This is the way… to watch The Mandalorian
How to watch The Mandalorian Season 2 online
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can pick up a free 30-day trial of Disney Plus.
As one of the (very) few originals Disney is banking on to bolster subscribers to its Disney Plus streaming service, The Mandalorian Season 2 isn't streaming anywhere else in Australia. There are… more unconventional ways you can watch The Mandalorian online for free via torrenting sites, but earlier this year, the Federal Court blocked even more piracy sites and introduced a new process to expedite the blocking process. This is to say, pirating blockbuster TV shows for free will only become harder for Australians.
Even so, this isn't that kind of guide. We're here to discuss how much you'll pay to stream The Mandalorian Season 2 online and when you will be able to stream each episode.
How to stream The Mandalorian online
In short, there is only one way to stream The Mandalorian, and this is the way: Disney Plus. With that said, there are a few ways you can access Disney Plus. Read on for more information.
Option 1: Sign up to Disney Plus
Now that Disney Plus has ditched its free trial, there are no (legitimate) alternatives for watching The Mandalorian free online. Before, you had the option of trialling the service for seven days, burning through The Mandalorian over a week, and cancelling before paying a cent. But these days, Disney charges you from day-dot.
That said, Disney Plus does have a fairly reasonable subscription price compared to some of the competition at $8.99 per month. But considering The Mandalorian episodes release weekly, instead of the all-at-once Netflix model, you'll need to subscribe for two months minimum if you want to catch the whole season as it airs.
The Mandalorian Season 2 episodes release weekly, from Episode 1 on 30 October to the season finale on 18 December. That's two months of Disney Plus, $17.98 all up. Alternatively, you can wait until the season finishes and binge it all in one week, but you'd only be saving yourself $8.99.
Disney Plus does technically offer an annual subscription, which will save you a little cash in the long run, but unless you're entertaining family on the reg, we wouldn't recommend locking yourself in until Disney Plus begins to see a more steady stream of originals.
Option 2: Get 30 days of Disney Plus free with Game Pass
From today until the 31st of January 2021, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can access a free 30-day trial of Disney Plus as part of Microsoft's perks program. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the closest thing we've got to a Netflix for games, in that it's a monthly subscription gives you access to over 100 Xbox and PC games to download and play at any time. In addition to that, it also offers other perks and bonuses, like discounts on games, and this Disney Plus offer. It's only available to new customers, so if your Microsoft account email has already taken a free trial with Disney Plus, you won't be eligible.
To take up the free trial offer, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members simply navigate to the Perks Gallery on their Xbox.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate typically costs $15.95 per month, but new users can sign up and get their first month for $1.
Option 3: Sponge off someone else’s subscription
Sure, it’s against the terms of service, but account sharing is prevalent whether Disney Plus and its competitors like it or not. A single Disney Plus subscription allows you to stream on four devices at once, meaning you and three friends can all stream The Mandalorian at the same time with one login. Hit up the family Whatsapp and see who’s already paying for Disney Plus and jump on their account.
So long as you’re practicing safe password management and not using the same password for your online banking as you are for your Disney Plus account, you should be right as rain. The best part of this method is that it keeps everyone connected. Haven’t heard from your subscription-spongeing cousin in a while? Just update your password and wait by the phone.
What about iTunes and Google Play?
Unlike Game of Thrones, which would become available on digital platforms like iTunes after the entire season had aired on Foxtel, The Mandalorian is a Disney Plus lifer. Unless Disney’s streaming service caves, you will only ever be able to stream The Mandalorian via Disney Plus. Nobody is stopping you from seeking out more questionable methods for watching The Mandalorian for free online but we don’t recommend it.
When do new episodes of The Mandalorian release in Australia?
Through the wonders of streaming video-on-demand, Australians don’t have to wait to watch The Mandalorian. Each episode is on the same day in every country where Disney Plus is available (somehow, someone will still manage to spoil it on Twitter before you watch it).
Here are the dates for every The Mandalorian Season 2 episode release in Australia.
Release date in Australia
Season 2, Episode 1
30 October 2020
Season 2, Episode 2
6 November 2020
Season 2, Episode 3
13 November 2020
Season 2, Episode 4
20 November 2020
Season 2, Episode 5
27 November 2020
Season 2, Episode 6
4 December 2020
Season 2, Episode 7
11 December 2020
Season 2, Episode 8
18 December 2020