Disney has proven to be a popular option with the streaming service already having attracted more than 28 million subscribers in just a few months.
However, if you are new to streaming Disney shows and movies, and specifically looking to watch through a smart TV, then here’s the full list of compatible TVs brands.
Disney’s biggest selling point is its content considering it brings together a variety of shows, movies and franchises, including Disney classics, Star Wars, Marvel,
Pixar, and National Geographic. However, as this is still a service in its infancy, device support is going to be one of its biggest limitations.
That said, Disney has clearly prepared well for the service’s launch as it did arrive with fairly wide device support,
and since then the compatible list has just continued to grow.
Let’s start with the streaming sticks, set-top boxes and consoles.
If you don’t have a smart TV this is the quickest and cheapest way to start watching Disney on your TV.
Plug in a Chrome-cast or Fire TV Stick – we’d recommend the latter.
You can cast to any Chromecast streaming stick from iOS, Android and Chrome – once you’ve downloaded the mobile app or signed in via your browser,
your phone or laptop is the remote control.
Chrome cast support actually extends to some bits of gear that you might not expect such as the ability to cast Disney shows and movies from
your phone to a Nest Home Hub or Nest Hub Max smart display on the same Wi-Fi network, as you can already with YouTube.
You can access Disney on all Amazon Fire TV devices as well as the Sony PS4 and Xbox One. No surprises there. Disney is on Sky Q from launch
day in the UK with bundled subscriptions available.
With Roku devices it’s a bit more complicated, so you’ll need to check you have the correct hardware. The full list is here and goes back to the 2013’s Roku LT,
with some exceptions.
With Apple TV, you’ll need an Apple TV HD fourth-gen (2015) or later – there’s no support for earlier models – or an Apple TV 4K.
Disney states that you should be able to use AirPlay to stream movies to a third-gen Apple TV, but word from US users suggests this functionality might be patchy.
You can also AirPlay shows from your iPhone or iPad to recent, high-end TV models with AirPlay 2 built-in from LG, Samsung and Sony.
If you do have a smart TV, you probably won’t need an extra accessory to start watching Disney.
You can download the app and watch on Samsung smart TVs from 2016 or later; LG smart TV models from 2016 or later (Web OS 3.0+) as well as Android TVs made by Sony,
Philips and TCL.
All Fire TV Edition Smart TVs make the cut, as do Roku TVs made by Hi sense, Hitachi, Sharp, Philips and more.
If you don’t see the Disney app, search for it within apps or streaming channels on your smart TV – some TV manufacturers are also notifying owners
with a pop-up on launch day.