How to Use Disney+ on Web Outside US
How to Get Disney+ in India on Android Phone
- Android Phone with version 5.0 and later
- Card for Payment: You may cancel after seven-day trial
- Strong Internet Connection
- Download the Disney+ app that is not yet available in the Indian App Store
- Secondly, we will use a VPN
- Third, we will sign up for Disney+
Step #1. Open Chrome, go to APKpure.com, search for Disney+, and tap on it.
Step #2. Here, you will be first forced to download the APKpure Android app. Tap on Download XAPK (13.1 MB).
Step #3. After downloading, go to your downloads folder inside file manager and tap on the apk file to install APKpure app.
Note: It will ask for permission to install apps from unknown developers, so give your consent now and once again in the next step.
Step #4. Lauch APKpure app, (give it the necessary permissions), and inside that, search for Disney+ again. Now tap on Install.
Step #5. Do not open the Disney+ app! Instead, launch Play Store and install 184.108.40.206: Faster & Safer Internet or if you already use a paid VPN, you can use that.
Note: I said paid VPN because services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and iCloud detect most free VPNs, and then they won’t let you skip the geo-restrictions. These services are smart but we are smarter. Read on…
Step #6. Launch 220.127.116.11 app and tap on the big toggle. Follow the simple prompt to add a VPN profile, and soon you will be connected. This free service will work; however, for a better experience, you may purchase the premium service that costs ₹69.
Step #7. Go ahead and open the Disney+ app.
Step #8. You will see START FREE TRIAL, tap on it.
Step #9. Enter your email, password, and then use your card to complete the billing.
Step #10. Once you finish the process, you are successfully subscribed to Disney+. Voila!
Tip: I recommend you uninstall the APKpure app, as this unnecessarily consumes a lot of battery in the background.
Some Important Points Related to Payment for Disney+
#1: You will not be charged now, however ₹1 might be deducted for making sure that the card is working. This one rupee will be refunded most likely within 15 days. All major companies, including Apple, do this.
#2: You can use UPI, other payment methods, and even offline payment. This is because Disney+ handles payment via the Google Play Store, and in India, Google Play Store supports a wide variety of payments.
How to Watch Disney+ on iPhone and iPad in India
- Android Phone and a Payment Method to follow the above steps
- US Address
- US Phone number
Why above things are needed?
- Android Phone, etc.: Because it is almost impossible to use Indian cards once you set the region of your Apple ID as the US. If you have PayPal or Card that works with US Apple ID, you do not need an Android phone. You can sign up for Disney+ right on your iOS device
- US Address and Phone Number: To complete the billing address when you change region from India to the US
Step #1. Use an Android phone, follow the steps above and proceed after you are successful there.
Step #2. Head over to this post and change the region of App Store from India to US. You do not need to add any payment method. If you have an US Apple ID, you can ignore this step.
Step #3. Search for Disney+ in the App Store and download it. Do not open the app yet.
Step #4. Also, search and download 18.104.22.168: Faster Internet and once it completes, launch the app.
Step #5. Tap on the toggle → follow the easy steps → Install VPN profile by entering your password. Now, you are connected to this optimized DNS service.
Step #6. Launch the Disney Plus app and log in using the email and password you used to start this streaming service on your Android phone! Enjoy!
How to Use Disney+ on Web Outside US
When you use a VPN and browser on a computer to sign up for Disney Plus, it will ask for payments using PayPal and other country-specific payment methods. As a result, you might not succeed with a Debit or Credit card issued by Indian banks. Therefore, use an Android phone to initially sign up, then use a VPN on your computer or browsers, and log in using the same email and password on the web. Sometimes, Android does rule!
So, this is how to get Disney+ in India on various devices. Since Disney has not made this streaming service available in India, what we did above was to follow some workarounds and some unique tricks, and therefore, it is my duty to ask you to please proceed with caution.
Drawbacks of Using Disney Plus in India
#1. As you will have to use a VPN to access this, the video quality at times may be choppy.
#2. Streaming services are notorious for blocking VPNs and thus, anytime, Disney+ may stop working on your VPN.
#3. The current Disney+ apps on Android and iOS are a colossal pain to cast on a big display like Smart TVs. They fail, and on the connected screen, it shows ‘Video Not Found.’ This error may be due to location, VPN, or the app.
A Tip: If you are not successful or do not get good video quality, try connecting your VPN to different USA server or to Netherlands or Canada.
Due to these drawbacks, I feel that as of now, only the tech and movie enthusiasts should try this. For rest in India, you may try the 7-day trial or stick to Apple TV+, Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, ALT Balaji, Zee5, etc.
You may like to read Disney+ Compatible Devices
Are you looking forward to using Disney+ in India? How much do you think should be the monthly subscription cost when it officially launches? What amount are you comfortable paying?
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