Disney Plus a huge hit in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. On November 18, it will also expand to Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, it won’t expand to more territories beyond this until at least the end of March 2020. If you’re in an unsupported country are you totally out of luck? No, there is a possible workaround: you can use a VPN.
What is a VPN and does it work with Disney Plus?
While we have a guide that goes into further detail, in short: a VPN is a virtual private network, a connection method that provides extra security and privacy to a network. A VPN is also useful because it allows you to change your region so you can use sites and services that aren’t compatible in your country. For example, if you live in Romania you can connect to a server in the Netherlands and Disney Plus will now consider you in a supported country.
The catch is in how you pay for it, however. You’ll need to use a credit card from a supported region, so you’ll need the help of a friend or family member from another country. It’s also possible to get virtual debit cards that are associated with a US zip, but we’ll live you to Google to figure that one out as it varies depending on your region.
It’s also important to note that you’ll need to remember to install the VPN into all devices that are using Disney Plus (or get a VPN router), and you’ll need to make sure the VPN is always turned on before using the service.
Okay, so now you know that a VPN is your best way around regional restrictions for Disney Plus, but which VPN do we recommend? ExpressVPN is our personal favorite at Android Authority, but below we’ll walk you through a number of great options — many of which happen to be on sale for the holiday season!
ExpressVPN packs the latest and greatest when it comes to security measures too. You can rely on OpenVPN and IPSec protocols and AES-256 encryption standards. Another nice feature is that you can choose your security standards for each server you connect to. The highlights of choosing ExpressVPN include:
- Fast servers hosted in 94 countries.
- No DNS or IP leaks.
- Choose your security standards based on your server.
- The easy-to-use app contains a killswitch just in case.
NordVPN is one of the best-known VPNs on the market. Using the dedicated app is a snap, and there are tons of servers available. NordVPN uses these servers to your advantage by combining two to give you double encryption.
There’s also a strict no-logs policy that NordVPN keeps in place, ensuring true privacy. You can also stream all of your holiday favorites from Disney Plus and other services.
Here are a few of the best NordVPN features:
- Over 5,500 servers in 60 countries.
- Works with Netflix, Disney Plus, and torrenting.
- Strict no-log policy and double encryption.
- Easy-to-use apps to connect with all of your devices.
Surfshark provides the security you need at the lowest price. Subscriptions to Surfshark can cost as little as $1.99 per month, leaving you plenty extra to spend on Black Friday and Cyber Monday splurges later this month.
If you’ve got a family full of devices, Surfshark provides unlimited connections to protect your gadgets. There are added security measures like an IP-protecting killswitch and a Multihop to switch servers. You can trust the following features special to Surfshark:
- Connect an unlimited number of devices.
- Use the Multihop and Adblocker to browse in peace.
- Choose from plans costing as little as $1.99 per month.
- Add special sites to the Whitelist and use your regular IP.
Counting the IPVanish servers is as difficult as counting snowflakes in a blizzard. You can enjoy the flexibility of worldwide servers and five simultaneous connections for your VPN needs. IPVanish is perfect if you want to watch a holiday movie but the rest of your family is still catching up on other geo-restricted shows.
Authorities can choose to demand your data if they need to, but IPVanish still offers a strict no-log policy. You can download quickly and securely, and IPVanish even protects your Amazon FireTV Stick too. Never doubt that your connection is secure with bank-grade AES-256 encryption. Choosing IPVanish will help you with numerous features such as:
- Connect up to five devices simultaneously.
- Take advantage of 1,300 servers in 75 countries.
- Protect all of your devices from your phone to your Fire Stick.
- Download faster with unlimited bandwidth.