Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

Watch The Greatest Showman Online: Stream the Musical Now

The hit musical The Greatest Showman has landed on Disney+, giving streamers the chance to watch this unique re-imagining of the story of aspiring entertainer and visionary P.T. Barnum in his ambitious quest to awe audiences around the globe by creating “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The film is the directorial debut of Michael Gracey and stars Hugh Jackman in the lead role, and if you’re looking to stream The Greatest Showman online, then now’s the perfect time to sign up for Disney+.

Director: Michael Gracey
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya
Release Date: December 2017
Run Time: 1 hour, 46 minutes

How to Watch The Greatest Showman Online

Image used with permission by copyright holder

The Greatest Showman was released in 2017 and is now available for online viewing on Disney+. This premium streaming app is home to everything that falls under the Disney umbrella, from classic animated movies to new and exclusive shows like The Mandalorian and Loki. It’s a must-have for fans of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars, with a huge library that has new content added to it each month. Disney+ subscribers can even enjoy streaming access to new movies as soon as they hit theaters with Disney Premier Access.

The Greatest Showman is a fictionalized musical re-telling of the story of P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman), an entertainer and founder of Barnum’s American Museum and the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The film features an award-winning original soundtrack and follows Barnum on his quest to create “The Greatest Show on Earth” with the help of his wife Charity (Michelle Williams), playwright Phillip Carlyle (Zac Efron), and his crew of performers that includes trapeze artist Anne Wheeler (Zendaya) and Swedish singer Jenny Lind (Rebecca Ferguson). The movie also features some of Barnum’s famous “freak” performers like the real-life dwarf entertainer General Tom Thumb (Sam Humphrey) and a fictional bearded lady, Lettie Lutz (Keala Settle).


The original soundtrack for The Greatest Showman won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for This Is Me as well as the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, and the movie itself is the fifth-highest grossing live-action musical of all time. If you have yet to experience this imaginative story for yourself, then you can now stream it online by signing up for Disney+ for $8 per month or a cheaper $80 per year. However, we recommend that you upgrade to the Disney Bundle and get Disney+, ad-supported Hulu, and ESPN+ for $14 per month, saving you 25%.

Lucas Coll
Lucas Coll is a freelance commerce and affiliate writer for The Manual and our tech-focused brother site, Digital Trends…
How many different devices can watch Disney Plus at the same time?
Everything you need to know about sharing Disney Plus across a huge number of different devices
Close-up of a hand holding a remote navigating to Disney Plus on a TV .

You've figured out that Disney Plus is pretty great, but you need to know more. As is the case with many streaming services, it's useful to know how many people can watch Disney Plus at once. After all, some people may be into Star Wars, another person wants a Marvel movie marathon, and still another person just wants to watch the Simpsons (yup, Disney Plus has the Simpsons!).

If you know that everyone in the household wants to watch completely different things, knowing how many people can use the subscription at once is vital.  Also, knowing if you can log into Disney Plus on multiple devices is crucial. To keep your house from erupting into arguments, we're here to tell you everything you need to know about how many people can watch Disney Plus at once.

Read more
How to watch ESPN Plus: Stream on your PC, TV, and more
ESPN Plus: Learn how to watch all of your favorites on every device
The ESPN+ logo on a blue background.

In an era filled with a wide array of streaming services, Disney tried to stand out by offering three different services at a single price point. Two of those services, Hulu and Disney Plus, offer chiefly fictional content. The third offering, though, is the ESPN streaming service known as ESPN Plus, which many users may have without even realizing, thanks to the Disney bundle. ESPN Plus gives you access to an array of documentaries, live sports, and original content, but all of that content doesn't do much good if you have absolutely no idea how to access it.

Thankfully, we've got all the information you need to subscribe to the service, and then watch ESPN Plus on whatever device you choose, whether that device is a PC, a TV, a table, or your phone.

Read more
10 shows like The Mandalorian to watch now
Searching for shows like The Mandalorian? Here's 10 great ones
Image from The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is not only one of the best shows featuring Pedro Pascal right now, but it has turned into a sci-fi TV show classic. Qualities like pristine special effects, intimate father-son dynamics, and jaw-dropping adventures across the galaxy have combined to create one of Disney Plus's ultimate hits. As we reach the end of the third season of The Mandalorian, fans all around the world are going to be wondering what they can watch to fill the spacious void in their hearts for Din Djarin and Grogu.

Fortunately, we have just the list for that craving. These 10 shows have similar themes, plot threads, and character tropes as the Star Wars show. You're sure to find something that will tide you over until the fourth season. From Netflix dramas to retro space operas, you'll find that The Mandalorian has a lot of similarities to shows that came before it.

Read more