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Disney Plus is now available two months early – for some

Disney has launched its streaming service early. The bad news? Not everyone will be able to access it

It’s been well reported that Disney Plus will officially launch in the US, Canada and the Netherlands on 12 November, and in Australia and New Zealand a little after that on 19 November. So for Disney to release a free trial version of the Disney Plus app a full two months before the launch date is somewhat surprising.

The catch, however, is that the app is only being trialled in the Netherlands and is only free until 12 November.

A writer at The Verge – who just so happens to live in the Netherlands – managed to access the Disney Plus app and says that there’s already quite a bit of content available to stream but not as much as Netflix at the present time.

First impressions of the app on Twitter seem reasonably positive, too: users have found it easy to find and access the specific titles they want. It’s been reported that there are a total of 18 Marvel films, including the Thor and Iron Man films, as well as the promised treasure chest of Disney classics. There’s even a special section dedicated to Disney Princess movies, as well as other curated sections to help users find their favourite Disney owned films.

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If you’re lucky enough to be able to access the Disney Plus app free trial, you’ll be able to watch on your phone, tablet, Xbox One and PS4. From what we’ve seen, it looks like there are no Samsung or LG TV apps as of yet, so you may not be able to watch directly through your smart TV.

For UK Disney fans who still don’t have a UK launch date, this early release is yet another kick in the teeth, although we’re sure US fans are as equally enraged.

We already have a good idea of what to expect from Disney Plus when it officially launches in November. Disney has been quite open about when it expects new titles to come to the streaming service. However, after the sudden launch of the free app, it’s clear that Disney still has a few surprises up its sleeve.

Here’s hoping one of those surprises is an imminent UK release date… please.

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