VPN for Disney Plus 2021: The best providers in comparison

VPN for Disney Plus LogoDisney Plus (Also Disney +) is a new streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, which has only been available in German-speaking countries since March 2020. However, the service already started in November 2019 in the USA and Canada. Disney Plus is now available in several European countries and has more than 50 million subscribers. The streaming provider is now also available in other countries, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However, if you are not in these countries or would like to use Disney Plus on vacation or traveling, you need a VPN for Disney Plus.

Even if the provider has already expanded, and its service in around 15 countries offers, it is worth using a VPN for Disney Plus. With a VPN you can enjoy Disney Plus from anywhere in the world. We explain exactly what Disney Plus has to offer, which provider is most suitable, and how you can easily set up a VPN service.

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    No time? - The best VPN for Disney Plus at a glance:

    UltraVPN for Disney PlusUltraVPN logo

    The VPN service UltraVPN advertises with the slogan "The Internet, Unlocked" and convinces us with its large selection of servers and easy setup to stream Disney Plus on any device from anywhere.

     

    NordVPN logo

    NordVPN for Disney Plus

    NordVPN is one of the most reliable VPN provider when it comes to streaming. With its large selection of servers in many countries, including all Disney Plus countries, you can stream your favorite shows without any problems.

     

    CyberGhost VPN logo

    CyberGhost for Disney Plus

    The fastest VPN with the most Servers to choose from. A solid VPN provider with which you can safely use Disney Plus. A big plus is the purely German user interface and handling.

     

    Disney Plus - what's behind the service

    Disney Plus is a new streaming platform that was tested in the Netherlands in September 2019. After a successful test, the service was put into operation in America and Canada on November 12, 2019. In March 2020, more countries were added, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Currently there is Disney Plus in 13 countries:

    Disney Plus Infographic

    So currently Disney Plus is only available in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Australia, France and New Zealand. At the moment there are still problems accessing the German or French offer. Due to Covid-19 and the correspondingly high Internet traffic, it may happen that you can only watch Disney Plus with a low bit rate. That means: long waiting times, annoying buffering, constant disconnections.

    In addition, you cannot access the Disney Plus offer if you are not in these countries. Similar to Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Video Disney Plus also has a so-called country lock (or geoblocking). More on that later.

    Disney Plus cost

    Disney Plus is available in some subscriptions, among others Hulu and ESPN with it. At Sky you can also use the service from 2021 to book. If you don't want to wait that long or don't have an existing subscription, you have to register separately on Disney Plus. The Costs look like this:

    Disney Plus cost

    Advantage from Disney Plus is that you can order and cancel the service on a monthly basis. However, if you take out an annual subscription, you save about that 15%. 

    Why you need a VPN for Disney Plus

    To have access to everything on Disney Plus from anywhere in the world, you need a VPN.  VPN stands for Virtual Private Network and ensures anonymity and security on the Internet. With a VPN, all your internet traffic goes through a virtual tunnel directed to a secure server of your choice. In this process your IP address changed depending on the selected location.

    • You connect using a VPN service encoded with a VPN server. This VPN server then connects you to the Internet. Depending on the server selection you will get one accordingly new IP address allocated. Your IP address is thus concealed (so-called IP cloak). This means that Netflix only sees the IP address that you selected through the VPN provider. Your normal IP address remains hidden.

    So if you're from all around the world access the Disney Plus program to geoblocking To get around it, you'll need a VPN.

    Geoblocking - what is it?

    Geoblocking is a technique used to regional Blocking of Internet content by the streaming service. The technique comes especially at Copyright protection for works such as films and television broadcasts distributed over the Internet. This Country lock you especially notice when you want to stream titles that do not exist in German-speaking countries. Furthermore, due to geoblocking access Disney Plus only within the available countries. So if you want to access the program in the USA, for example, or you are on vacation where Disney Plus is not available, you will receive the following error message:

    Disney Plus error message

    "Something went wrong. Please try again. If the problem persists, visit our help page (Error Code 83).

    How can I get around geoblocking?

