Disney Plus NZ Review: Cost, Features, & Shows [June 2022]

Last updated: June 6, 2022 Shares: 0

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Disney Plus NZ is a brainchild of Walt Disney Company that allows you to watch movies, TV shows, and documentaries from 900+ titles. What makes this nascent service different from its competitors is its strong correlation with famous media industry players like MarvelNational Geographic, and others. 

This guide will let you know different attributes of Disney Plus for the New Zealand region like pricing, content type, compatibility, and others in detail. If you are a New Zealander living abroad and willing to access the Disney Plus NZ library there, you can do it in 6 simple steps. Similarly, if you are interested in accessing Disney Plus America while residing in New Zealand, you can do it in 5 easy steps.

Table of Content

Disney Plus Price in New Zealand and other regions?

Disney Plus has followed a simple pricing strategy for its New Zealand region. When looking at Disney Plus NZ price, the monthly package is accessible for NZD 18.67 per month. As far as the yearly package pricing goes, you will need to pay NZD 186.83 once or NZD 14.85 per month.

If we talk about its pricing tactics in other countries like the US, Canada, and Australia, the streaming giant has offered budget-friendly pricing packages. The US subscribers will have to pay USD7.99 and USD 79.99 on a monthly and yearly basis, respectively.

The Canadian fans should pay CAD8.99 and CAD89.99 to get the subscription of monthly and annual plans. The Australian fans of Disney Plus need to pay AUD 11.99 per month to obtain its monthly pricing plan.

They can use its yearly pricing plan by paying AUD 119.99 to continue watching their desired shows and movies in Australia.

Release Date in Different Regions

Disney Plus was launched in the US and Canada on November 12, 2019. It started offering its services in the oceanic region, including Australia and New Zealand, on November 19, 2019. The provider started its operation in the UK and Ireland on March 24, 2020. Similarly, Disney Plus arrived in France after a two-week delay on April 7, 2020.

What’s on Disney Plus NZ

Disney Plus is a one-stop solution for viewers who want to access different kinds of media content. The famous entertainment provider boasts some popular films like MaleficientA Wrinkle in Time, Night At The Museum 2, and others. Also, check out Marvel movies in order. 

Moreover, you can watch one of the top TV shows, such as The Mandalorian and Agents of Shield on Disney Plus, while residing in New Zealand hassle-free. It is also a good place to watch the Avenger movies in order.

Below we have rounded up some of the best TV shows and movies you can watch on Disney Plus NZ: You can also check out the daily and weekly schedules of popular TV shows in NZ.

Let’s go through the best on Disney Plus NZ:

Best Shows on Disney Plus NZ

  • Big City Greens.
  • Snowdrop
  • Hawkeye
  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • The Muppet Show
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Doogie Kameāloha
  • High School Musical
  • X-Man: The Animated Series
  • Brain Games
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Best Movies on Disney Plus NZ

  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Avengers.
  • The Princess Bride.
  • Hamilton.
  • Toy Story 2.
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • The Lion King
  • The Incredibles.
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Ant-Man
  • Free Solo
  • Frozen 2
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Before the Flood

New on Disney Plus NZ (June 2022)

Originals, as well as new material, is being introduced to Disney+ in New Zealand. Here is the list of what’s coming on Disney+ NZ in June 2022.

June 1, 2022

  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 3
  • The Hardy Boys – Season 2 – New Episode
  • Station 19 – Season 5 – New Episode
  • Mickey Mouse Funhouse S1
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Season 18 Finale
  • Bob’s Burgers – Season 12 Finale
  • The Simpsons – Season 33 Finale
  • Big Sky – Season 2 Finale
  • American Dad – Season 17 – Episode 1
  • Family Guy – Season 20 – Episode 1

June 2, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

June 3, 2022

  • Hollywood Stargirl
  • Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)
  • Big Momma’s House 2 (2006)
  • Big Momma’s House (2000)
  • Elektra (2005)
  • The Girl Next Door (2004)
  • Just My Luck

June 8, 2022

  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 4
  • Ms Marvel – Episode 1
  • The Hardy Boys – Season 2 – New Episode
  • Station 19 – Season 5 – New Episode
  • American Dad – Season 17 – Episode 2
  • Man of The Arena – Episode 10
  • Under the Banner of Heaven
  • Tyrant – Season 1-3
  • Africa’s Deadliest – Season 7
  • Superstar, Episode 7: Patrick Swayze

