Does Private Internet Access Work With Disney+

Last updated: November 19, 2020

Private Internet Access is one of the top VPN in the industry, however, when it comes to unblocking the latest and greatest Disney Plus, Private Internet Access is just not good enough. In fact, even before being officially launched, Disney+ apparently blocked PIA from accessing any of its content.

Despite having 1400+ servers in the US and 16 servers in New Zealand, we were unable to get past the logging screen of Disney Plus. We know its disappointing, but there are other options out there. To check out a complete list of working VPNs with screenshots, check out our blog post on Disney+ VPNs.

But for today, we’re going to simply cover some of the issues that Private Internet Access users have been facing while trying to unblock Disney Plus.

Does Disney Plus work with PIA?

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No, as I mentioned earlier, Disney Plus doesn’t work with PIA at the moment. Basically, if you try and login to your Disney+ account while connecting to Private Internet Access, you’re basically going to get stuck at the login screen.

Not only will you not be able to see the options to get the free trial or purchase a subscription plan, but also the login button will not do anything no matter how many times you click on it.

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Login button not working with private internet access

Once you disconnect from Private Internet Access, only then the login button will become functional again. This is because Disney has blocked any IPs associated with PIA VPN.

Problems PIA VPN users are facing

So, there are a number of issues PIA VPN users have been facing when trying to unblock Disney Plus. If you browse through either Reddit or other forums, you will come across numerous comments complaining about Private Internet Access not working with Disney Plus.

For instance, here are a few notable issues we found on the Private Internet Access Disney Plus forum:

Here’s one user complaining about loading issues when accessing Disney Plus. As we mentioned earlier, this user is also facing partial loading issues where the log in button will not do anything.

But unlike us at Howtowatch.co.nz, this user went in a bit deeper and uncovered scripting errors on both Chrome and Firefox when accessing Disney Plus. Check out the screenshot below:

Private internet access Disney plus error

The same user also complained about no luck with unblocking Disney Plus even after switching multiple US servers. Ironically, even the PIA MACE feature, which is advertised to unblock harshly geo-restricted websites, didn’t manage to unblock Disney Plus.

PIA mace feature unable to unblock Disney plus

The only partial success that some users have mentioned on the forum, is by either using a mobile hotspot or no VPN at all to bypass the initial log in screen of Disney Plus. That said, this hack also only works for a few hours and then stopped again.

pia VPN not working with Disney plus

So, what are your options?

Well, as we mentioned earlier in this blog post, there are other options besides Private Internet Access when unblocking Disney Plus. For instance, as per our testing, PureVPN worked the best followed by ExpressVPN.

Surfshark also worked flawlessly with zero issues what so ever. It is also the most affordable VPN that you can use with Disney Plus which starts from just $2.21/mo.

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  • Strict no-logs policy
  • Unlimited multi logins
  • Works with Disney+
  • Supports torrenting
  • Easy to use
  • Super affordable
  • Safe, secure & reliable

Wrapping up!

Now in no way are we suggesting that Private Internet Access is a bad VPN service. In fact, we’ve even given it a spot on our best VPNs list of 2020. However, it’s just not good for unblocking Disney+.

And it’s not even their fault. After all, when a VPN service becomes too famous, it’s bound to get blocked by streaming giants like Disney+. The same is the case with Disney Plus PIA VPN blockage.

Overall, we hope that you found this short blog post rather informative. Do let us know more VPN services that don’t work with Disney Plus.

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