    To bypass this country block, you need a powerful VPN provider with a high Number of servers and sufficient IP addresses. With help of a good and secure VPNs you can use your IP address hide and pretend to be in the country of your choice. Even if you are abroad, you can for example use a server Germany connect to access Disney Plus again. So you get one IP address from Germany and you can watch your Disney films or Marvel films as usual.

    VPN for Disney Plus: which provider is best?

    Free vs. Paid providers

    First and foremost, we have to talk about the wide range of VPN services that either free or chargeable gives. In our Test of the free VPN providers we have already listed which free VPN services are also suitable for the own home network worth it. However, we found that most of the services for Disney Plus Unfortunately not suitable because many only offer a small selection of servers and IP addresses. Free providers often give the same IP address an thousands of customers.

    Furthermore, there is a bandwidth limitation with most free providers. In other words: You can only use a limited amount of data from the VPN provider - often that's only 500MB to 1GB. This is because a large number of users connect to a free VPN. So that there is enough bandwidth for everyone, it must be throttled for everyone. Therefore, a free provider is not suitable for streaming, as you use a lot of data here. The speed is also often reduced.

    Based on these Data and speed limit and the lower security we definitely recommend you to do one paid service to fall back on. This is the only way to ensure that you have unlimited data volume at full speed for streaming.

    The best VPN providers for Disney Plus - our test winners

    1nd place: UltraVPN

    Our test winner is the VPN service UltraVPN. The provider himself advertises with the slogan "The Internet, Unlocked" and was able to convince us in all matters. We were able to connect to servers from the chosen locations without any problems. Further Features from UltraVPN are:

    • Stable connection with a good selection of servers
      With more than 1000 servers With UltraVPN you get a stable and rock-solid connection.
    • Excellent encryption
      UltraVPN swears by that OpenVPN Protocol with a secure AES 256-bit encryption based on military standards. So you are safe and anonymous on the Internet. This is a crucial point, especially with a VPN.
    • Excellent speed
      In our test, we were able to achieve an average speed of 69 Mbit / s determine. We also had no problems with buffers or disconnections.
    • Very good extra features
      Furthermore, UltraVPN offers features like an automatic one Kill Switch, a strict one No log policy and much more.
    • Simultaneous use of up to 6 devices
      With UltraVPN you can use up to 6 devices at the same time.
    • Very good value for money
      The annual subscription costs just € 3,75 per month. There is also a Monthly package as well as a 6 month package.

    Bonus: You can try UltraVPN for 30 days without risk. If you don't like the program, you will get the full purchase price back.

    At the end... UltraVPN was able to convince us in every respect. With this provider you can watch Disney Plus from anywhere in the world. Furthermore, the service could also help us Hulu convince. So if you already have a subscription with Hulu, UltraVPN is just as worthwhile.

    Place 2- NordVPN

    NordVPN is one of the largest provider for the most common operating systems and is one of the best-known VPN providers currently on the market. With its enormous range of over 4900 servers in over 59 countries you can enjoy Disney Plus from anywhere. Further Features:

    • Large selection of servers and countries
      With 4900 servers in 59 countries, NordVPN has the ability to connect to numerous different servers from all over the world. So if a connection breaks off, you have enough other servers to choose from.
    • Good speed
      With an average speed of around 51 Mbit / s we were able to stream titles from Disney Plus without any problems.
    • Unlimited data volume
      An enormous amount of data is required, especially when streaming. With NordVPN you don't have to worry about that, because the provider offers unlimited data volume.
    • SmartPlay function
      The SmartPlay function combines Smart DNS with VPN security in order to bypass geographic country blocks. With the help of this technology, your anonymity is guaranteed at the same time.
    • Streaming on up to 6 devices possible
      If you have a high internet speed by default, you can theoretically stream on up to 6 different devices at the same time with NordVPN. In our test, we performed this with 3 different devices and could not find any loss in speed.

    Bonus: You can use NordVPN thanks to the 30-day money-back guarantee risk free test.

