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Can you use Roku to watch Disney Plus?

If you have a Roku box, streaming stick, or smart TV, you can go all-in on Disney Plus.
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Published onJune 5, 2023

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Disney Plus is probably one of the best streaming services out there. The platform has grown tremendously since its launch and is available across a variety of devices and regions. If you’re wondering if you can watch Disney Plus on Roku TV or streaming player, you’ve come to the right place.

QUICK ANSWER

Yes, you can watch Disney Plus on Roku devices. Additionally, the service also supports streaming in up to 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos audio for Roku, depending on the device you have. You will need compatible displays and speakers to experience 4K pictures and Dolby Atmos audio while watching Disney Plus content.


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Requirements for the best Disney Plus experience on Roku

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First and foremost, if you haven’t subscribed to Disney Plus, you’ll need to purchase a membership in order to start viewing content on the service.

A monthly Disney Plus membership in the US costs $7.99 per month for the ad-supported basic plan. Sadly, though, Disney and Roku had some disagreement over the terms of contract, so the ad-supported Disney Plus plans are not available on Roku devices. You will have to upgrade to the Premium subscription with no ads for $10.99 a month or $109.99 yearly.

However, you can also subscribe to a Disney Bundle to access more streaming services. You can get Disney Plus and Hulu with the Duo Basic plan, for example, which costs $9.99 monthly with ads. There’s also the Trio Basic subscription, which is ad-supported and throws in ESPN Plus, as well. Again, those won’t work on Roku. You will have to get all three services with no ads to stream content on Roku. The Trio Premium bundle costs $19.99 a month and removes ads.

Disney Plus recommends a high-speed internet connection for the best streaming experience. You’ll need at least 5Mbps speed for HD streaming and 25Mbps for 4K streaming.

Moreover, you’ll also need top-quality components like high-bandwidth HDMI cables and HDCP 2.2-enabled external displays (for 4K streaming) to watch Disney Plus.

Supported Roku devices

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Here’s a list of all the Roku devices that currently support Disney Plus. We will add to this list as and when Disney Plus announces support for more Roku devices.

  • Roku Premiere
  • Roku Premiere Plus
  • Roku Ultra
  • Roku Ultra LT
  • Roku Smart Speaker
  • Roku TV
  • Roku TV 2K
  • Roku TV 4K
  • Roku TV 8K

Which Roku TV models support Disney Plus?

Disney Plus is available on a wide variety of Roku TV models. You can add Disney Plus to your Roku TV from the online Roku channel store, or you’ll find it in the “Movies & TV” category of the “Streaming Channels” option on the Roku home screen.

Below are some of the Roku TV brands that support the streaming service.

  • Element
  • Hisense
  • Hitachi
  • JVC
  • Magnavox
  • Philips
  • RCA
  • Sanyo
  • Sharp
  • TCL
  • Westinghouse

What to watch on Disney Plus

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Are you ready for some Disney Plus fun? We have some lists you should take a look at to find the best content available from the platform. Here are a couple of guides to the best movies on Disney Plus and the best Disney Plus TV shows.

We also have a bunch of more niche lists with the best Disney Plus content. For example, here are some lists of the best reality shows, documentaries, kids movies, family movies, and original content,

FAQs

Yes! Disney Plus is available on Roku devices. Ensure you have a supported device, plan, and internet connection.

Disney Plus recommends at least a 5Mbps connection for HD content, and 25Mbps speeds for 4K content.

Sadly, only the no ads Disney Plus plans work on Roku devices. This is due to a terms of contract disagreement between Roku and Disney.

You will have to get a no-ads plan. This means you must get the Disney Plus Premium plan, which costs $10.99 a month or $109.99 yearly. Additionally, you can opt for the Trio Premium bundle, which costs $19.99 a month. It includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus.

No. Disney decides which Roku devices it supports, and there are many missing from the list. Thankfully, the main ones should have no problem running Disney Plus.