Here Are All the Ways to Watch ‘Cruella’—Including Where to Stream It For Free

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If One Hundred and One Dalmatians was one of your favorite Disney movies, you may want to know how to watch Cruella online to for free. Cruella, which premiered on Friday, May 28, is a live-action remake of the 1961 animated Disney movie, which is about a litter of Dalmatian puppies who are captured by a woman named Cruella de Vil, who wants to use their fur for coats.

Emma Stone plays the titular role of Cruella, an aspiring fashion designer who becomes a dangerous criminal obsessed with Dalmatian furs. From the looks of the trailer, Cruella is set before the events of One Hundred and One Dalmatians, which is based on Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

“There are some really deep, emotional things that Cruella’s dealing with that send her to the villainous darker side. So in that sense, it is [similar]. But it’s definitely its own thing,” Stone told Total Film Magazine in April of comparisons between Cruella and Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker in 2019’s Joker. “Just to sort of reframe Cruella, I thought it was important to show this darker side of her. But there’s going to be a lot of fun, a lot of humor in it. There’s a lot of absolutely delightful banter and rhythm to the style of it, which is different from Joker.”

Like Disney’s most recent original movie, Raya and the Last Dragon, Cruella was released in both theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. However, starting on August 27, Cruella became available to stream for free for all Disney+ subscribers, regardless of if they had Premiere Access or not. Don’t have a Disney+ subscription? Well, there’s still a way to watch Cruella online for free. Read on for how to get a free Disney+ account and watch Cruella at no cost.

When does Cruella come out?

Cruella comes out on May 28, 2021, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access.

How much does Disney+ With Premier Access cost?

Disney Plus costs $7.99 per month on a monthly subscription and $79.99 per year on a yearly subscription. The service raised its price for the first time from $6.99 to $7.99 in March 2021. Disney Plus With Premiere Access costs $29.99 per movie.

When Is Cruella free on Disney+?

Starting on August 27, 2021, Cruella became free to watch for Disney+ subscribers, regardless of if they had Premiere Access or not.

How to watch Cruella

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Aside from Disney Plus, fans can also watch Cruella by purchasing the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD or DVD, which come with more content than the digital version. The 4K Ultra HD has three limited edition collector’s versions at Target, Walmart and Best Buy. The Target version includes two gold-foiled, exclusive lithographs designed by Poster Posse artist Nicky Barkla and Bella Grace; the Best Buy version includes a collectable SteelBook case; while the Walmart version includes an e-book. As for bonus features,

As for bonus features, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and DVD also include bloopers, deleted scenes and never-before-seen videos with Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, as well as the Dalmatians who are featured in the movie. Other bonus features include an in-depth, behind-the-scenes video with costume designer Jenny Beavans, who styled in the cast in dozens of spectacular, couture looks. (To be precise, Stone wore 47 couture dresses, while Thompson wore more than 25. The rest of the cast wore at least five couture looks each.) Cruella fans can also order custom chocolates modeled after dresses from the movie by Moran Etstein Chocolate Art, a New York City-based chocolatier who goes by @chocolatefashionistas on Instagram.

Cruella Chocolate

Image: Courtesy of Moran Etstein Chocolate Art.

Cruella Chocolate

Image: Courtesy of Moran Etstein Chocolate Art.

Cruella Chocolate

Image: Courtesy of Moran Etstein Chocolate Art.

How to watch Cruella online for free

Disney Plus ended its free trial in 2020, but there are still ways to sign up for free. Read on for how to do get a Disney+ account at no cost and watch Cruella online for free. You just have to meet one condition.

Verizon Unlimited Free Subscription

If you’re a Verizon customer (or know someone who is), Verizon offers free Disney Plus subscription with its Unlimited plans (a.k.a. Get More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, Verizon Plan Unlimited, Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited.) If you have one of these plans, you can sign-up for a free six-month Disney+ subscription (which saves you about $42.) Click here for Verizon’s FAQ on how to sign up for its free Disney+ subscription.

Verizon customers with Get More Unlimited and Play More Unlimited plans are also eligible for their Disney Bundle, which offers not only a free Disney Plus subscription for as long as you have your Verizon plan, but also free Hulu and ESPN+ subscriptions too, which saves viewers about $12.99 per month. Click here for Verizon’s FAQ on how to sign up for its Disney Bundle. So there you have it—a way to watch Disney Plus for free.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Free Trial

Xbox Game Pass users with new or existing “Ultimate” tier subscriptions are eligible to claim a 30-day free trial offer with Disney Plus as of June 2021. Microsoft announced the perk to coincide with the premiere of Loki on Disney Plus following an earlier offer in November 2020 in honor of the second season of The Mandalorian.

Though the previous offer expired in January 2021, Microsoft decided to partner with Disney Plus again—and the good news is that this perk is available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members whether or not they claimed the previous Disney+ Perk. To claim it, all you need is an “Ultimate” tier Xbox Game Pass subscription (priced at $14.99 per month), which gives you access to the perks gallery on an Xbox console, the Xbox app on a Windows PC, or the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on iOS and Android.

After claiming the perk, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users will be directed to Disney Plus to activate their 30-day free trial. The catch? Members can only claim and activate the trial from June 8, 2021, until September 30, 2021. It’s also worth keeping in mind that the 30-day free trial will be set to auto-renew your subscription, so remember to cancel your Disney Plus membership before your free trial period is over if you don’t want to pay $7.99 a month.

Amazon Music Unlimited Free Subscription

New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can receive a free six-month subscription to Disney Plus. Current Amazon Music Unlimited Subscribers are also eligible for a free three-month subscription to Disney Plus. Amazon Music Unlimited offers a 30-day free trial and costs $7.99 per month for Amazon Prime Members—which is the same monthly rate as Disney Plus. This means that customers can receive both an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription and a Disney Plus subscription for less than $4 each.

Not an Amazon Prime Member? Amazon Prime also offers a 30-day free trial, so customers can sign up for the free trial and subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited for the cheaper price. If you’re a student, you can also receive a free six-month trial of Amazon Prime, as well as an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for just 99 cents per month. Click here for more on how to sign up for Amazon Music’s Disney Plus deal.

Cruella is available to stream on Disney+ with Premier Access.

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