So, people in the US, Canada and the Netherlands are happily watching Disney Plus and Lucasfilm’s latest Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, but we can’t watch it yet over here in the UK. This sucks. It really sucks, and it’s all to do with Disney’s contracts with Sky. So, blame Rupert Murdock for this delay in Disney Plus coming over here in the United Kingdom.
Yet, there are other territories that can’t get Disney Plus yet, and many of them are in Europe. It’s not fair for us here in the UK and other European markets to have to wait until the 31st of March to watch The Mandalorian. That’s just not on, and I think I’ve come up with a way you can subscribe to Disney Plus without living in the US, but it’s not that easy.
How can I watch The Mandalorian in the UK?
There is one way you can subscribe to Disney Plus without being a US resident, but you will need a friend living in the US. The easiest way is to have a friend in the US, and they buy Disney Plus for you, and you pay them back.
That’s the easiest way, but not everybody has friends in the US. You’ll also need a VPN for this to work, but most of us use VPNs nowadays to protect ourselves. The other way is to have a PayPal account connected to a US address, and you would also need a VPN.
You can watch The Mandalorian on Disney Plus in the UK if you have friends in the US
So yeah. You’re going to have to have a friend living in the US for this to work but remember, Disney Plus is also available in the Netherlands, which is a bit closer to home. If you have a friend living in the Netherlands, you can try setting up a Dutch PayPal account with their address.
These methods are slightly complex and require you to have very understanding friends living in the US, Canada or the Netherlands. I mean, first off, this shouldn’t have happened. The whole world should have been given access to Disney Plus at the same time. But, if you’re desperate to get access to Disney Plus and The Mandalorian at the same time as our cousins in the US, then this is how you can do it.
There are also not-so-legal ways to watch The Mandalorian for UK audiences
Otherwise, you can go down the not-so-legal route of using torrents (which is what a lot of people I know did…). It’s not ideal, and I know many people would much rather pay Disney for their streaming service than have to go on dangerous sites and put our laptops at risk.
What do you make of this feature? How are you going to watch The Mandalorian when it finally comes to Disney Plus? Let us know in the comments below.
What do you make of this story? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages! And if you enjoy listening to film podcasts, why not check out our podcast, The Small Screen Podcast, wherever you get your podcasts!