    Summary: NordVPN impresses with its fast speed, security and its SmartPlay function. The VPN provider is available on all common operating systems. If you want to learn more about NordVPN, you can check out our comprehensive review here read.

    3rd place: CyberGhost

    CyberGhost is a very good, German-speaking VPN provider that scores above all with its very large selection of servers and countries. The German provider ended up just behind NordVPN in our speed test. The service is particularly impressive because of the following Features:

    • Large selection of servers and countriesCyberGhost VPN logo
      With more than 6200 servers in over 89 countries CyberGhost offers a wider range of servers and countries than NordVPN and UltraVPN. This is particularly advantageous if an IP address is blocked. Simply connect to a new server. You can stream undisturbed.
    • Good speed
      Cyberghost offers speeds of up to 45 Mbit / s showed an excellent download speed in our test.
    • Stream up to 7 devices possible
      With CyberGhost you can stream on up to 7 devices at the same time. However, for good quality you should not stream on all devices at the same time.

    Bonus: Thanks to the 45-day money-back guarantee, you can use CyberGhost risk free test and see if this service is the most suitable for you.

    At the end... CyberGhost ended up just behind NordVPN in our test. The VPN provider impresses with its high selection of servers and outstanding speeds. You can find more information about CyberGhost here.

    VPN for Disney Plus: How to set up your VPN service

    Setting up and installing a VPN service is quick and easy. Depending on which device you want to stream Disney Plus on, you have different options here. You can stream Disney Plus on PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, browser, Apple TV and Android TV. This is also possible on the computer. Based on our test winner UltraVPN we'll show you how to set up a VPN on your computer quickly and easily. You do this as follows:

    1. Download and install 2. Connect 3. stream
    Lade you download the software, install they
    and execute them.
    Connect you now with a server of your choice. Log join Disney + and start with the
    stream!
    Amazon Prime VPN UltraVPN server selection Disney Plus TV

    And you've done it!

    Summary

    Whether you choose UltraVPN, NordVPN or CyberGhost: In our test, we were able to convince all VPN services. We were able to connect to various servers of our choice and thus play Disney Plus on the computer or on our smartphones without any problems. This is particularly advantageous when you are in a country where there is no Disney Plus yet. True is another Roll-out planned for other countries in the next few months, but unfortunately we do not yet know when it will take place. In the meantime, you can safely connect to a VPN of your choice and watch your favorite series and films. thanks to the Monthly package you can also stream Disney Plus for just one month, for example if you plan to go on vacation.

    Where can I watch DIsney Plus?

    You can currently watch Disney Plus on all major browsers under Windows and macOS. You can also download the app for your iOS device or your Android device. Smart TVs and the Fire Stick are also supported. Big plus: If you have a PS4 or Xbox One, you can also stream Disney Plus with these devices.

    Can I also use free VPN services to stream Disney Plus?

    Yes and no - most free providers limit your data volume and also your speed. So if you stream Disney Plus with a free VPN provider, you won't get the same quality as you would with a paid service. In addition, it can also happen that many of the free VPN providers only have a few IP addresses available. An IP address is therefore used by many users at the same time and can thus be blocked by Disney Plus.

    What can I watch on Disney Plus?

    Disney Plus combines films and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel. Star Wars and documentation from National Geographic. If you already own Netflix, you may have noticed that there are fewer and fewer Disney movies to watch there. This is because Disney Plus bought the licenses for most of the films and will gradually only stream on Disney Plus.

    Despite VPN, I get an error message. What do I have to do?

    If you get an error message while streaming Disney Plus despite having a VPN connection, simply try connecting to a new server nearby. This will give you a new IP address. Also check whether your browser and all other requirements are met.

    Is it legal to use a VPN with Disney Plus?

    Yes! If you have an existing Disney Plus subscription and use a VPN to stream, that's perfectly legal. According to copyright law, streaming is permitted, only the downloading of films or series is prohibited. And that doesn't happen when streaming.

    About Jasmin Fuchs

    Jasmin Fuchs studied linguistics and trained in information technology and IT management.