June 9, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

June 10, 2022

  • Soprano, Sing or Die – Season 1
  • The Housewife & the Shah Shocker
  • Mirrors
  • Down with Love
  • Entrapment
  • Guilty by Suspicion
  • Meet the Spartans
  • Runaway Jury

June 15, 2022

  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 5
  • Ms Marvel – Episode 2
  • The Hardy Boys – Season 2 – New Episode
  • Station 19 – Season 5 – New Episode
  • American Dad – Season 17 – Episode 3
  • Love, Victor – Season 3
  • Family Reboot
  • Breeders – Season 3
  • Raven’s Home S5

June 16, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

June 17, 2022

  • Fire Island
  • Plan B (2021)
  • Under Siege (1992)
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
  • Bad Boys (2014)
  • In Search of Derrick Thomas (2015)
  • Mighty Ruthie (2016)
  • The Two Bills (2018)
  • Backstory: Serena vs. The Umpire (2019)
  • Pat XO
  • The Price of Gold (2013)
  • This Was The XFL (2017)
  • D Wade: Life Unexpected
  • Qualified
  • Long Gone Summer
  • Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter Story

June 22, 2022

  • Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode 6
  • Ms Marvel – Episode 3
  • The Hardy Boys – Season 2 – New Episode – Finale
  • Critters Fixers: Country Vets S1
  • American Dad – Season 17 – Episode 4
  • Station 19 – Season 5 – New Episode – Finale
  • Have You Seen This Man? S1
  • The Practice – Seasons 1-8
  • O.A.T. (S1)
  • Amphibia – Season 3

June 23, 2022

  • The Bear

June 24, 2022

  • Trevor The Musical
  • Rise
  • Seabiscuit (2003)
  • The Binge (2020)
  • Meet Dave (2008)
  • Bedazzled (2000)
  • The Fountain (2006)
  • Aloha

June 28, 2022

  • Only Murders In The Building – Season 2 – Episode 1 & 2

June 29, 2022

  • Ms Marvel – Episode 4
  • American Dad – Season 17 – Episode 5
  • Baymax
  • Lost Treasures of Rome – Season 1
  • Alice’s Wonderland Bakery

Recent Releases on Disney Plus NZ (May 2022)

May 4, 2022

  • How I Met Your Father – Finale
  • Moon Knight – Final Season
  • Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett
  • Station 19 – Episode 11
  • Big Sky – Episode 11
  • The Hardy Boys – Episode 3 – Season 2
  • The Simpsons – New Episode
  • Men on a Mission – Season 1 – Finale
  • 9-1-1: Lone Star – Season 2
  • Better Things – Season 5
  • Promised Land – Season 1
  • The Strain – Season 1-4

May 5, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

May 6, 2022

  • Moana – Sing Along
  • Rules Don’t Apply
  • Shutter
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Soul of a Nation Presents – Screen Queens Rising – (Australia)
  • Soul of a Nation Presents- X / o n e r a t e d

May 11, 2022

  • The Quest
  • Oussekine
  • Big Sky – Episode 12 – Season 2
  • Grey’s Anatomy – New Episode – Season 18
  • Station 19 – Episode 12 – Season 5
  • Africa’s Deadliest – Season 7
  • The League – Season 1-7
  • Trafficked with MarianaZeller – Season 2

May 12, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

May 13, 2022

  • Sneakerella
  • The Revenant
  • Inside North Korea: The Cyber State
  • Inside North Korea: The Next Leader
  • Thailand’s Wild Cats
  • May 18, 2022
  • The Simpsons – New Episode
  • Grey’s Anatomy – New Episode
  • Station 19 – Episode 13
  • Big Sky – Episode 13
  • The Wonderful Winter of Mickey Mouse
  • The Hardy Boys – Episode 5
  • The Client 9-1-1 – Season 4
  • Chain of Command: Season 1
  • Code Black: Season 1-3
  • Terriers: Season 1
  • JFK

May 19, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

May 20, 2022

  • Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers
  • The Valet
  • Baymax and Mochi S1 (Shorts)
  • November Story – Season 1
  • OK Computer – Season 1

