How to watch Free Solo

Alex Kane, Reviewed
Clair Popkin, director of photography on "Free Solo," gets a shot of Alex Honnold as he nears the top of the wall.

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If you’re hoping to watch Free Solo, you’re in luck. New streaming service Disney+ lets you experience this tale of daring and triumph from the comfort of your living room or on your favorite mobile device.

Where to stream Free Solo online

Alex Honnold free solo climbing on El Capitan's Freerider in Yosemite National Park.

You’re now able to stream Free Solo on Disney+ wherever you’re connected to the internet. Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service is now available in the U.S. and Canada and will eventually be rolling out worldwide.

Disney+ is supported on desktop browsers, “a wide range” of mobile devices, smart TVs, and video-game consoles. The subscription-based 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, The Mandalorian, and a full slate of live-action Marvel shows.

Get Disney+ starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year

What is Free Solo about?

National Geographic’s documentary on “free soloist” climber Alex Honnold grossed over $21 million and took home accolades from the Toronto International Film Festival, the Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, the National Board of Review, Cinema Eye Honors, the British Academy Film Awards, the Oscars (for Best Documentary Feature), and the Emmys.

This astonishing portrait documents Honnold’s fulfillment of a “lifelong dream:" scaling Yosemite National Park’s 3,000-foot El Capitan without a rope or safety harness.

“After his standard breakfast of oats, flax, chia seeds, and blueberries, Honnold started the ropeless ascent—known as free soloing—at the first light of dawn, 5:32 a.m., and pulled himself over a rocky lip to the summit, a sandy ledge, 3 hours and 56 minutes later,” USA Today reported in June of 2017. “The climb, which National Geographic said may be the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport, was captured by a team of filmmakers, led by Jimmy Chin, one of Honnold’s longtime climbing partners, and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.”

How to sign up for Disney+

Alex Honnold atop Lower Cathedral with El Capitan in the background at Yosemite National Park in California.

To start watching Free Solo, 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
  • 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.

By the end of its first year, Disney expects to bring over “7,500 episodes of television and 500 movies” to the service—including Aladdin (2019), Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Dumbo (2019), Frozen 2, The Lion King (2019), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Toy Story 4, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Get Disney+ starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year

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