If you want to watch Disney movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch in 2020, you may be wondering what options you have. Unfortunately, many streaming services overlook the Switch, even those which support other gaming consoles like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4.
So, in this article, Flixed will take a look at your best option for watching Disney movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch. Let’s get started.
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Disney+ Will Be the Best Option for Watching Disney Movies & TV Shows on Nintendo Switch
Disney+ launched on November 12, 2019, and it’s definitely the best way to watch Disney movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch – or it would be, if the Switch was supported.
Unfortunately, while Disney+ has launched on a huge variety of platforms (more on that later), it does not yet have support for the Nintendo Switch. This is a bit odd, given that Disney+ is being marketed as a family-friendly alternative to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, and the Nintendo Switch is a very popular gaming console for kids.
There is good news, though. Disney has confirmed that Switch support is coming – the app just isn’t available at launch. Currently, there is no release date for Switch support, but we expect that we’ll get more news later in the year, or in early 2020. So, let’s discuss Disney+ and its features in further detail now.
Disney+ content library
The biggest draw of Disney+ is its absolutely enormous library of content. Disney is home to some of the biggest tentpole franchises in the media today, including Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar movies, and TV content from National Geographic, Disney Channel, Fox Entertainment and more.
In total, Disney+ has launched with more than 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of television, making it a serious competitor to Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Over time, this number is sure to grow. Disney is reclaiming its content rights from other streaming services, and is also creating Disney+ originals for the service, such as The Mandalorian, set in the Star Wars universe, Monsters at Work, based on the Monsters Inc. franchise, and WandaVision, which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Let’s take a deeper look at all the different content available on Disney+ now, and give you some details about the TV shows and movies available on this platform.
Once device support is added and you’re able to watch Disney movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch, you’ll be able to enjoy a huge lineup of Disney-owned movies including the following:
- Captain Marvel
- Star Wars Episodes I-VII
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- A Bug’s Life
- Toy Story, Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4
- The Incredibles
- 101 Dalmatians
- Big Hero 6
- The Jungle Book
- The Lion King
Disney+ has an absolutely huge lineup of top TV shows, including all 30 episodes of The Simpsons and The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a new National Geographic show. Here are a few more of the top shows available on Disney+.
- The Simpsons
- Darkwing Duck
- Gravity Falls
- Kim Possible
- Lilo & Stitch: The Series
- Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man
- Tangled: The Series
- Boy Meets World
- Lizzie McGuire
- That’s So Raven
- Wizards of Waverly Place
- Malcolm in the Middle
- The Muppets
We don’t have enough space in this article for a comprehensive breakdown of the top movies and shows available on Disney+ – these are just the highlights. For more information, take a look at this article now.
Disney+ plans and pricing
There are two primary Disney+ pricing tiers you can choose from. You can pay $6.99/month for a month-to-month subscription. Or, if you’d prefer, you can pay $69.99 for a full year of Disney+, which works out to around $5.83/month.
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Disney+ supported devices
Unfortunately, you can’t yet watch Disney movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch with Disney+. However, it does support a lot of other platforms including iOS and Android, web browsers, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
Disney+ simultaneous streams
You can watch Disney+ on up to 4 device at once, which is more generous than Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video. You can also create up to 7 accounts, and add parental controls and content restrictions to each one, making this a great streaming service for families.
How Can I Watch Disney Movies and TV Shows on Nintendo Switch with Disney+?
Once Disney+ adds Nintendo Switch support, it will be easy to watch Disney movies and TV shows on Nintendo Switch. All you’ll have to do is open up the Nintendo eShop and download the Disney+ app, and sign in with your Disney+ account.
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Is Disney Content Going To Disappear From Other Streaming Services?
For now, you can still watch some Disney-owned content that Disney has sold to other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, to name a few. However, we don’t expect this to last.
It’s obvious that Disney+ is meant to compete with these other streaming services. As time goes on and these content rights expire, Disney is going to keep these shows and movies on its own Disney+ streaming service. Eventually, we expect Disney+ to be the only place you’ll be able to watch Disney movies and TV shows.