The Walt Disney Company plans to make Disney+ a global service that makes its content available on as many devices as possible. The app comes with a generous simultaneous streaming policy, support for offline viewing, and exclusive access to 4K content. Here’s what you need to know about your devices and support for Disney+.
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Smartphones and Tablets with Disney+ Apps
It shouldn’t be too surprising that Disney made sure Android and iOS devices work with Disney+. The offline viewing feature is a particularly mobile-friendly option. You can download movies or entire TV seasons onto your device while you’re on Wi-Fi. Later on, you won’t have to worry about mobile data caps when you watch the content.
Streaming Sticks and Boxes with Disney+ Apps
Since Disney+ focuses on family-friendly content, you’ll want to be able to watch movies and TV shows on your big screen TV. The Disney+ app is available for Apple TV, Roku Sticks, Amazon Fire TV boxes and Chromecast devices.
In all of these cases, being able to watch the 4K content on Disney+ requires having the right hardware. The streaming device must support 4K and HDR output — and you have to have a 4K HDR television.
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Game Consoles with Disney+ Apps
The current generation of Microsoft and Sony game consoles get their own Disney+ app. In both cases, support for 4K content came after those consoles launched. You’ll need an Xbox One-S, Xbox One-X or a PlayStation 4 Pro if you want to watch 4K Disney+ content on your 4K television. The NVIDIA Shield will work as well.
Televisions with Disney+ Apps
If your smart TV uses Roku as its entertainment system, you’ll be able to get the Disney+ app. Sony televisions and other devices based on the Android TV platform will get the Disney+ app as well. Note that this doesn’t include so-called “Kodi boxes” which don’t actually use Android TV.
As with all of the other options, the TV has to be 4K in order to get the 4K content.
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