You can watch the Disney Channel live without cable with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVYouTube TV, AT&T TV Now and on-demand through Disney Now. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch the Disney Channel on Hulu with Live TV

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Besides getting the Disney Channel’s live stream, Hulu with Live TV gives you access to all of the Disney content in its on-demand library.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

The $55-per-month subscription plan provides unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library, plus more than sixty live TV channels.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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For more information about Hulu with TV’s plans and pricing, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

All three Disney cable channels — Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD — are included with a Hulu subscription. You also get Animal Planet, Boomerang and Cartoon Network.

For more information about Hulu with TV’s channel list, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV is available on a wide range of devices.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung and LG televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

For more information about Hulu with TV’s device support, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

By default, you can only stream to two devices simultaneously. An upgrade lets you use three devices away from home and an unlimited number of devices on your home network.

For more information about Hulu with TV’s simultaneous streaming, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

The standard DVR feature lets you record fifty hours of content. You can raise the limit to two hundred hours — and unlock fast-forwarding through commercials — for another monthly fee.

For more information about Hulu with TV’s DVR, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Nickelodeon and other TV channels that are not available through Hulu’s live TV service are available in the Hulu on-demand library. In addition, you get Hulu’s original content plus a limited number of movies in the on-demand library.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library, click here.

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Watch the Disney Channel on Sling TV

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Although Sling TV’s subscription plans are complicated, this is the cheapest way to get the Disney Channel.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

The Disney Channel is available with the Sling Orange plan or with the combo Orange+Blue plan. If your top priority is getting access to the Disney Channel, a Sling Orange subscription will save you a lot of money.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

For more information about Sling TV plans and pricing, click here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling Orange subscribers can add the Kids Extra to get Disney Junior and Disney XD. The $5-per-month upgrade also adds various Nickelodeon channels.

For more information about Sling TV channel list, click here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

More than any other streaming TV service, Sling TV has apps on the widest range of streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Air TV Player, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Facebook Portal and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Also, certain models from LG and Samsung.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One and Oculus.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

For more information about Sling TV device support, click here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

The Sling TV’s Orange plan will only work with one device at a time. If you get the combination Orange+Blue plan, the Disney Channel and other channels exclusive to Sling Orange will only work with one device at a time. Sling Blue channels work with three devices.

For more information about Sling TV simultaneous streaming, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Unfortunately, you only get 10 hours of recording capacity with Sling TV’s plans. You must pay an extra $5 per month to activate the fifty-hour DVR.

For more information about Sling TV DVR, click here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

On-demand content will vary by channel. Sling TV does not have its own on-demand library.

For more information about Sling TV’s on-demand library, click here.

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Watch the Disney Channel on YouTube TV

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Support for local TV stations is YouTube TV’s biggest strength. You’re more likely to get the four major broadcast network’s live stream with YouTube TV than with any other service.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

The $50 monthly subscription includes more than seventy channels. Another dozen premium channels are available on an à-la-carte basis.

For more information about YouTube TV’s plans and pricing, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are all part of YouTube’s offering. You also get Animal Planet and Cartoon Network.

For more information about YouTube TV’s channel listing, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

YouTube TV has apps on all of the major streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from HiSense, LG, Samsung and Sharp as well as televisions based on Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

For more information about YouTube TV’s device support, click here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

You can only stream to three devices at the same time. Unfortunately for families, YouTube TV does not offer an upgrade.

For more information about YouTube TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV’s DVR feature, on the other hand, is very family friendly. You can create six profiles so everyone in the house can have their own DVR library. There’s no limit on the number of shows you can record and they won’t be deleted for nine months.

For more information about YouTube TV’s DVR, click here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

The individual channels provide their own on-demand content. If you subscribe to YouTube Premium, you can watch all of the user-generated YouTube content through the YouTube TV app.

For more information about YouTube TV’s on-demand library, click here.

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Watch the Disney Channel on AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now
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Unless you have a better reason than the Disney Channel, subscribing to AT&T TV Now may not be the best idea. When AT&T turned DirecTV Now to AT&T TV Now, the streaming service became among the most expensive in the industry. However, its mix of TV channels and local network channels may make it the right choice for you.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

The least expensive AT&T TV Now subscription plan costs more and delivers less than most of its competitors’ offerings. There are another four plans that are even more expensive.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
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Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
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*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s plans and pricing, click here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

The Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are part of every subscription plan. AT&T TV Now also includes various Nickelodeon channels, but availability varies by channel.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s channel listing, click here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

AT&T TV Now has broad-based support for many streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung and Amazon Fire TV televisions.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: AT&T TV Now only streams to Chrome and Safari browsers. With Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can only manage your settings.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s device support, click here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

You can only stream to two devices at the same time. Adding a third device will cost you an extra $5 per month.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s simultaneous streaming, click here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

This is AT&T TV Now’s weakest feature since you only get twenty hours of recording capacity. You can’t upgrade it either.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s DVR, click here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

AT&T TV Now does not have any on-demand content beyond that provided by the TV channels.

For more information about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library, click here.

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How to Watch the Disney Channel on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch the Disney Channel on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVYouTube TV, AT&T TV Now or Disney Now.

How to Watch the Disney Channel on Roku

You can watch the Disney Channel on Roku with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVYouTube TV or Disney Now.

How to Watch the Disney Channel on Apple TV

You can watch the Disney Channel on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TVYouTube TV, AT&T TV Now or Disney Now.

Watch the Disney Channel on Disney Now

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As long as you have a participating TV provider, you can use the Disney Now app to watch all of the Disney Channel’s content. This is not the same thing as Disney+, the company’s new on-demand streaming service. Content that airs on Disney’s cable channels appears here first and will appear on Disney+ some time later. Also, Disney Now is free as long as you have a subscription TV service.

Disney Now Pricing and Packages

The following streaming services are part of the Disney Now program: Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now and YouTube TV. Subscribers to Sling TV cannot use Disney Now.

Disney Now Channels

Content from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD are available through Disney Now.

Disney Now Supported Devices

Disney Now’s app support covers the biggest streaming platforms but isn’t as varied as a traditional streaming service.

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

Disney Now Simultaneous Streams

Disney does not limit the number of devices you can use

Disney Now On-Demand Library

In addition to content from the various Disney cable channels, you get access to animated content from the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. Pokémon and other kid-friendly anime are also available.

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.