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The Lion King (2019) is now streaming on Disney Plus

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Brodie Fogg
Mar 21, 2020
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Disney recently released Frozen 2 early on Disney Plus, a full three months before its intended digital release date.

If you've subscribed to get your Frozen fix, you'll be happy to know there's a treasure trove of quality kids movies and TV shows to binge with your 7-day free trial. We've already rounded-up the best movies on Disney Plus but for some more recent family fare, you can't go past 2019's The Lion King remake.

The Lion King received a pretty icy reception when it launched last year. Many thought the CGI upgrade (or downgrade depending on where you sit) failed to recapture the magic of the animated classic. We think the reaction was a little overblown but if you did manage to miss it at the cinema, you can now head back to Pride Rock from the comfort of your own home (and for free if you're not already subscribed to Disney Plus).

For more of our top picks, head over to our round-up of the best TV shows on Disney Plus.

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How to watch The Lion King online

The 2019 remake of The Lion King is available for rent or purchase from iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, and Microsoft Store. It's available to stream on-demand via Disney Plus.

The pricing, video quality and bonus features offered varies slightly across platforms. Take a look at the table below for a full breakdown.

Service
SD
HD
4K
Extras

Disney Plus

Available

Available

Available

Additional The Lion King content included in subscription.

iTunes (Buy)

$19.99

$24.99

N/A

Interviews with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes featurettes, behind-the-scenes song recordings, song selection, Dung Beetle short.

iTunes (Rent)

$5.99

$6.99

N/A

N/A

Microsoft Store (Buy)

$19.99

$24.99

$29.99

Sing-a-longs, audio commentary with Jon Favreau, Pride Lands Pedia short, The Journey to The Lion king making-of featurettes, Protect The Pride conservationist short, music videos and behind-the-scenes content.

Microsoft Store (Rent)

$5.99

$6.99

N/A

N/A

Google Play (Buy)

$19.99

$24.99

N/A

N/A

Google Play (Rent)

$5.99

$6.99

N/A

N/A

YouTube Movies (Buy)

$19.99

$24.99

N/A

N/A

YouTube Movies (Rent)

$5.99

$6.99

N/A

N/A

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What else can I stream from The Lion King series?

In addition to the 2019 remake, Disney Plus offers the 1995 original animated version, The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1 ½, The Lion Guard TV series, Timon & Pumba TV series and enough animated Disney to get you through the school holidays and then some.

Disney Plus costs $13.99 per month or $139.99 per year if you want to see everything the light touches.

Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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