If you’re a huge Star Wars fan like me, then you must be hyped over the new addition to this universe: The Mandalorian, the new live-action series exclusively streaming on Disney+.
But, there’s a little problem: Disney+ is only available in a few countries, and its content is blocked outside them.
So, how can we access Disney+ if we aren’t lucky enough to live in one of the countries where is already available?
Keep reading this guide, and I’ll show you the secret to start watching The Mandalorian wherever you are in the world.
What you need to start watching
Disney+ is only available so far in the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
The rest of the world will have to wait until 2020.
In March, it will be landing in some European countries like the UK, France, and Italy. But if you live in Eastern Europe or Latin America, we’ll have to wait towards the end of 2020.
If you want to access the service now, and you don’t live in any of the countries mentioned above, you’ll need two things: an American Disney+ subscription and a VPN app.
But, what’s a VPN you might be wondering?
Well, it’s a virtual private network with the primary goal of protecting your privacy online by concealing your real location with another one.
And as a side benefit, you can unblock all Disney+ catalogue – including The Mandalorian.
Where to get a VPN?
There are a lot of VPN services out there, but not all of them work with video streaming and even less work with Disney+.
My recommendation is ExpressVPN because we tested it, and it works well.
Also, it has fast download speeds which are perfect for streaming video, it’s easy to use and configure, and it has a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you aren’t satisfied with the service.
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Step 1: Sign up for Disney+
The first thing you need to do is sign up for a Disney+ subscription.
To do this, you need to follow these steps carefully:
- First, you need to create a US Apple ID or US Google Play Store account.
- Then, you have to purchase a digital US gift card.
- Once you have all this, on your iOS or Android device, create a Disney+ account using a VPN (explained below).
- Now, pay the subscription using the US gift card.
Step 2: Sign up for a VPN
You’ll need a VPN for both subscribing to Disney+ and for watching The Mandalorian and other shows.
Follow these easy steps and you’ll get your VPN configured quickly and with no issues.
Go to the ExpressVPN website and choose the plan you want to subscribe to. The yearly package has a significant discount which is well worth considering.
Create your account with your email address and pick your payment method.
Get the app from the “Products” section or from your regular app store if you’re using an Android or Apple iOS device.
Log in using the credentials you created in step 2.
Go to the “Selected Location” box search and click “United States“, select it and press “Connect“.
Now, you’re connected to a server in the US that will allow you to access Disney+ as if you were there!
Open the Disney+ app or use their website to search for and get watching The Mandalorian.
What is The Mandalorian?
The Mandalorian is an American space western series set in the Star Wars universe created by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King 2019) for the Disney+ streaming platform.
The series is placed five years after The Return of the Jedi and focuses on a Mandalorian bounty hunter played by Pedro Pascal.
Besides being the series creator, Jon Favreau is also the head writer, showrunner, and executive producer.
The first season will have eight episodes and a second season has been ordered.
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When is the series shown?
The Mandalorian is only available on Disney+.
The series premiered on November 12th, 2019, and all eight episodes of the first season have now been released.
- Chapter 1: (November 12) directed by Dave Filoni (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and written by Jon Favreau.
- Chapter 2: The Child (November 15) directed by Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar) and written by Jon Favreau.
- Chapter 3: The Sin (November 22) directed by Deborah Chow (The High Cost of Living) and written by Jon Favreau.
- Chapter 4: Sanctuary (November 29) directed by Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing in Jurassic World) and written by Jon Favreau.
- Chapter 5: The Gunslinger (December 6)
- Chapter 6: The Prisoner (December 13)
- Chapter 7: The Reckoning (December 18)
- Chapter 8: Redemption (December 27)
The Mandalorian, the new series set in the Star Wars universe, has been released on Disney+.
Since Disney+ is only available in selected countries, and its content is blocked outside them, if you want to watch the series, you’ll need a subscription to Disney+ from the US and a VPN to hop past the region blocking.
ExpressVPN is the best option when it comes to streaming video and it’s easy to configure.
Also, don’t forget the money-back guarantee after a month if you don’t like the service.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you don’t have to miss this opportunity. Sign up for ExpressVPN, get their app, connect to the United States and stream The Mandalorian right now in your country.
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