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Disney Plus is the Walt Disney Company’s video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service. Disney’s streaming service offers tons of beloved titles, including Disney and Pixar classics, blockbusters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU).
Almost immediately after launching, Disney Plus had over 26 million subscribers, making it a direct competitor of Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. As of May 2020, Disney Plus had more than doubled its subscriber base and reported numbers upwards of 54 million active subscribers. To put this into perspective, in early 2020, Netflix recorded over 69 million subscribers, and Amazon Prime Video announced numbers of nearly 45 million. What makes Disney Plus so special is that it racked up as many subscribers as streaming giants who’ve been around for well over a decade.
Disney Plus features
There are lots of enticing features that help Disney Plus stand out from other streaming services. Along with its highly coveted content library of shows and movies, there are a few technical benefits. These include the ability to create seven user profiles, offline downloads, the possibility of watching on up to three screens simultaneously and 4K resolution for select titles. What’s more, all of these features are included in one affordable plan. So, you won’t need to pay extra to upgrade.
Disney Plus devices
Disney Plus supports a wide variety of devices. So, chances are that you already have a device that’ll work with Disney’s streaming service. For more on compatible Disney Plus devices and how they compare to other streaming services, keep reading.
If you want to learn more about Disney Plus and what it has to offer, take a look at our all-encompassing Disney Plus review.
What devices does Disney Plus support?
Disney Plus supports several devices. Whether you’re at home, on the go or stuck in a place without Wi-Fi, there’s a device to watch Disney Plus. Compatible Disney Plus devices include Android and iOS devices, game consoles, smartphones, smart TV, tablets and a few others.
One game console you’ll notice missing from our list is Nintendo Switch. At this time, Nintendo consoles don’t support the Disney Plus app. But this isn’t anything new. Nintendo doesn’t have apps for many video-on-demand streaming services.
Here’s a complete list of devices that support Disney Plus.
- Amazon Fire TV
- Amazon Fire tablets
- Android devices
- Android TV
- Apple AirPlay
- Apple TV (4th Generation+)
- Google Chromecast
- Google Chromebook
- iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
- LG WebOS Smart TVs
- PlayStation 4
- Samsung Tizen Smart TVs
- Web browsers
- Xbox One
- VIZIO SmartCast TV
Disney Plus on Apple TV
Disney Plus is available on Apple TV. To get the app, just navigate to the App Store to download. Certain Apple TV models may not support Disney Plus. These include any Apple TV models older than Apple TV HD fourth generation and the Apple TV 4K.
Disney Plus and smart TVs
The Disney Plus app can be found and downloaded on a whole host of smart TVs. Most newer smart TVs like LG WebOS Smart, Samsung Tizen and VIZIO SmartCast TV support the Disney app. If you’re experiencing difficulty, make sure you have the most recent Operating System.
Disney Plus on Firestick
You can get the Disney Plus app across all of Amazon’s Fire TV devices. Just visit the app store to find Disney Plus. Open the app, select Sign up now, enter your email, create a password and then add your payment information. After that, you’re all set to start watching.
Disney Plus on Roku
Roku has tons of different devices. And luckily, Disney Plus can be found on almost all of them, including Roku TV models. Again, just like with Amazon’s Fire TV devices, you’ll need to make sure that you have the latest OS.
Here’s a list of Roku’s media players that support Disney Plus.
- Roku Express
- Roku Express+
- 4K Roku Premiere
- 4K Roku Premiere+
- Roku Streaming Stick
- Roku Streaming Stick+
- 4K Roku Ultra
- 4K Roku Ultra LT
- 4K Roku Smart Speaker
Several of Roku TV’s latest models are compatible with the Disney Plus app. Here’s a list of smart TV brands that are compatible with Disney Plus.
How does Disney Plus streaming compatibility compare to competitors?
Disney Plus is compatible with most of the same devices as other streaming giants. Typically, the bigger the streaming service, the more likely it is to support more apps and services.
Just like Disney Plus isn’t compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles, you’ll be hard-pressed to find other services that have apps available on Nintendo’s platforms. Other streaming services that don’t have apps for Nintendo consoles include Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix. An exception is Hulu, which is one of the few streaming apps available for Nintendo Switch.
You’ll also discover that your smartphone and tablet, whether Android or iOS device, supports all of the major apps. Here’s a complete list of the devices that support Disney Plus, along with a few other popular streaming services.
|Devices||Disney Plus||Netflix||Amazon Prime Video||Hulu||CBS All Access|
|Amazon Fire TV||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|LG Smart TV||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Samsung Smart TV||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|VIZIO Smart TV||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
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