The Best Black Friday Deals at Currys PC World Right Now

Welcome to IGN’s Black Friday Currys PC World deals page, your source for all the best deals that you can get in the UK from Currys PC World this month. 

Currys PC World is likely to kick off its Black Friday deals a little earlier than the official start date of November 29. Most of the headline-grabbing deals are still likely to fall during the Black Friday weekend, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be great offers prior to this.


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How To Get Verizon’s Free Disney Plus 12-Month Subscription Promotion

Disney Plus is finally here, and Verizon customers can get a free year of the streaming service. To take advantage of the offer, you need to either have a Verizon unlimited plan or set up new 5G home internet or Verizon Fios service.

How to get a free year of Disney Plus through Verizon

After clicking on the button above, choose “Get started.” You’ll have four options to choose from. If you already have an unlimited plan, simply choose “Get Disney+” and log into your Verizon account. From there, you need to accept the terms and conditions before verifying that you want to enroll in the promotion.

Once enrolled, your Disney Plus subscription will now be managed through Verizon. It’s set to automatically renew after the promotional period, so if you decide you don’t want it going forward, remember to turn off automatic renewal through Verizon.

The subscription appears to stack with the one-week free trial offered through Disney. If you pre-ordered the three-year subscription from Disney or already purchased a monthly or annual Disney Plus plan, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to manage that existing subscription. The Verizon promotion will not cancel your original subscription, but it will delay billing until the free year is up.

Keep in mind that if you change mobile providers or switch to a plan that isn’t unlimited, the Disney Plus subscription will expire.

For those who don’t have Verizon unlimited plans but are interested in the promotion, you can choose one of the other three options: Change your (Verizon) plan, switch to Verizon, or sign up for Fios home internet.

Not interested in Verizon but definitely interested in Disney Plus? No problem. You can start your one-week free trial at the link below.

Disney Plus: Han Shoots First Scene From Star Wars: A New Hope Has Been Changed Again

Of all the many changes that George Lucas made to the original Star Wars trilogy over the course of its various reissues and rereleases, there are none as controversial as Greedo shooting first in his confrontation with Han Solo in the original 1977 film A New Hope. The film is one of many Star Wars movies now available in 4K on Disney+, and the scene has been changed yet again.

The moment comes towards the end of the iconic Mos Eisley Cantina sequence, when Greedo confronts Han about the money owed to Jabba the Hutt. In the original version, Han abruptly ends the discussion by shooting Greedo dead, before swaggering out of the bar. But when the movie was rereleased as the Special Edition with various digital alterations in 1997, it was changed so that Greedo fires first and (somehow) misses, before Han shoots him, changing Han’s motivation from murder to self-defence. The scene was changed yet again for the 2011 blu-ray release, when the gap between the two shots was reduced to make them almost simultaneous.

With the movie now on Disney+, it hasn’t taken fans long to notice that the scene has changed yet again. The time between shots has been tightened even further, and before that, there’s a newly inserted shot of Greedo saying something without subtitles. It was first spotted by the Twitter account Star Wars Visual Comparisons, who captured it below:

If you want to check out the previous versions of this scene, the original is here, while the Special Edition version can be watched here. As for what Greedo says before he shoots, it seems to be “Maclunkey!” We’re not sure what that means, but comedian Eric Fell has discovered that it’s not the first time the word has appeared in the Star Wars series:

Fans can find a wealth of Star Wars content on Disney+–check out GameSpot’s guide to everything available to watch right now. One of the biggest releases is The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars TV show. The first episode is available now, and you can read GameSpot’s review here.

However, it’s possible you might be having trouble watching any content on Disney+. There are day one issues across the many devices that it can be watched on, with various reports of playback and loading problems.

Disney Plus Suffering From Technical Issues And Errors On Launch Day

It’s launch day for the most-anticipated streaming service release ever. Disney+ has arrived, and there is plenty of cool stuff to check out. The only problem is that many people can’t access anything. Launch day for the streaming service is not off to a good start, with errors essentially rendering the app unusable.

While you can download the Disney+ app and even open it up, you may not be able to do much more than that with Disney+. Many people–including myself–are reporting error screens for Day One, and it’s been this way since the service launched around 12:30AM ET on Tuesday morning.

If you planned to take the day off to binge-watch all of Disney+’s programming or maybe you’re a journalist who started work early in order to pick through the contents of the service, you’re more than likely landing on a page that says “Unable to connect to Disney+. There seems to be an issue connecting to the Disney+ service. Please try again later if the issue persists.”

Provided you can make it past that point, you may still encounter issues. When attempting to stream anything, you may be met with a black screen or an error simply stating, “Sorry something went wrong. Please try again later.”

And yes, this is extremely frustrating when you just want to watch the brand-new Star Wars series The Mandalorian, which Chris E. Hayner got to review for GameSpot. In it, he said, “With its first episode, The Mandalorian has made a statement about what a live-action Star Wars TV show looks like. Now, with the remaining seven episodes in Season 1, it needs to make a statement about how a Star Wars plot should unfold over a longer form of storytelling.” Thanks for rubbing it in that you got to watch it, and we didn’t.

Obviously, with any new streaming service, there are going to be speed bumps. With this many people jumping onto a service–at the same time–the servers may not be able to handle everyone. Disney is a very large company, so this problem should be worked out sooner rather than later, I hope.

While writing this up, and refreshing on more devices than I’d like to admit, I got Disney+ to work on my Fire Stick and Android phone. I’m still having issues on my PC and iOS devices though. So for now, know the problem isn’t just you, it will be resolved, and have patience.

Beyond these server-based technical issues, other complaints have emerged–namely, that The Simpsons is displayed in widescreen, cutting off a portion of the frame. There’s also been an unexpected change to Star Wars’ “Han Shot First” scene.

Good luck to you on Disney+ launch day.