Disney Plus streaming service is releasing on November 12 in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands, while Australia and New Zealand will get it on November 19 after a week. But the fans of the UK won’t be able to get the Disney plus access until March 31, 2020 which is the official date of the release of the streaming service. It would mean missing out on the new Disney+ original shows, Marvel movies and more for another 4 months which is not acceptable at all.
@disneyplus Hi. Can you recommend any good sites for illegally downloading The Mandalorian? I was looking forward to being a subscriber but as you don't give a shit about us in the UK and as there will be no point subscribing for old material, I thought you might help.
— JT (@JimboTheorist) November 5, 2019
— Paul Schofield (@schofey27) November 8, 2019
— Xenia Onatopp (@Xenia_Onatopp_) November 7, 2019
The Disney fans in the UK have been demanding to the company that they should release the service earlier in the United Kingdom. While it is not easy as it involves a lot of broadcasting rights issues, the same has been done for Rick and Morty season 4 and it has given some hope to the UK Disney+ fans.
Disney Plus and Rick and Morty Season 4 UK Release
Fans demanding an early release makes sense as the shows or movies are released to a certain part of the world and it can create huge problems. The people who have watched the content early posts spoilers on social media and to avoid that users resort to privacy which can hurt the business of the said streaming service.
It is why Channel 4 has finally decided to move the release date of Rick and Morty season 4 from January 2020 to November 20, 2019 after a lot of fans demanded the same. Even Disney plus faces the same challenge as the UK fans are threatening to pirate the shows until the streaming service is released in their region.
Will Disney Plus Release Date Shifted for UK?
Disney would have released its streaming service in the entire world at the same time if it was possible, but there are a lot of licensing issues. Most of their content is loaned to Sky and until the time period, they can’t stream those shows on Disney plus.
It is why Disney plus has a separate release date based on the countries and it has been announced when it will be out. Although Disney is trying to buy Sky and if that is somehow possible, the UK fans can get early access to Disney+.