Is The Greatest Showman on Netflix? How to Watch in USA

The Greatest Showman was an exciting movie with its songs hummed by everyone ever since its release in 2017. But the question is, ‘Is The Greatest Showman on Netflix?’

As of right now, The Greatest Showman is not available on Netflix because the platform does not have streaming rights to the movie.

It is not available on any Netflix library in any region like the US, UK, Australia, Argentina, etc. It is unclear when or if the movie will ever make its way to Netflix.

However, you can still watch the movie on Disney Plus. For our readers who are outside the US, you will need to use a VPN app to unblock Disney+ as it is a geo-blocked streaming platform available in a few countries only.

How to Watch The Greatest Showman from Anywhere 

Follow these steps to watch The Greatest Showman from anywhere with a VPN:

  1. Choose a VPN and subscribe to it. I highly recommend ExpressVPN (30-day money-back guarantee).
  2. Download the VPN application on the device that you want to stream on.
  3. Log in to your account.
  4. Connect to a US server.
  5. Go to the Disney+ website and watch The Greatest Showman.


Why You Need a VPN to watch The Greatest Showman on Disney+ from Anywhere

The reason why you need a VPN app to watch The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus from anywhere is that the platform is geo-restricted and is available only in a few countries. Unless you are in Canada, the US, the UK, and India, you will not be able to watch The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus.

As great as the movie is, The Greatest Showman is not available on a lot of platforms. Currently, you can only watch it on Disney+. However, the Walt Disney streaming service is not available in all regions.

You can access Disney+ in the US, Canada, India, Germany, Japan, Spain, and a few other countries. If you are outside these regions, you will get the following error when accessing Disney+:

“Sorry, Disney+ is not available in your region.”


With the help of a virtual private network, you can bypass the geo-blocks of Disney+ and watch The Greatest Showman from anywhere in the world.

A VPN allows you to mask your actual IP address, and replace it with a new one from another country. In this case, you can connect to a US server to get an American IP address and unblock Disney+ where the movie is available to watch.

With the help of a VPN, you can also watch popular movies on Netflix like Ready Player One, and The Matrix Reloaded on Netflix, and play Coraline on Netflix.

A VPN will also allow you to watch other popular movies that are not available on Netflix. For instance, you can watch Maleficent online, and watch Die Hard streaming on Disney Plus.

How to Subscribe to Disney Plus from Anywhere?

To stream the movie on Disney Plus, you need to have an active account. If you don’t have one, here’s how you can sign up for Disney+ from anywhere:

  1. Subscribe to ExpressVPN and download it on your app.
  2. Connect to a USA server.
  3. Visit the Disney Plus website and choose your preferred plan. 
  4. Add a payment method, and finish the sign-up process.
  5. Log in to your Disney+ account and enjoy streaming.

List of devices you can watch the movie on Disney+ with a VPN?

Using a VPN, you can watch any movie or show you want on Disney+ on various devices like: 

  • Web browsers
  • Android
  • iOS
  • PC (Windows, Mac)
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Apple TV
  • Smart TV
  • Roku
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Google Chromecast

What to do if Disney+ is not working with a VPN? Try this…

If you are using a VPN but still cannot find the movie on Disney+, don’t worry as there are a couple of things you can try to fix the issue such as:

  • Switch to a different VPN server to get a fresh IP address, in case your old IP was blacklisted by Disney+.
  • If you are streaming on your browser, clear cookies and cache from Settings because they store information about your location.
  • Make sure the VPN is not leaking your true IP address because it could be why Disney Plus can see your location and has blocked access.
  • Contact VPN customer support and ask them for a server that is working with Disney Plus.

Where else can you watch The Greatest Showman online?


You can also watch The Greatest Showman on Vudu. It is available to rent for $3.99 or you can buy the movie for $19.99. But do keep in mind that Vudu is only available to stream inside the United States. To access Vudu outside the US, you will need to use a VPN.

The Greatest Showman Trailer

Inspired by the real story of businessman P.T Barnum, The Greatest Showman is a musical based in the 1800s. Barnum goes on a mission to create the world’s best spectacle, nothing the world has ever seen before.

The movie has a rating of 7.6 on IMDB with positive reviews.

YouTube video

The Greatest Showman Cast

The Greatest Showman movie featured multiple celebrities with popular names like:

  • Zac Efron as Phillip Carlyle
  • Hugh Jackman as Phineas Taylor ‘PT’ Barnum
  • Zendaya as Anne Wheeler
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind
  • Michelle Williams Charity Barnum
  • Keala Settle as Lettie Lutz


Is The Greatest Showman streaming anywhere?

Currently, you are able to watch The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus, and FuboTV.

Is The Greatest Showman on Netflix?

No, the movie is not available on Netflix due to copyrights. You can watch it on Disney Plus right now.

Is The Greatest Showman on Amazon Prime?

Yes, the movie is available on Prime Video, but not for streaming. You can only rent or buy the movie for $3.49 or $19.99 respectively.


The Greatest Showman is an exciting movie that you can enjoy with your family as the film has amazing songs and a line of familiar faces with popular celebrities.

The Greatest Showman is not available on Netflix, but you can watch it on Disney+. You will need the help of a VPN app to watch The Greatest Showman as Disney Plus is not available in all countries.

Jack Foster is a tech geek and a binge-watcher with a major interest in streaming. He loves to blog about the latest movies, TV series, all events, and happenings in the steaming and entertainment industry.