You’ll be able to watch Hamilton on Disney Plus, simply not with a free trial. What to know

Hamilton on Disney Plus is streaming now. Sorry, you can't watch with a free trial

Hamilton is on the market now on Disney Plus.

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After weeks of hype, a film model of the hip-hop musical Hamilton is now accessible to stream on Disney Plus in your TV, desktop or telephone. However there’s one small catch. Disney lately shut down its free trial program for Disney Plus, which used to allow you to watch TV exhibits and flicks from Disney’s catalog earlier than deciding in case you needed to hitch up.

However for Disney, the chance that tens of millions of individuals may watch the 2 hour, forty minute movie on a free trial and instantly go away the service could be unhealthy for enterprise. Meaning if you wish to see the present, you may want to observe from a paid subscriber account (learn on for extra particulars).

If you happen to’re nonetheless on the fence about whether or not you need to subscribe to Disney Plus for Hamilton alone, you possibly can learn CNET’s spoiler-free Hamilton evaluate, or watch the trailer under to assist make up your thoughts. And here is why a film model is so vital.

The award-winning musical is hailed as a artistic fashionable retelling of Alexander Hamilton’s journey to turning into a Founding Father of the US. Created by composer, playwright, performer and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton received 11 Tony awards in 2016 and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

The Hamilton film was recorded with the unique 2016 Broadway forged, which consists principally of Black, Latino and Asian American performers, together with Miranda himself. Disney Plus’ launch is notable within the present local weather of political protest in opposition to systemic racial injustice and calls to reform every little thing from entrenched policing legal guidelines to the hiring and compensation practices of company America.

Aaron Burr and George Washington are among the many characters on stage alongside the titular Founding Father. The present contains standard songs comparable to My Shot, Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) and Watch for It — you possibly can stream the album free on Spotify and you need to undoubtedly take heed to the soundtrack earlier than you watch Hamilton. Here is how one can watch Hamilton now that it is accessible on Disney Plus. And you may watch the trailer under.

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Can I watch Hamilton on-line without cost?

To observe Hamilton, you may must have one of many Disney Plus subscriptions under. Word that you could cancel anytime.

There are three primary methods to subscribe:

If you happen to do not see Hamilton highlighted on the high of Disney Plus, you possibly can search by deciding on the magnifying glass icon and typing the film’s identify.


Watch Hamilton out of your TV or telephone.

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Can I obtain Hamilton to observe offline?

Disney Plus permits you to obtain all of its exhibits and flicks to observe offline.

What is the huge deal?

The Hamilton film model was initially scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021 however was moved to a web based displaying because of theater closures through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Since Broadway performances of the present are suspended till additional discover on account of COVID-19, the one means followers will be capable of watch the award-winning musical is on Disney Plus. Tickets to see a reside efficiency of Hamilton, which has typically offered out in theaters throughout the nation, have ranged from $149 and up.

Is Hamilton’s specific language censored?

Earlier than streaming grew to become accessible, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, formally confirmed the film will censor two makes use of of the F-word, whereas one use remains to be within the present. There are a number of situations of the s-word and a few sexual conditions. The Hamilton film is rated PG-13.

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