How To Claim a Free Disney Plus Trial With Xbox Game Pass and Watch 'Loki'

Through the official Xbox Wire newsfeed, Microsoft has announced that a free Disney Plus trial is now available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

Gamers had already predicted that something like this was on the cards, thanks to a crafty Twitter post that went up on Monday from the Game Pass account. The ambiguous tweet said: ''At first we were going to make this big flashy video to tease the next Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk but in the end we decided to go with something a little more... Lowkey'.'

At first we were going to make this big flashy video to tease the next Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk but in the end we decided to go with something a little more... Lowkey

— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) June 7, 2021

The clever wordplay at the end suggested to many that a free Disney Plus trial would be made available to coincide with today's release of a new Loki miniseries. There is already a precedent for this kind of cross-promotion, as a similar offer was made available back in November 2020 when the second season of The Mandalorian debuted.

To claim the perk, users will need the ''Ultimate'' tier Xbox Game Pass subscription, which is more expensive than the standard version. The package—which also includes access to over 100 games on console and PC, exclusive deals and a variety of discounts with partner companies like Electronic Arts—is priced at $14.99 a month.

If you want to start the free trial and watch the premiere episode of Loki right now, then you will first need to sign up as an Ultimate member. After you have done that, you will immediately be eligible for a 30-day Disney Plus subscription, which you can access through either the perks gallery on an Xbox console, the Xbox app on a Windows PC, or through the Xbox Game Pass mobile app on iOS and Android.

Once you have claimed the perk, you will then be directed to the streaming service itself where you can activate a free 30-day trial. It is worth noting that the subscription will be set to auto-renew unless you specifically turn it off or cancel your Disney Plus membership before the trial period is over.

Loki has received rave reviews from critics, currently boasting a 73 Metascore and sitting at an impressive 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. In particular, it has been praised for how it intricately weaves together multiple timelines and multiverses to create a wholly original story.

Game Pass Ultimate members can activate their 30-day free trial of Disney Plus from any time between now and September 30.

This is unlikely to be the week's only big announcement for Microsoft's service, as the video game publisher will be hosting a joint conference with Bethesda this Sunday at E3. Starting at 1 p.m. ET, many are expecting to see footage of Starfield and Halo Infinite in action and we might even get to find out if those titles will be debuting on Game Pass.

The Disney Plus App Launching on TV
Picture shows the Disney Plus app launching on TV. With an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, users will be able to claim a 30-day free trial of the streaming service. Chesnot/Getty Images