Disney+ launched in 2019 as a streaming hub for the best shows and films by Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. But is DVR included in your Disney+ subscription? And is it possible to download Disney+ content to watch later?
In this article, we’ll fill you in on all you need to know about Disney+ DVR and offline viewing.
Does Disney+ Come with DVR?
At the moment, Disney+ does not offer any kind of DVR service. But keep in mind that Disney+ currently offers all its content on-demand, so the lack of DVR this isn’t going to inconvenience your watching. Since it does not air any live content, there isn’t a need for the DVR feature. This may change in the future, depending on how the Disney+ service evolves.
Disney+ On-Demand Programming
There are over 500 films, 15,000 episodes, and 80 Disney+ originals available on Disney+.
For Disney lovers, Disney+ is a dream come true. Every Disney movie, TV show (i.e. Disney Channel, Disney Junior, etc.), cartoon, and documentary you can think can be found on the streaming service. Movies that were previously kept in the “Disney Vault” are now available to stream including classics like The Lion King, Bambi, and Cinderella, so no need to dust off those old VHS tapes.
Disney+ is also home to original content, only available on the streaming service like The Mandalorian and behind-the-scenes Disney documentaries like Behind the Attraction and One Day at Disney.
An add-on that Disney+ offers is their Premier Access. With it, you can watch the latest Disney releases from the comfort of your couch while they’re still in cinemas and before they go onto the Disney+ platform for an additional fee of $34.99 per film – and once you order it, you can rewatch it as many times as you like.
For the best movies and shows to watch on Disney+ right now, click here.
Offline Content on Disney+
Disney+ will let you download shows and movies. You or any other member of the family can then watch this content, later on, offline, on any compatible device of your choosing. So, how can you do it?
Downloading content on Disney+ is relatively easy. Follow the steps outlined below to enjoy your favorite titles regardless of your internet access!
Step 1: Make sure you’re logged into the Disney Plus app on your device. Find a movie or show that you want to download by looking on the app’s home screen or using the search function.
Step 2: Select the movie or show once you locate it in the app.
Step 3: Navigate and click the “Download” button. It looks like an arrow pointing down at a flat line and will be right next to the “Play” and “Add To Watchlist” buttons.
Step 4: Once the icon turns into a square, your content will begin downloading.
Step 5: Explore all of your content in the “Downloads” tab located in the bottom menu. Enjoy your Disney Plus download!
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On how many devices can I store downloads with Disney+?
Disney+ allows you to store downloaded content on up to 10 devices at a time. Downloading content is also a great idea if you plan on going over the 4 simultaneous streams included in your subscription, as watching offline content doesn’t count towards the streams.
How much does Disney+ cost?
A subscription to Disney+ comes at a very affordable price. You get access to the complete Disney+ content vault for just $7.99 per month or $79.99 annually. However, on March 4 2022, they announced that they are going to roll out a cheaper, ad-supported model. So if you love your Disney+ subscription but wouldn’t mind watching a few family-friendly ads and saving some money every month, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ll have that option very soon.
On which devices can I watch and download Disney+ content?
Disney+ is compatible with most devices, so you shouldn’t have trouble watching downloaded content on your device of choice. Tablets and smartphones running Android will work with the Disney+ app as will devices based on Chromecast. You’ll also find the Disney+ app for iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Televisions that run Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku are also supported. Disney also created apps for LG and Samsung smart TVs.
If your prefer streaming to your TV through a separate device, Disney+ has you covered. Amazon Fire TV sticks, Roku sticks and the Apple TV are all supported.
Among the various game consoles, Disney+ focused on supporting the current and next-generation Xbox and PlayStation.
You can learn more about Disney+ supported devices here.
Can I cancel at any time?
Yes! And there is no cancellation fee. When you cancel your subscription, you will have until the end of your current billing cycle to continue watching content on Disney+.
Are Disney’s cable channels available for live streaming?
Unfortunately, no. While all Disney cable channel content is on Disney Plus (i.e. Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD), it’s not available to watch in real-time.