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You Can Watch Hocus Pocus for Free This Halloween

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It’s almost Halloween, and one of the most-loved Disney Halloween movies out there is Hocus Pocus. The cult classic isn’t just a go-to for ’80s and ’90s babies; it’s becoming a must-watch across generations.

And after about 30 years, the sequel Hocus Pocus 2 hit Disney Plus on Sept. 30, 2022. But you’re probably wondering if there’s a way to watch Hocus Pocus 2 and Hocus Pocus for free. Watch these fall movies alone or have a Hocus Pocus watch party, but before you shell out money for a rental, you oughta know: Hocus Pocus is one of the Halloween movies you can watch for free.


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Verizon subscribers can watch Hocus Pocus for free.

Disney Original Movie Hocus Pocus DVD cover

The easiest place to find Hocus Pocus is on the Disney Plus streaming service, which costs $7.99 a month (or $79.99 a year). But … if you have a Verizon account (or know someone who does), Verizon’s Unlimited plans include a free Disney Plus subscription — whose streaming library includes Hocus Pocus.

Verizon customers with the Get More Unlimited and Play More Unlimited plans are also eligible for the Disney Bundle, which includes not just a free Disney Plus subscription — as a bonus, you’ll also get Hulu and ESPN Plus.


US Mobile customers also get free access to watch Hocus Pocus.

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Verizon subscribers aren’t the only people who can get a free Disney Plus account. US Mobile offers the free perk also. If you sign up for at least three Unlimited lines, you can get access to a Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus bundle.

They also offer a 10-day trial for their Unlimited phone plan, so you can get the Disney Plus perk for 10 days and cancel the phone plan trial if you don’t want to continue.

You can also opt for Apple TV Plus, Netflix, or HBO Max if you don’t want the Disney Plus bundle.


Watch Hocus Pocus for free on Amazon by getting free Amazon credits.

A person sitting on a couch with their feet up, pointing a remote at a TV with the Prime Video TV app's start-up screen displayed.

You can rent Hocus Pocus to stream for 48 hours on Amazon Prime Video for $3.99 (but it’s only $4.99 to buy it on digital). And there are TONS of ways you can get free Amazon credit — from submitting your receipts to the Amazon Shopper Panel, to trading in your old Alexa devices.

You can also earn Amazon gift cards via the Shopkick app.



Change your location to take advantage of Disney Plus free trials in other countries.

A person holding up a cell phone displaying a connected VPN with a laptop displaying in the background.

Unfortunately, there’s not a free Disney Plus trial anymore here in the U.S. But if you use NordVPN, you can make computers think you’re in another country, and you could get a free trial.

Disney got rid of the U.S. free trial in June 2020, but as they roll out in new countries, like the Philippines and Vietnam, those places will most likely get a free trial. In late 2022, when you switch your VPN location to the Philippines or Vietnam, you’ll be able to get those countries’ Disney Plus free trials on the Disney Plus website.

As long as you have a debit or credit card that can make international purchases, you’ll be able to get it. Find Hocus Pocus, and enjoy!

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Is Hocus Pocus on Netflix or Hulu?

man laying on couch watching netflix through the app on his tablet

If you’re trying to skip the whole Disney Plus thing, you might head to other streaming services like Hulu or Netflix to find Hocus Pocus. Sadly, you won’t find Hocus Pocus on those platforms. And considering Hocus Pocus is a Disney movie, it’ll probably always be exclusively part of Disney Plus.


How can you watch Hocus Pocus 2?

The thumbnail banner for Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney Plus showing the release date as September 30th 2022

Guess what, Hocus Pocus fans? Not only will you watch Hocus Pocus for the umpteenth time this Halloween, but we’re getting a sequel just in time for the spooky season! Cue Hocus Pocus watch party!

On Sep. 30, 2022 at midnight PT, Hocus Pocus 2 will drop exclusively on Disney Plus, featuring the same three mischievous witches we’ve all grown to love. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are all back with some new faces in tow to conjure up some trouble in modern-day Salem.

Watch the trailer, and use our hacks to watch this new addition to the legacy without spending too much.



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