Hamilton on Disney Plus: How to watch it now. Psst, there’s no free trial



Hamilton will be available on Disney Plus starting July 3.

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Hamilton is finally here. The smash Broadway hit is now available to stream on Disney Plus on your TV, desktop or phone, after weeks of hype. But if you’re a mega fan or newbie aching to watch the hip-hop musical, there may be one small hitch. Disney recently shut down its free trial program for Disney Plus, which means you’ll need to watch Hamilton from a paid subscriber account (more details below).

If you’re still on the fence, you can read CNET’s spoiler-free Hamilton review, or watch the trailer below to help make up your mind. Not sure why it’s so significant? Here’s why.

The award-winning musical is hailed as a creative modern retelling of Alexander Hamilton’s journey to becoming a founding father of the US. Created by composer, playwright, performer and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton won 11 Tony awards in 2016 and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

The Hamilton movie was recorded with the original 2016 Broadway cast, which consists mostly of Black, Latino and Asian American performers, including Miranda himself. Disney Plus’ release is notable in the current climate of political protest against systemic racial injustice and calls to reform everything from entrenched policing laws to the hiring and compensation practices of corporate America.

Aaron Burr and George Washington are among the characters on stage alongside the titular founding father. The show includes popular songs such as My Shot, Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) and Wait for It — you can stream the album free on Spotify. Here’s how you can watch Hamilton when it becomes available on Disney Plus on Friday. Until then, you can watch the trailer below.

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When does Hamilton start?

Hamilton began streaming on Disney Plus this Independence Day weekend, appropriately enough for a musical about the American Revolution, starting July 3 at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m. ET). The movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, but was moved to an online showing as a result of theater closures during the coronavirus pandemic.

Can I watch Hamilton online for free?

In order to watch Hamilton, you’ll need to have a Disney Plus subscription. Disney Plus has ended its free trials for new subscribers, so if you want to watch, you’ll need to choose one of the subscriptions below. Note that you can cancel at any time.

There are three basic ways to subscribe:

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