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“Raya and the Last Dragon” premiered on Disney Plus as a Premier Access title on March 5.
Premier Access titles cost $30 in addition to your Disney Plus subscription.
The movie will become available to all Disney Plus members without a fee on June 4.
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Dragons, warriors, and the mystical land of Kumandra are ready to take the Disney universe by storm in “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The action-adventure film starring the voices of Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina debuted on Disney Plus as a Premier Access title on March 5 — the same day the movie hit theaters.
“Raya and the Last Dragon” focuses on Raya (Tran), a warrior who embarks on a quest to defeat an evil force plaguing her land. In order to bring the world back together and restore peace, Raya must find the last dragon. The film comes from director Don Hall, known for his work on “Moana,” and director Carlos López Estrada, whose previous work includes “Blindspotting,” a dramedy starring Daveed Diggs.
If you want to watch “Raya and the Last Dragon” before it makes its way to all Disney Plus subscribers in June, here’s how you can purchase early streaming access to the movie at home.
Updated on 3/5/2021 by Ben Blanchet: This article has been updated to let readers know that the movie is now available through Premier Access on Disney Plus.
How to watch ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’
“Raya and the Last Dragon” became available on Disney Plus starting March 5 as a Premier Access title. If you have a Disney Plus subscription, you’ll need to pay a one-time $30 fee to unlock the film.
After you buy the movie, you can watch it as long as you have a Disney Plus plan. If you don’t want to pay $30, you’ll have to until June 4 when the movie will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee.
Disney Plus costs $7 a month or $70 for an annual plan. You can also pair Disney Plus with ESPN+ and Hulu so you can watch sports and tons of additional shows and movies. The bundle costs $13 a month, which saves you about $6 a month compared to buying all three services on their own.
Starting March 26, Disney Plus plans will increase to $8 a month or $80 for an annual plan. The Disney Plus with ESPN+ and Hulu bundle will also jump to $14 a month. Existing subscribers will see the prices increase on or after March 26.
The Disney Plus app is available on popular devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and most smart TV brands.
What other brand-new movies can I watch at home?
Disney isn’t the only studio streaming new movies that were originally planned for theaters. Warner Bros. announced that it will release its entire 2021 movie lineup in theaters and on HBO Max at the same time. You can watch “Tom and Jerry” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” right now on HBO Max.
Meanwhile, the Golden Globe-winning drama “Nomadland” starring Frances McDormand debuted on Hulu and in theaters on February 19.
Other studios, like Sony, Universal, Lionsgate, and Paramount have also been offering streaming rental or purchase options for select titles that were originally planned for theaters. “In-theater” digital rentals or purchases can be made through a variety of services, including Apple TV, Vudu, FandangoNow, and Google Play.
For more information about digital rentals, check out our guide to streaming rental services.
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