May 25, 2022

  • The Hardy Boys – Episode 6 – Season 2
  • Grey’s Anatomy – New Episode
  • The Simpsons – Finale
  • Big Sky – Episode 14
  • Station 19 – Episode 14
  • Unknown Europe S1

May 28, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

May 27, 2022

  • We Feed People
  • Parched – Season 1
  • May 31, 2022
  • Pistol
  • Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 1 & 2

Recent Releases on Disney+ NZ (April 2022)

April 1, 2022

  • Better Nate Than Ever
  • Life & Beth – Season 1 – Episodes 7-10
  • Dollface – Season 2- New Episode
  • Heat
  • In Time
  • The Internship
  • Knight and Day
  • A. Confidential
  • Love & Other Drugs
  • Man on Fire
  • Monte Carlo
  • Noah
  • What Happens in Vegas
  • What’s Your Number?
  • Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough

April 4, 2022

  • Crazy Love – New Episode

April 5, 2022

  • Crazy Love – New Episode

April 6, 2022

  • Moon Knight – Episode 2
  • The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder – Episode 8
  • Bow-Toons: Party Palace Pals (S1, 4 episodes)
  • Ghost and Molly McGee (S1, 5 episodes)
  • Anita: Director’s Cut – Season 1 – Finale
  • How I Met Your Father – New Episode
  • Bob’s Burgers – Season 12 – New episod
  • Abbott Elementary – Season 1 – New Episode
  • Grid – Season 1 – New Episode
  • Men on a Mission – New Episode
  • FEUD: Bette and Joan – Season 1
  • The Hardy Boys – Season 1-2
  • Wayward Pines – Seasons 1-2
  • Mrs America
  • Africa’s Deadliest – Season 5 + 6
  • Wild Australia – Season 1
  • What We Do in the Shadows –  S1-3 (NZ only)

April 7, 2022

  • The Dropout – Finale

April 8, 2022

  • Dollface – Season 2- New Episode
  • Rules Don’t Apply
  • Shutter
  • Mission Pluto
  • Wild Ways of the Vikings

 April 11, 2022

  • Crazy Love – New Episode

April 12, 2022

  • Crazy Love – New Episode

April 13, 2022

  • The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder – Episode 9
  • Moon Knight – Episode 3
  • Ice Age: Scrat Tales
  • How I Met Your Father – New Episode
  • Bob’s Burgers – Season 12 – New episode
  • Abbott Elementary – Season 1 – New Episode
  • Grid – Season 1 New Episode
  • The Ignorant Angels – Season 1
  • Baskets – Seasons 1-4
  • Devs – Season 1
  • Making History – Season 1
  • Man Seeking Woman – Seasons 1-3
  • Random Rings (Shorts) – Season 1-2
  • Riding Britain’s Railways – Season 1

 April 14, 2022

  • The Kardashians – Premiere

 April 15, 2022

  • Joy Ride
  • Jumper
  • Street Kings
  • Russia’s Wild Tiger
  • The Way of the Cheetah

April 18, 2022

  • Crazy Love – New Episode

April 20, 2022

  • Moon Knight – Episode 4
  • The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder – Episode 10 – Finale
  • Station 19 – Season 5 – New Episode
  • How I Met Your Father – New Episode
  • Bob’s Burgers – Season 12 – New episode
  • The Simpsons – New episode
  • Grid – Season 1 New Episode – Finale
  • Men on a Mission – New Episode
  • Spidey and His Amazing Friends – New Episode
  • Estee in Parijs – Season 1
  • Hacking the System – Season 1
  • Lion Kingdom – Season 1
  • The Resident – Season 4

 April 21, 2022

  • Captive Audience – Season 1
  • The Kardashians – New Episode

April 22, 2022

  • The Simpsons – When Billie Met Lisa
  • Disneynature’s “Polar Bear”
  • Bear Witness
  • “Explorer: The Last Tepui”
  • “The Biggest Little Farm: The Return”
  • Dollface – Season 2- New Episode – Season Finale
  • Unfaithful
  • The King of Comedy
  • Operation Orangutan
  • Once Upon a Time in America

