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You can watch Hamilton on Disney Plus, but not with a free trial. What to know

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Hamilton is available now on Disney Plus.

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The movie version of the smash-hit hip-hop musical Hamilton is now available on Disney Plus. You can watch this filmed performance of possibly the biggest Broadway production of the last decade — featuring the original cast (we stan Phillipa Soo) — from the musical on your phone, TELEVISION or desktop. But if you should be not a Disney Plus subscriber, you will be charged you. Disney Plus recently discontinued its free trial program that used to let viewers watch selections from the Disney catalog before deciding when they wanted to subscribe.

If it hadn’t changed the rules, the distinct possibility that an incredible number of viewers could’ve watched the Hamilton Disney Plus presentation on a free trial over the July 4th week-end and then ditched the streaming service could have been detrimental to business. That means that if you’d like to start to see the theatrical release of the Tony award winning original Broadway production, you’ll need to watch it from a paid subscriber account (read on for more details).

If you’re still on the fence about whether you need to subscribe to Disney Plus for Hamilton alone, you can read ‘s spoiler-free Hamilton review, or watch the trailer below to help to make up the mind. And here’s why a filmed version of Hamilton is really 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 Broadway cast of 2016, which consists mostly of Black, Latino and Asian American performers, including Miranda himself. Disney Plus’ release is notable in the present climate of political protest against systemic racial injustice and calls to reform everything from entrenched policing laws to the hiring and compensation techniques 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 the Hamilton film now that it’s available on Disney Plus. And you can watch the trailer below.

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Can I watch Hamilton on the web for free?

To watch Hamilton, you may need to have one of the Disney Plus subscriptions below. Note that you can cancel anytime.

There are three basic ways to subscribe:

If you never see Hamilton highlighted near the top of Disney Plus, you can search by selecting the magnifying glass icon and typing the movie’s name.

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Watch Hamilton from your TELEVISION 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.

What’s the big deal?

The Hamilton movie version was originally scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, but was moved to an on the web showing on Disney Plus as a result of theater closures throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Since Broadway performances of the show are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19, the only method fans will have the ability to watch the award-winning musical is on Disney Plus. Tickets to see a live concert of Hamilton, which has usually sold out in theaters in the united states, have ranged from $149 and up.

Is Hamilton’s explicit language censored?

Before streaming on Disney Plus became available, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, officially confirmed the movie will censor two uses of the F-word, while one use continues to be in the show. There are a few instances of the s-word plus some sexual situations. The Hamilton movie is rated PG-13.

This story updates often.

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