Watching Hamilton on Disney Plus today? Sorry, you can’t stream with a free



Hamilton is available now on Disney Plus.

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Hamilton is here! After weeks of hype, the hip-hop musical is now available to stream on Disney Plus on your TV, desktop or phone. But there may be one small catch. You can’t sign up for a free trial to watch the show. Disney recently shut down its free trial program for Disney Plus, which means you’ll need to watch Hamilton from a paid subscriber account (read on for more details).

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you want to subscribe to Disney Plus for Hamilton alone, you can read CNET’s spoiler-free Hamilton review, or watch the trailer below to help make up your mind. And here’s why a movie version of Hamilton is so significant.

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 and you should definitely listen to the soundtrack before you watch Hamilton. 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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Can I watch Hamilton online for free?

In order to watch Hamilton, you’ll need to have one of the Disney Plus subscriptions below. Note that you can cancel at any time.

There are three basic ways to subscribe:

If you don’t see Hamilton highlighted at the top of Disney Plus, you can search by selecting the magnifying glass icon and typing the movie’s name.


Watch Hamilton from your TV or phone.

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Can I download Hamilton to watch offline?

Disney Plus lets you download all of its shows and movies to watch offline. Subscribers should be able to also download…

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