 April 25, 2022

  • Crazy Love – New Episode

 April 27, 2022

  • Moon Knight – Episode 5
  • Sketchbook
  • How I Met Your Father – New Episode
  • Bob’s Burgers – Season 12 – New episode
  • Station 19 – Season 5 – New Episode
  • Eye Wonder – Season 1
  • Ghost Whisperer – Season 1-5
  • PJ Masks – Season 5 New Episodes
  • Dino Ranch – Season 1 New Episodes
  • India’s Lost Worlds – Season 1
  • Invasion Earth – Season 1
  • Superstructures: Engineering Marvels – Season 1

 April 28, 2022

  • The Kardashians – New Episode

 April 29, 2022

  • Blow Your Mind
  • JFK: Seven Days That Made a President
  • Ultimate Tutankhamun

How can I sign up for Disney Plus NZ?

The subscription process of Disney Plus in New Zealand is not cumbersome. It only takes a few minutes to complete the whole process. Here is what you should do:

  • Go to the official website of Disney Plus.
  • Provide your login information including email address, password, and credit card details
  • Choose either a monthly (NZD 18.68 or yearly (NZD 186.87) package to complete the sign-up process.

Yes, you can get Disney Plus NZ free trial feature to save your hard-earned money. Besides, you can create 7 different profiles using a single account. If your kids want to use your account, you can create Kids Profile for them to enable “Parental Control” on any content of your choice.

Disney Plus NZ Salient Features

There is no denying Disney Plus is a family-oriented streaming service. It allows parents to activate the “Parental Control” option on content, which they assume it inappropriate for their children. Moreover, you can use its eye-catching resume or continue watching features to watch documentaries, original programming, and other content.

Disney + NZ also enables you to download its entire media content library using its offline viewing feature. It is one of the most significant advantages that you will not find in other services. In case you want to watch particular shows or movies, you can request Disney Plus to include such content in your library.

What sets it apart from the other streaming services?

Disney Plus NZ is one of the cheapest streaming services compared with NetflixLightBox, and Neon. But, Amazon Prime is cheaper than Disney Plus in New Zealand. You just have to spend NZD 18.68 per month to satisfy your streaming desires as much as you want.

Unlike Netflix, Disney Plus still offers a free trial feature that allows new users to explore the provider’s pros and cons in detail. Similar to Netflix and LightBox, the service enables you to watch content on 4 different devices simultaneously.

It is also best known for family movies including best movies of all timebest Christmas movies, Movies for kids, and more. Disney + NZ has one of the largest content libraries thanks to its massive collaboration with providers like PixarMarvelStar Wars20th Century, and National Geographic.

Disney Plus features a more concentrated content library than Netflix, which makes it easier to locate what you’re looking for. When it comes to the Disney+ interface, things are a little more pared down. For the most part, the information on the site is divided into six categories: Disney, Disney Pixar, Disney Marvel, Disney Star Wars, and National Geographic.

Devices and Platforms compatible with Disney Plus NZ

Disney+ supports different types of operating systems and devices, including:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Android (phones and tablets)
  • iOS (iPhones and iPads)
  • Apple TV
  • Sony TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV
  • Magenta TV Stick
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV and FireStick
  • Chromecast
  • PS4
  • Xbox One

How to watch Disney Plus NZ outside New Zealand?

Similar to other video-on-demand services like Netflix and Hulu, Disney Plus NZ also uses an IP tracking system to restrict all subscribers who try to access the service from unsupported locations. Therefore, you will receive the following geo-limitation error on your screen:

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Hence, you will need to use a VPN NZ  or a free New Zealand VPN to bypass geo-blocking issues. You can hide your actual IP address with another IP address, which will be, in this case, New Zealand. Here are some simple steps you should follow to unblock Disney Plus with a VPN in New Zealand.

Step 1 – Subscribe to ExpressVPN and create an account.

Step 2 – Select your preferred pricing plan. We recommend you to go for the 12 months + 3 free months plan as it offers an excellent 49% discount.

Step 3 – Download the VPN app for your device, be it Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Step 4 – Log in to your account using your login credentials.

 

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Step – 5 Select the New Zealand server from the servers’ list.

Express-vpn-us-serverWe could easily connect to the New York’s server of the US with ExpressVPN

Step – 6 Once you have connected to the NZ server, go to the official website of Disney Plus.

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How to access Disney Plus US Library in New Zealand?

