Disney Plus Not Working Outside New Zealand? (How To Fix!)

Disney Plus launched in New Zealand in November 2019 and currently costs $9.99 per month. While it definitely works for anyone in NZ, it doesn't work when you're travelling overseas. Today we'll show you how to fix Disney plus not working outside New Zealand.

Countries where Disney Plus doesn't have coverage yet will be blocked, especially if you try and access the platform on your tablet or smartphone. 

For example, we recently took our three kids to Fiji and Disney Plus didn't work! Luckily I had downloaded the PureVPN app on to each of their tablets. 

PureVPN comes with 5 simultaneous logins, allowing 5 users at the same time. Within 30 seconds I'd connected to a New Zealand server and they were able to stream all their favourite Disney Plus shows. 

This costs my family a modest $2.88 per month. This is in addition to the Disney Plus subscription but allows us to watch Disney Plus outside New Zealand. 

How to Watch Disney Plus Outside NZ?

  1. Signup for a Disney Plus subscription before you travel
  2. Signup and download PureVPN to your device
  3. Connect to the New Zealand VPN from your hotel
  4. Start streaming Disney Plus. 

Why You Need a VPN to Watch Disney Plus?

Due to licensing, Disney Plus implements a number of geo-restrictions to their platform meaning some countries don't work with their platform.

These restrictions are put in place because a local provider often holds those rights. This could be a TV provider, Netflix or someone else. 

This means you can't watch your favourite TV Disney content. However you can easily bypass these restrictions if you have a VPN.

A VPN takes your existing IP address from your Internet Provider in your country, i.e. Fiji in my case and provides a new one in a chosen country such as New Zealand.

All your internet usage is routed via the New Zealand before going out to the world wide web, fooling websites into thinking you are in NZ.

You can also use your VPN to change to over 142 countries worldwide and watch restricted content from over 1,200 different streaming sites. 

There's many free VPN providers out there, but you'll likely experience buffering and most likely malware on your device. You should pick a trusted VPN provider

If you want to watch Disney Plus outside New Zealand, you need a VPN that offers fast speeds, a robust service and plenty of NZ servers. 

What's The Best Disney Plus VPN?

#1. PureVPN

Best Rated For Disney Plus

Countries supported: 142 | Total servers: 3,000+ | Devices supported: 5 | Total IP Addresses: 30,000+ | Lowest price: $2.88/mo

  • Instant setup and activation
  • 31 day money back
  • 24/7/365 live chat support

PureVPN has been our #1 recommendation for the last three years, as it offers the most affordable pricing for New Zealanders, especially given the strong USD. 

With PureVPN you get access to over 100+ powerful, super fast NZ streaming servers, which means loading Disney Plus overseas is easy. 

They offer a one click, 'Disney Plus launcher' which connects in under 10 seconds. It automatically loads and logs you into the BBC website. 

Additionally, they offer the ability to connect to servers from 142 countries worldwide. Want to change Netflix region? Want to watch Hulu or HBO? It's all possible.

For the security conscious, they offer a no logs policy, dedicated IP address (addon) and the highest grade military encryption. 

It's easy to see why PureVPN is so highly rated online, it's one of the world's best VPN providers. Combine this with their 31-day money back guarantee, it's risk-free!

PureVPN can unlock and works with:

They offer support for:

  • Torrenting with P2P servers available. Dedicated Chinese servers, Port forwarding, Dedicated IP's.

PureVPN has apps for these devices:

  • Google Chrome, Firefox, Windows 7/8/10, MacOS, Android, iOS (Apple), Roku, Android TV, Blackberry, Linux, Amazon Firestick, Kodi,  Wireless Routers. 
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How To Use VPN With Disney Plus

A lot of our readers asked for a step by step guide on how to setup and use the VPN.

There are a few steps, we've outlined them into this simple process:

  1. Get your premium VPN
  2. Login to your account
  3. Choose Disney quick launcher
  4. Reload Disney app.

1. Purchase VPN Plan

The first thing to do is visit PureVPN and purchase your subscription. While there's no free trial, there is a 31-day money back guarantee.

If you're going to be watching Disney Plus for years to come (likely), you probably should purchase the 2 year plan for $2.88/mo. Its got the steepest discount.

If you want to test out the platform, you can opt for the monthly plan ($10.95).

You can checkout using various payment methods such as credit/debit cards, Paypal, Alipay, Bitcoin, Payza, Skrill, Western Union and bank transfer. 

Enter your payment details, ensure your email address is correct. 

Now check your email for your login details. You'll also have a link to download the various apps for your device. 

You'll find the apps in the Google Play Store, Apple Store for those on portable devices. You'll find other apps for Windows, MacOS on the official website. 

2. Login To Your Account

You'll now be able to login to your app using the username and password. 

Make sure you use the purevpn0s before your username. 

Once you've logged in you're ready for the next step.

3. Choose Disney Launcher

You can either choose a NZ server yourself or you can use the Disney Launcher, which will automatically change your IP address, and open the Disney website.

If you're using the Disney app on your tablet, choose a NZ server instead.  

4. Reload The Disney App

Once you've connected to the VPN you should reload the app on your tablet. 

To close the app on Android:

  • Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go. 
  • Then swipe up on the app.

To close the app on Apple iOS:

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the app switcher
  • Swipe side-to-side through your apps until you find the one you want to close
  • Swipe up on the app you want to close.

To close the website on browser:

  • Sign out and close the browser
  • Reopen the browser, login again. 
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