What is Disney Plus Premier Access | Everything you need to know!

Disney Plue Premier Access came to life in autumn 2020 and is a way for Disney to sell movies through their streaming platform to compete against the likes of Amazon and Apple. 

It allows you to watch them within the Disney Plus app and has Premiered films such as Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon and Jungle Cruise

This guide looks at what Disney Plus Premier Access is, how to get Premier Access, how much it costs, and answer all your frequently asked questions.

What is Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney Plus Premier access is Disney’s way of bringing the cinema experience to your living room. The way it works is that on the day of the premiere of their movie’s at the cinema, they will release the film on Premier Access, where you’ll have the option to buy it for $30. 

The quality of the movies released on the Premier Access platform allows you to watch in UHD, HDR and listen in Dolby Audio. 

The $30 is a one-off cost, but you will have access to the film whenever you like as long as you still have a Disney Plus subscription. 

How do I get Disney Plus Premier Access?

To get Disney Plus Premier Access, it’s pretty simple. Firstly you need to be subscribed to Disney Plus. If you haven’t got a subscription, you can sign up here on their site.

Once you’ve subscribed or logged into your account, you’ll be able to buy the Disney Plus Premier Access titles. The Premier Access titles can be found either on their home page or if you enter the film’s name in their search tool. 

Once you’ve found the film you want to watch, simply click on the movie you want and then you’ll be asked to verify your card details. 

As soon as you verify these, you will have access to the film, just as early as the cinema release. Incredible! 

As mentioned above, as long as you have your Disney Plus membership, you’ll have access to that Premier Access movie. You can watch it as many times as you like without having to pay extra. 

Remember that Premier Access works through all of the devices you can watch Disney on, for example, Apple TV or Amazon Fire Stick. 

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How much is Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney Plus Premier Access costs the usual $6.99 of the Disney Plus subscription, plus the cost of the movies on top. 

For example, if you want to watch the Premiere of Jungle Cruise, it will cost $30 plus your monthly membership at $6.99. 

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What can I watch on Disney Plus Premier Access?

On Disney Plus Premier Access, you can watch any of the latest Disney releases that would also be released at the same time in the cinema. 

For example, the recent titles that have been released on Disney Plus Premier Access are:

​​Mulan – September 4, 2020

Raya  – March 5, 2021

Cruella – May 28, 2021

Black Widow – July 9, 2021

Jungle Cruise – July 30, 2021

These were then all released to the Disney Plus standard subscribers a few months later, but Premier Access is the way forward if you want it on the day of release.

Where is the Premier Access button on Disney Plus?

The access button for Premier Access can be found by searching for the film you wish to watch on Disney Premier Access. For example, if you’re looking to watch Black Widow, simply: 

  • Find the movie you’re looking for, for example, Black Widow, either by searching using the toolbar or from the home screen.
  • Then, select the “Get Premier Access” button. This is the gold button you are looking for. It’s below the title of the film.
  • Now, you can confirm your payment. 
  • Now your payment has successfully been confirmed. You can now return to the main screen and can select “play.” 
  • You’ll also be able to watch the Premier Access film on any of your preferred devices linked to the account.

To sum up, you can find the golden button once you have chosen the Premier Access film you wish to watch.

How long does Disney Plus Premier Access last?

Disney Plus Premier Access lasts for as long as our Disney Plus account. 

For example, if you purchase one of the Premier Access films for $30. You will have access to the film for as long as you have your recurring monthly subscription to Disney Plus. 

Therefore as long as you have an active Disney Plus subscription, you’ll have access to the Premier Access films. 

Is Disney Plus Premier access a one-time payment?

As mentioned above. Premier Access lasts for as long as your Disney Plus account. If you buy one of the Premier Access films, you will have access to the film until you decide to cancel your Disney Plus subscription. 

We hope this article on Disney Plus Premier Access was helpful to you. Scroll further for more Disney based articles and fun filmmaking resources. 

Happy filmmaking.

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Jay Neill

Jay Neill is the founder, owner, and managing editor of iFilmThings and believes everyone should have access to the film resources they need to plan their filmmaking project, which is why he’s dedicated iFilmThings to helping all filmmakers.

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