Do you see ‘Error 73’ constantly on your screen while trying to access Disney plus?
If yes, then this article is for you.
That’s not all you will also find out more info relating to Disney plus ‘Error 73’.
All you have to do is to make sure you read through this article.
What is Disney plus Error 73 and how does it occur?
This error pops out when you are trying to access Disney plus from a location where it is not available.
However, Disney plus is not available in all locations.
Hence, Disney Plus is now live and available to stream in;
- United Kingdom
- Isle of Man
- Wallis and Futuna
- French West Indies
- French Guiana
- New Caledonia
- Latin America
- Hong Kong
- And South Korea.
On the other hand, Error 73 can also occur if your local server or your ISP is creating trouble.
The error also shows up when Disney Plus is stuck either in deciding your location or believes that the person is hiding their identity.
How to fix Disney plus Error 73 in the UK?
Below are steps to help you get rid of Disney plus 73:
Enable Location on Your Device
Make sure you turn ON your location on your device.
With your location ON, Disney will receive details to verify your location.
Hence follow these steps to turn ON your location:
- Go to the device’s settings.
- Find ‘Security & Privacy.
- Click on Location Access/ Services.
- Turn ON your location if is not ON.
After you’ve done that, Error 73 will be rectified on your device.
Disconnect your VPN
Try disconnecting the VPN for some time, then select your location and connect it again, since Error 73 pops out due to location issues.
Disable your Antivirus
In some cases, the antivirus can also lead to Disney pus Error 73 and affect the services.
Hence, try disabling your antivirus on your device if it is causing issues.
However, follow these steps to disable antivirus on your device:
- Go to Settings on your device or system.
- Select ‘Update & Security and click Windows Security.
- Then select Virus and Threat Protection.
- Click on Manage Settings or select Virus & Threat Protection Settings.
- Then switch off the real-time protection.
What to do if the above methods are not helpful in resolving Error 73 on your device?
If you’ve tried the above method and you are still getting the error message, all you have to do is to contact your internet service provider to know if the problem is from their end.
Hence, Visit https://broadbandnow.com/ to identify your ISP.
However, if you are a user from the above mention locations where Disney plus is available, contact Disney’s customer support via https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/contact-us/
They will help you to resolve the issues and guide you on how to enjoy a steady service.
Disney plus error code 73 VPN
In most cases, Disney plus error code 73 is a VPN connection.
Disney plus websites try to detect connections set up via VPN, to protect its region-locked content.
However, if you are guilty, an error 73 will pop up on the screen.
Hence, if you are using VPN, the easiest way to get rid of error 73 is to disable your VPN for some time.
However, if you’re in a country where Disney plus is available, after disabling your VPN proceed to watch content on the site.
Hence follow these steps to disable VPN:
- Press the Windows + R keys on your keyboard.
- Once, you’ve done that, it is going to bring up the Run utility.
- Type in “control” and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
- This will launch the classic Control Panel application.
- Then, click on Network Connections.
- You should see your VPN connection listed in the new pop-up window.
- Select the VPN you’re using by highlighting its icon.
- Then, click on the “Change settings of this connection” link in the Network Tasks menu.
- Go to the Networking tab at the top of the window, and click Uninstall.
- Press yes to confirm to disable the VPN.
After successfully disabling your VPN, try to access the content on Disney+ to see if error code 72 returns.
Difference between Disney plus US and the UK
However, there are some regional differences between Disney plus streaming platforms.
As of August 15th, 2020, there was a big difference in the amount of content available in each region.
These differences include; TV shows, movies, and shorts.
Hence, below is the title available in some regions:
New Zealand: 883
United States: 861
Breaking down it further in terms of TV shows and movies each region has:
New Zealand: 722
United States: 690
New Zealand: 161
United States: 172
From the above number, the United States has more TV shows than any country but has the least amount of movies available.
On the other hand, Australia and New Zealand stood out for having larger libraries of content, which are similar.
Netherland has the smallest library of content, and it also has the least amount of TV shows.
Currently the UK and Ireland Disney streaming service, ‘Disney Life’ has just 572 titles available, (450 movies and 122 TV shows), so Disney+ will be a major upgrade for those subscribers, especially with Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic titles being added.
Both the United States and Canada have issues with newer titles such as “The Incredibles 2” and “Mary Poppins Returns”, not being available, as these were licensed to Netflix.
20th Century Studios content varies the most, with the United States losing out to much of the content due to existing streaming contracts that were made before Disney purchased 21st Century Fox.
However, other regions have access to many more movies from franchises such as “Ice Age” and “X-Men”, except for the United States.
Right now, if you want to watch movies, Disney plus in Australia has the best library, while for TV Shows, the United States has the largest amount of content, but both of these countries are still missing content that is available in other regions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
What is Error 73?
Disney Plus error code 73 is a region error code that indicates you are in a region where the service is not available.
Is Disney Plus available in the UK?
Yes, Disney Plus is available in the UK.
Why do I get error 73?
This error code appears when location data from your internet service provider (ISP) or location services on your phone tells the Disney Plus servers that you are in an unsupported location.
How do I fix error code 73 Disney Plus?
Below are ways to fit Disney plus error 76:
- Enable Location on Your Device
- Disconnect your VPN
- Disable your Antivirus