Hamilton is still streaming on Disney Plus, but there is no free trial. How to watch
Everything you need to know about watching the Broadway movie musical online from your TV, phone or desktop.
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If you never caught a theater performance of the Tony Award-winning hip-hop musical Hamilton, you can finally get great seats by streaming a filmed 2016 performance of the original cast on Disney Plus at home. Originally intended for theatrical release, the film ended up on Disney Plus after cinemas around the world closed due to the pandemic.
Watching it on Disney Plus costs a fraction of a theater ticket, but it isn't free -- the streaming service stopped offering free trials before premiering Hamilton in July, so you must sign up for a paid subscriber account in order to see it (read on for more details). This story is updated periodically.
The Hamilton movie version was originally scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021, but was moved to an online showing on Disney Plus as a result of theater closures during the coronavirus pandemic.
Since Broadway performances of the show are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19, the only way fans will be able to watch the award-winning musical is on Disney Plus. Tickets to see a live performance of Hamilton, which has often sold out in playhouses across the country, have ranged from $149 and up. A Disney streaming service subscription is definitely cheaper.
Is Hamilton's explicit language censored?
Before streaming on Disney Plus became available, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton, officially confirmed the movie will censor two uses of the f-word, while one use is still in the show. There are several instances of the s-word and some sexual situations in the Disney airing of the film. The Hamilton movie is rated PG-13.