In order to access American Disney Plus in New Zealand, you have to follow the same steps mentioned above but this time you have to connect to a US server instead of a New Zealand server. By doing so, you can easily access the US Library of Disney Plus to watch your favorite shows that are only available in the US Library.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Select ExpressVPN’s 12 months + 3 free months pricing plan and subscribe to it.
  2. Download the VPN app for your device.
  3. Use your login credentials to log in to your account.
  4. Select a US server from the server’s list and go to the official website of Disney Plus.
  5. Start watching your favourite Disney Plus American content that you can’t access on the New Zealand library.

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FAQs

Is Disney Plus available in NZ?

Disney Plus was launched on November 19, 2019, in New Zealand. Similarly, it was introduced one week earlier in other countries like the US and Canada and became a huge success by getting 10 million subscribers on its opening day.

How much is a Disney Plus subscription in NZ?

You will have to pay NZD 18.68 per month to get its monthly subscription plan. Likewise, you can avail its yearly subscription package at the cost of NZD 186.87, which means you will need to bear a monthly price of NZD 14.85. Both these packages let you access all the titles that are available in New Zealand.

How many devices can you have on Disney plus NZ?

You can watch all your favorite content through a single account, be it TV shows, movies, documentaries, and others on four (4) different devices simultaneously. The service also offers an attractive offline viewing option that helps you download content on up to 10 devices with one account.

How do I get Disney Plus on my Smart TV NZ?

You can get Disney Plus on your Smart TV NZ with the following simple steps;

  • From the Smart TV’s home screen, navigate and choose Apps.
  • Select the search icon available at the right corner and search for the Disney+ app
  • Once you have installed the app, press the home button on your remote and navigate it via the remote’s directional pad to launch the app.

How much data does Disney Plus use?

It depends on your broadband connection and the devices that you use to watch the content. You can watch the content in low quality using 0.3 GB data on an hourly basis. If you want to stream TV shows in HD quality, you will have to burn 3GB of data per hour.

You can stream any media content in standard quality by consuming 0.7 GB of data per hour. Besides, you will use 7 GB of data per hour to watch movies or documentaries in Ultra HD quality. However, you may use one device at a time only while viewing the content in different formats.

Is Disney Plus really worth it?

Yes, getting a Disney Plus subscription at a comparatively low cost than other giant services is absolutely worth it. However, it depends on what sort of content you prefer to binge on when spending money on any streaming service.

Disney Plus boasts excellent content with the collaboration of popular media industry players including Pixar, Marvel, 20th Century, National Geographic. Moreover, the service takes care of everyone from a child to every senior citizen, it has content to entertain people of every age group.

Does Disney Plus have ads?

Luckily, annoying ads will not spoil your streaming fun when streaming content on Disney Plus. Furthermore, the service is not planning to introduce any ad-supported free plan for its viewers.

Is the Last Jedi available on Disney Plus NZ?

Yes, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available for streaming on Disney Plus in New Zealand. Previously, the famous TV series was not included in the content library of Disney Plus due to the implications of streaming contracts.

How to cancel the subscription to Disney Plus NZ?

If you want to cancel your existing Disney Plus subscription then you should follow these below-mentioned steps:

  • Go to the official website of Disney Plus and log in.
  • Select your profile>account and then choose the “Cancel Subscription” option

This way, you can cancel your Disney Plus account accordingly.

How to get Disney Plus NZ on PS4?

Once you have subscribed to Disney Plus in New Zealand, you can download and install its app on PS4 by following these simple steps:

  • Through your PS4, go to the PlayStation Store.
  • Choose “Apps” to access new apps.
  • Search for Disney Plus in the Apps section and download the app
  • After installing the app, use your login credentials to start watching your favorite movies and TV shows.

Wrapping Up

Since its launch, Disney Plus NZ has become one of the most sought-after streaming services like Netflix within a year. The provider allows you to test its different features using its impressive 7-day free trial feature.

In terms of pricing, the service looks cheaper than other services like Netflix, Neon, and Lightbox. Apart from this, Disney Plus offers a decent 4 multi-logins feature that helps you stream content on multiple devices.

Disney Plus is a safe bet for Kiwi streaming lovers who want to accomplish their media cravings under their budget.

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