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Disney Plus Premier Access lets subscribers buy new movies like ’Black Widow’ and ’Jungle Cruise’ while they’re still in theaters

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Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh star in “Black Widow.”

With Premier Access, Disney Plus members can pay $30 to unlock select movies while they're in theaters.
Black Widow” and “Jungle Cruise” are the latest Premier Access titles.
A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year.
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With the release of “Mulan” in September 2020, Disney Plus introduced a new purchase option called “Premier Access.” This feature allows subscribers to pay a $30 one-time fee in order to watch a movie early before it's released to all Disney Plus members.

Black Widow” and “Jungle Cruise” are the latest Premier Access movies. “Cruella” also debuted through Premier Access, but the movie is no longer available to buy. All Disney Plus members can watch “Cruella” without an extra fee starting August 27.

Below, we've detailed everything you need to know about Premier Access, including how it works, how much it costs, and how long the option will be available.

What is Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney Plus Premier Access is a purchase option for Disney Plus subscribers, enabling members to pay an extra $30 one-time fee to gain early streaming access to a movie that's still playing in theaters. Once purchased, Disney Plus members can continue to stream or download a Premier Access movie for as long as they remain a subscriber.

You can think of Premier Access as a way to buy a virtual ticket to a brand-new Disney movie to watch at home instead of a theater. And, unlike a one-time theater viewing, you get to watch as many times as you like as long as you stay a Disney Plus subscriber.

That said, it's important to note that Premier Access movies eventually become available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee. As such, Premier Access is best for people who like to watch new films as soon as they come out. If you don't mind waiting a couple months, you can simply hold out for the wide release and save a lot of money.

How do you get Premier Access on Disney Plus?

To get Premier Access, you first need to be a Disney Plus member. Once subscribed, you can follow these simple steps to purchase a Premier Access title:

Log in to your Disney Plus account.Browse the Disney Plus library to find Premier Access titles like “Black Widow” and “Jungle Cruise.”After you select the film you want, click “Unlock Now” on the movie's title page.Enter your credit card information to pay the $30 Premier Access fee.The Premier Access movie will now be available to stream on Disney Plus.

How much does Disney Plus Premier Access cost?

The Disney Plus Premier Access fee is $30 in the US. In order to buy a Premier Access movie, you also need to have a Disney Plus subscription, which costs $8 a month or $80 a year.

Disney Plus is also available as part of a bundle with Hulu Basic and ESPN+ for $14 a month. That's about $6 less per month than you'd pay if you subscribed to all of those services without the bundle.

How long does the Disney Plus Premier Access window last?

The Premier Access window typically lasts around three months. After that period, Premier Access titles become available to all Disney Plus subscribers.

This three-month period is similar to the release window that studios typically use for theatrical movie premieres before they're allowed to debut on home video.

What movies are on Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney has released five movies via Premier Access on Disney Plus. Two of those titles are now available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee.

Below is a full rundown of Premier Access titles released so far, along with details on when all members can watch them without paying extra.

Premier Access movie release dates

Premier Access release dateWhen can all Disney Plus subscribers watch?”Mulan“September 4, 2020Now available to all subscribers”Raya and the Last Dragon“March 5, 2021Now available to all subscribers”Cruella“May 28, 2021Available to all subscribers on August 27”Black Widow“July 9, 2021Available to all subscribers on October 6”Jungle Cruise“July 30, 2021Available to all subscribers on November 12

What other movies will be available for Disney Plus Premier Access?

Jungle Cruise” is the latest Premier Access release. Disney has not announced any other titles but it's possible more films will be released via Premier Access later this year.

Can you buy or rent Premier Access movies on other services?

Though “Mulan,” “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and “Cruella” debuted exclusively as Disney Plus Premier Access titles, their exclusivity periods were only temporary. The movies became available to buy on other streaming platforms without a Disney Plus subscription around one month after they premiered.

“Black Widow” will follow a similar pattern and is now set to become available for purchase on other video-on-demand streaming retailers starting August 10.

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