Disney made a concerted effort to develop Disney+ apps for the major game consoles, including Microsoft’s Xbox One. However, your experience may vary depending on which version Xbox you own.

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Disney+ on the Xbox One

Disney made a point of having a Disney+ app ready for the Xbox One on the day of the launch. However, you won’t get all of the app’s features if you have the original Xbox One.

Although Disney has licensed its content to many streaming services in the past, it rarely licensed that content in anything better than 1080p. As an in-house operation, Disney+ does not face the same restrictions. Many titles, especially titles released over the past decade, will get the full 4K HDR treatment.

Watching the highest-quality video on an Xbox One will require either the Xbox One S or the Xbox One X. These are the variants that have the HDMI 2.0 connectors required to support 4K and HDR output. The original Xbox One has an older version of HDMI that only supports HD output.

What About Previous Xbox Consoles?

From about 2008 onwards, most of the previous-generation Xbox consoles, the Xbox 360’s, shipped with an HDMI port that supported HD resolution. And even though Microsoft discontinued the console in 2016, it was enormously popular and many people keep theirs running to play their favorite games. So a Disney+ app ought to work and may have an audience. However, there’s no word on whether the Xbox 360 will ever get a Disney+ app.

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Which Devices Does Disney+ Support?

The Disney+ app has been developed for the most popular streaming platforms.

In addition to the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 will also get the app. There is some speculation that the Nintendo Switch may get an app as well, but not right away.

Disney and Amazon cut a last-minute deal days ahead of the Disney+ launch to allow the app on Fire TV devices. If you have a stick, player or television based on Fire TV you’ll get the app.

If you own Roku devices, or a television with Roku built-in, then you’ll find Disney+ in the Roku Channel Store.

The Disney+ iOS app is available on iPhones, iPads and even the iPod Touch. Owners of Apple TV devices (4th generation or later) will get the app as well. Watching Disney content on an iMac or Macbook is handled through your browser.

Android smartphones and tablets get the Disney+ app as do devices based on Google’s Android TV and Chromecast systems.

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Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.