Disney Plus is a major player in the streaming game, and it boasts some visually stunning titles. But nothing detracts from a flashy grand scene like Avengers: Endgame or a classic like The Little Mermaid as much as watching it on a phone or laptop screen. So how do you get Disney Plus on TV?
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The service is compatible with most devices on the market, so you won’t have much trouble streaming Disney Plus shows and movies on your home TV. How you do this will depend on the platform you choose, but you have a lot of options. So, let’s dive into how Disney Plus can be shown on TV.
Whatever your streaming method, you’ll need a Disney Plus subscription before accessing any of the service’s titles. If you haven’t already registered, you can sign up at the link below.
Disney Plus annual subscription
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This streaming service is the home of all the Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies. It also has a bunch of exciting originals like The Mandalorian, The World by Jeff Goldblum, and more.
The easiest way to get Disney Plus on TV is to download the Disney Plus app on a smart TV. It requires no additional hardware or software and lets you stream in the fewest number of steps.
Don’t have a smart TV? Check out our list of the best streaming devices. These are the devices that will bring your TV online and allow you to watch Disney Plus on TV without much hassle.
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How to view Disney Plus on TV
The best way to watch Disney Plus on TV is to simply download the Disney Plus app to whatever device or console you’re already using. We’ll start the casting process in the next section, but a real advantage is keeping all of your streaming needs in one place and as part of an ecosystem that doesn’t require a second screen to stream from.
If you have a smart TV, you’re ready to go. You will not need any external hardware. Just download Disney Plus and enjoy watching. (We get into more detail below with guidance for the major smart TV manufacturers.)
The old school method still works too. Simply connect your laptop or device to the TV with a compatible cord. It’s not fancy, but it gets the job done.
If you don’t already have a favorite, we have plenty of guides to help you choose the right one for you.
How to get Disney Plus on Android TV or Chromecast
With Google’s Android TV and Chromecast devices, you get two options for watching Disney Plus on TV: you can stream from the Disney Plus app or cast Disney Plus content from another device.
Send from another device
Even with a smart TV, you may not be able to get the Disney Plus app. All big name brand TVs should be compatible, but if your TV isn’t, cast is always a good option. And your TV can have a Chromecast built in to make this easier. If so, tap the cast icon in the upper right corner of the Disney Plus app on your phone or mobile device and send what you’re watching directly to your TV. The Chromecast add-on will work the same way. Just make sure your TV is selected in your device’s Chromecast list to connect the two devices.
If you have an Android TV, you can likewise cast video from your devices. Make sure your phone, tablet, or laptop is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the TV. Open the Disney Plus app, tap the cast icon, and select your TV on your device. The send icon will change colors when you are online.
Using the Disney Plus app
If casting seems like an unnecessary step, well, go ahead and skip it if you have an Android TV. You can watch Disney Plus on TV using the app right on your TV.
On the home screen of your Android TV, go to the App Store and search for “Disney +” and select “Download”. Once you download the Disney Plus app on your Android TV home screen, just open it up and start streaming. The first time you open the app, you will be asked to enter your subscriber information and password.
How to Get Disney Plus on LG Smart TV
You can definitely watch Disney Plus on your LG Smart TV. Most models are compatible, and all 2016 or newer models allow you to download the app without any hiccups. See the full list of compatible LG TVs over here.
First, make sure that your LG Smart TV is connected to the Internet. Then, from the main menu, go to the LG Content Store and search for “Disney Plus”. Select “Install” and “Run” and then enter your username and password. Then you’re all set to stream Disney Plus movies and shows on TV.
How to get Disney Plus on Samsung TV
Samsung smart TVs work a lot like LG models, and setting up Disney Plus is easy.
On your home screen, select the “Apps” icon. Search for “Disney Plus” in the search bar if it doesn’t already appear as a suggested app. Select the Disney Plus icon and click “Install”. You are now ready to sign in and start watching Disney Plus on TV.
How to Get Disney Plus on Older Samsung Smart TV
Unfortunately, Samsung Smart TVs manufactured before 2016 often do not allow you to download the Disney Plus app. Don’t let this discourage you. You still have a few options, although they require an additional purchase. If you get an external device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, dongles and other similar devices, you can still use the Disney Plus app, it will play separately from your TV operating system.
How to get Disney Plus on Apple TV
Apple TV is one of the most popular media streaming devices. For those who don’t have a smart TV and don’t want to send content from other devices, this is one of the easiest ways to watch Disney Plus on TV. You plug the device in and connect it to your home Wi-Fi network, and suddenly you have a smart TV with an easy-to-use Apple interface.
From the home screen of your Apple TV, select the App Store. Find Disney Plus and select “Get”. Back on your home screen, select the Disney Plus icon and sign in to your account. From there, you’ll be ready to watch Disney Plus on TV with your Apple TV.
How to get Disney Plus on Roku TV
Roku devices basically work like Apple TV. Once your Roku device is installed, go to your home screen. You’ll be able to find the Disney Plus app either in the Roku channel store or the “Movies & TV” category in the “Streaming Channels” list.
Once you download Disney Plus, sign in to your account, and you’re ready to stream shows and movies directly to your TV.
How to get Disney Plus on Fire TV
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As with other third-party streaming devices, Amazon Fire TV devices like the Fire Stick turn your TV into a smart TV, or give your smart TV an extra edge. If you want Disney Plus on Fire TV, you’ll need to download the app.
From your home screen, go to the search bar. Type “Disney Plus,” and select it from “Games & Apps.” Click “Get” or “Download”. Click “Open” and sign in to your account. You’re all set to stream Disney Plus content to your TV.
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questions and answers
Disney Plus is available on almost every current device, including smart TVs, Roku, and Apple TV, as well as Android and iOS phones, tablets, and laptops.
You can download shows and movies to watch offline on Disney Plus, although this option is not available on most Smart TVs. Apple TVs allow downloads for offline viewing, although these will take up storage space on the device. Another option is to connect a device to the TV. If you download Disney Plus content to your laptop, for example, connecting to your TV with an HDMI cable will allow for offline streaming.
You can download the Disney Plus app on most smart TVs, including almost any model made after 2016 from all the major manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and more.
No matter what screen or device you use to watch Disney Plus, you need to sign up for an account to watch anything.