Disney Plus Premier Access lets subscribers buy new movies like ‘Cruella’ while they’re still playing in theaters

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Emma Stone in “Cruella.”

  • With Premier Access, Disney Plus members can pay $30 to unlock select movies three months early.
  • Cruella” is the latest Premier Access title, and “Black Widow” will be added in July.
  • 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.

Raya and the Last Dragon” was the second Premier Access title, and “Cruella” is the latest to debut on the streaming service.

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.

Premier Access debuted with the release of “Mulan” on September 4, 2020. “Raya and the Last Dragon” followed on March 5, 2021, and “Cruella” became the third Premier Access title on May 28, 2021.

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 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 windows for “Mulan” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” were both three months. “Cruella” is also set to have a three-month window, beginning on May 28 and lasting through August 27.

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. After the 90 days, Premier Access titles become available to all Disney Plus subscribers.

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

Disney Plus has announced plans to release “Black Widow” and “Jungle Cruise” through Premier Access. Both movies will be available to stream on the same day they’re released in theaters.

“Black Widow” will be available with Premier Access on July 9. “Jungle Cruise” will follow on July 30.

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

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

It’s currently unknown if “Cruella” will remain exclusive to Disney Plus or if it will get a similar expanded release after a limited exclusivity window.

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‘Cruella’ stars Emma Stone as the infamous Disney villain – here’s how to watch on Disney Plus

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Emma Stone in “Cruella.”

  • Cruella” offers a look at the early years of the infamous Disney villain from “101 Dalmatians.”
  • The live-action film stars Emma Stone as the title character.
  • Disney Plus subscribers can buy “Cruella” for an extra $30 Premier Access fee.

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Disney’s latest live-action film, “Cruella,” offers a fresh take on one of the studio’s most infamous animated villains. The film focuses on Cruella de Vil from the “101 Dalmatians” franchise and tells the story of how she became the character audiences have come to know on screen.

Cruella,” starring Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone, is now in theaters and on Disney Plus on May 28 via Premier Access. Premier Access requires subscribers to pay an extra $30 one-time fee in order to watch a movie at home while it’s still playing on the big screen.

The film is set in 1970s London and follows a young woman, Estella (Emma Stone), whose “flair for fashion” earns the attention of Baroness von Hellman, according to the film’s official synopsis. But the relationship between the two spurs Estella to “embrace her wicked side” and become the “raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent” Cruella de Vil.

How to watch ‘Cruella’ on Disney Plus

Cruella” arrived on Disney Plus as a Premier Access title on May 28. Disney Plus subscribers will have to pay a one-time $30 fee to unlock the film on that date.

As long as you remain a Disney Plus member, you’ll be able to stream the movie whenever you want. You can get the film with Premier Access through July 30. The film is then set to become available to all Disney Plus subscribers, without the extra fee, on August 27.

Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year. You can also bundle Disney Plus with ESPN+ and Hulu Basic for $14 a month, a savings of about $6 a month compared to purchasing the three streaming services on their own.

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You can watch Disney Plus on a number of media players including Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and most smart TVs. You can find a full list of devices that support Disney Plus here.

How to watch other ‘101 Dalmatians’ films and shows

In addition to “Cruella,” the “101 Dalmatians” franchise includes the original animated film, an animated direct-to-video sequel, two live-action movies, three made-for-TV films, and two TV series.

All of the below titles are available to watch with a Disney Plus subscription:

You can also order most of these titles through video-on-demand (VOD) streaming providers such as Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, and more.

The ’60s animated classic “101 Dalmatians” is available on a number of VOD streaming services. Most platforms will let you rent the film for $4, purchase the film in standard definition (SD) for $15, or purchase the film in high definition (HD) for $20.

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Disney Plus Premier Access will let subscribers buy upcoming movies like ‘Cruella’ and ‘Black Widow’ while they’re still playing in theaters

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Emma Stone in “Cruella.”

  • With Premier Access, Disney Plus members can pay $30 to unlock select movies three months early.
  • Cruella” is the next Premier Access title, and “Black Widow” will be added later this summer.
  • 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.

Raya and the Last Dragon” was the second Premier Access title, and “Cruella” will be the next when it debuts on May 28.

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.

Premier Access debuted with the release of “Mulan” on September 4, 2020. “Raya and the Last Dragon” then followed on March 5, 2021.

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.

With that said, it’s important to note that Premier Access movies will 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 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 on Disney Plus, 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 for “Mulan” began on September 4 , 2020, and ran until December 4, 2020. Meanwhile, the Premier Access window for “Raya and the Last Dragon” began on March 5, 2021 and will end on June 4 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

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 other movies will be available for Disney Plus Premier Access?

Disney Plus has announced plans to release “Cruella” and “Black Widow” through Premier Access. Both movies will be available on the same day they are released in theaters.

Cruella” will be available with Premier Access on May 28. “Black Widow” will then follow on July 9.

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

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

It’s currently unknown if “Cruella” will remain exclusive to Disney Plus or if it will get a similar expanded release after a limited exclusivity window.

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