How to watch Beyoncé's new visual album 'Black is King' on Disney+

Alex Kane

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An all-new audiovisual experience from Beyoncé premieres July 31 on Disney+. Building on the artist’s collaborative 2019 soundtrack, The Lion King: The Gift, Black Is King is described as “a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience.” The new visual album will co-star such featured artists as Burna Boy, Busiswa, Blue Ivy Carter, Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Tierra Whack, Pharrell Williams, and Wizkid. The film was written, directed, and exec-produced by 24-time Grammy winner Beyoncé, “with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity.”

In order to stream the premiere on July 31, you'll need a Disney+ subscription, which costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 for a full year. 

Where to stream Black Is King online

Beyoncé's new visual album, "Black Is King," is inspired by "The Lion King."

You can stream Black Is King, along with the recently released musical Hamilton and everything else Disney+ has to offer wherever you’re connected to the internet. Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service is available in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Channel Islands, France, Germany, India, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

Disney+ is supported on desktop browsers, a wide range of mobile devices, smart TVs, and game consoles. The platform will serve as the new home for Walt Disney Studios films as well as original, exclusive Disney+ content like Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars series—including The Mandalorian and the final season of The Clone Wars—and a full slate of live-action Marvel shows.

And if you’re eager to get your Beyoncé fix before the Black is King release date, you can always watch her performance as Nala in the 2019 remake of The Lion King, currently streaming on Disney+.

What is Black Is King about?

Beyoncé from her new visual album, "Black Is King," inspired by last year’s "The Lion King," is heading to Disney+ on July 31.

The project “reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” Disney writes in a press release. “The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity. His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.”

Black Is King is produced by Beyoncé’s own Parkwood Entertainment, whose past releases include Cadillac Records, Obsessed, Lemonade, and Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé.

How to sign up for Disney+

Signing up for Disney+ will let you watch the new visual album Black is King.

To start watching Black Is King on July 31, you can subscribe to Disney+ today for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year. Or you can get the service as part of a special value bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month in total.

Disney+ is available to watch through the following devices:

  • Roku streaming devices
  • TVs with built-in Roku
  • Apple TV iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models
  • Android phones
  • Android TV devices
  • Google Chromecast
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • Sony TVs with built-in Android
  • LG TVs
  • Chrome OS, MacOS, or any Windows PC
  • See our recommendations for the best streaming devices

If you’re hoping to stream on another device in the future, you can sign up for email updates at to stay in the know.

In addition to its all-new programming, Disney+ offers on-demand access to classic titles like A Goofy Movie, Fantasia, High School Musical, Lilo & Stitch, The Sword in the Stone, Toy Story, Tron, Up, and Wall-E. The extensive library also includes such beloved TV series as Boy Meets World, DuckTales, Kim Possible, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, That’s So Raven, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

Sign up for Disney+ starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year 

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