Having quickly become a fan-favorite after launching in 2017, knowing how to watch The Greatest Showman is likely to be on a few peoples’ minds. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find on streaming services. Unless you’re in the US or Canada, that is – if you are, you can stream The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus.
In the United States or Canada? All you need to watch The Greatest Showman online is a Disney Plus sign-up. The musical can be found on the House of Mouse’s streaming service, allowing you to stream The Greatest Showman as often as you like.
Sadly, it’s not quite as easy in the UK or Australia. It’s bad news, I’m afraid; you can’t stream The Greatest Showman over there at all, and must instead buy or rent it. Boo!
Inspired by the tale of real-life businessman P.T. Barnum in the 1800s, The Greatest Showman is a musical that celebrates “the birth of show business”. After rising to fame from nothing, Barnum – portrayed here by Hugh Jackman – goes on a mission to create an almighty spectacle like none the world has ever seen. Starring Zendaya, Zac Efron, and plenty of other recognizable faces, it’s a feel-good film that aims to pull at your heartstrings.
Not that you’ll only want to watch The Greatest Showman if you have a Disney Plus subscription, of course. You can also scratch that musical itch further and stream Hamilton (the hit Broadway show) or stream Black is King, the Beyonce visual album, via the service right now.
Ready? We’ve got all the details on how to watch The Greatest Showman below.
Watch The Greatest Showman – US
Disney Plus | $6.99 per month
Want to stream The Greatest Showman in the USA? No problem: all you need is a Disney Plus membership. The cheapest deal right now is a standard month for $6.99. This provides you with everything the streaming service has to offer, and it’s easy to cancel if you just want to watch The Greatest Showman and leave.
Think you might want to stick around? There’s also a bundle that gets you Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus for $12.99 per month. That’s our favorite offer so far, and comfortably the best Disney Plus bundle we’ve seen to date.View Deal
Watch The Greatest Showman – Canada
Disney Plus | $9.99 per month
Keen to watch The Greatest Showman online in Canada? Easy, and the same applies here: just grab a Disney Plus subscription. The musical is available on the streaming service right now, along with hundreds of hours of TV shows, movies, and documentaries. We’d recommend grabbing a single month and seeing how you go.
Because there’s no binding, long-term contract, it’s easy to cancel as well. That means you can leave if you just want to stream The Greatest Showman, and / or have had your fill of everything else Disney’s got to offer.View Deal
Watch The Greatest Showman – UK
Not currently available to stream
Bad news, everyone – you can’t stream The Greatest Showman in the UK. Instead, you’ll need to either buy it digitally and physically or rent it via the likes of Amazon from £3.49 (for the HD version).
We suspect it’ll eventually wind up on Disney Plus, and rights issues are likely causing problems. When / if it does finally arrive, the UK Disney Plus membership is pretty good value – it’s only £5.99 per month.
Watch The Greatest Showman – Australia
Not currently available to stream
Want to stream The Greatest Showman in Australia? Sorry, everyone – it’s not currently available. Instead, you’ll have to buy it physically or digitally, or rent it via services like Google Play for $4.99.
This is almost certainly due to rights agreements, so we suspect you’ll eventually be able to watch The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus. When that happens, you’ll be able to get a sub for $8.99 per month.
Stream The Greatest Showman online everywhere else
Can you watch The Greatest Showman elsewhere? Yes, but as with the UK and Australia, it’s a little tricky to find the movie on a streaming service.
In the meantime, we’d recommend watching Disney Plus in your area. It may not allow you to stream The Greatest Showman, but it does have the equally-excellent Broadway musical Hamilton.
If you’re hungry for more details, be sure to check out our Disney Plus review. It’s full of all the things you could want to know about the streaming service, including how it stacks up against the competition.