Is The Greatest Showman on Netflix UK? – Where to Watch

The Greatest Showman was an award-winning musical film featuring big stars. But the question is, ‘Is The Greatest Showman on Netflix UK?’

Unfortunately, The Greatest Showman is not available on Netflix UK because the streaming service does not have rights. It is not available to watch on Netflix anywhere because of geographical restrictions. 

After hours of searching, I could find the movie on Disney Plus. However, it was missing from the UK library but was available to watch in the US, Canada, and Australia. 

Let’s see how you can change the region of your Disney Plus and unblock the movie with the help of a VPN app.

How to Watch The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus in the UK

Follow these steps to watch The Greatest Showman in the UK 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 the UK

The reason why you need a VPN app to watch The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus in the UK is that the platform is geo-restricted and is available only in a few countries. 

It is available in the UK, but every region has its own content library of movies and shows. Sadly, the American Disney Plus library has more content as compared to the British one. You can also find the movie on the US version of Disney+.

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 and every region gets a different library.

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

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.

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 to watch The Greatest Showman in the UK?


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 in the UK, 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.

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 film on Netflix?

No, the movie is not available on Netflix due to copyrights. The movie is available to watch on Disney Plus US library.

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.


Released in 2017, The Greatest Showman is an award-winning movie starring Hugh Jackman, and Zac Efron. Sadly, the movie is not available on Netflix in the UK but is available to watch on US Disney Plus. 

You can watch the movie today with the help of a VPN app as shown in the steps above. Using a VPN, you can unblock American Disney Plus and stream the movie with your family.

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.

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