Disney Plus free trial: Can you still get the 7-day trial?

HALLIE PARKER! Don't do this to me, I'm already seeing double...
HALLIE PARKER! Don't do this to me, I'm already seeing double... (Image credit: Ara Wagoner / Android Central)

Currenly, Disney does not offer a Disney+ free trial. When the service first launched, Disney offered a free 7-day trial for customers to try out the service, though that has since been discountinued. Right now, you can sign up for a monthly plan with no commitment and try it out with the freedom to cancel at any time.

Sign up for Disney+ now

It's been a year and some change since the Disney Plus streaming service first launched, and while many aspects of it have improved over time, there is one part that got arguably worse. When it was first released, there was a Disney+ free trial, but unfortunately Disney made the decision to remove the 7-day free trial a few months later. As it stands now, Disney still is not offering a free trial.

The original free trial was available to all new subscribers and would give you access to the full catalog of movies, shows, and short films availalbe on Disney+. It was a great way to try out the service and see if the content was right for you, but after maturing a bit as a service and people growing more familiar with it, it seems as though Disney didn't see the value with keeping it around.

The Disney+ price varies depending which option you sign up for, but the base monthly cost starts at $6.99 right now.

Will there be another Disney+ free trial?

Disney has not announced any plans to bring back the free trial in any capacity in the future. The decision to remove the trial was not something that Disney announced, it was just simply removed quietly in the background. This does mean that it could be possible that one day Disney could decide to offer another trial, but as it stands now we don't think that's too likely.

How long was the Disney+ free trial?

At launch, Disney offered a one week free trial of the service, which meant that you could access everything on its streaming platform for seven days without any payment. You did need to sign up for a plan, which auto-renewed, but Disney doesn't have any commitments, so you could cancel after the trial if you wanted and never be charged anything for using it.

What plan options does Disney offer currently for Disney+?

Right now you can sign up for Disney+ on a monthly or annual basis. The service costs $6.99 or $69.99 respectively for these options, but Disney has announced that effective March 2021 the plans will be going up in cost by $1 per month. In addition to being able to get Disney+ on its own, you can also bundle it with ESPN+ and Hulu with prices starting at $12.99 per month.

With either the standalone plan or the bundle you get access to the same Disney+ library of content, and both can be canceled at any time with no penalty. There are no long-term commitments required, though you can obviously prepay for a year of access in order to get a cheaper price if you wanted.

You can get 30-days free from Xbox Game Pass

For a limited time, Xbox has an added perk for subscribers of its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which scores you a free 30-days of access to Disney+. That's right, the Xbox team announced this back in November and you have until January 31 to claim your free 30 days of access. Subscribers will need to go to the Perks Gallery on an Xbox console or via the Xbox app on iOS or Android to claim it and get started.

If you aren't already a Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can sign up for 3 months for $1 right now. That means you get all the access that Game Pass brings for 90 days and 30 days of Disney+ all for just $1.

Jared DiPane
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.