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How to watch Disney Plus on your Xbox

Your Xbox console can access Disney Plus, and most can even handle 4K streaming.
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May 16, 2022

The Magic Kingdom’s content is available on many platforms other than your smartphone. If you want to stream Disney Plus on the big screen and all you have is an Xbox connected to a monitor or a TV, you need not worry. Here’s how to watch Disney Plus on the latest Xbox consoles.

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QUICK ANSWER

To watch Disney Plus on your Xbox console, you'll need to subscribe to Disney Plus and download the free app from the Microsoft Store on your Xbox. After that, simply sign in to start streaming.


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Requirements for watching Disney Plus on Xbox

You’ll be happy to know that Disney Plus is supported on the Xbox One lineup and the new Xbox Series X and Series S consoles. However, before you start watching, you’ll need to subscribe to the platform and become a member.

A Disney Plus membership costs $7.99 per month. You can also opt for the yearly plan that’ll cost you $79.99 for 12 months. Click the button below to subscribe.

To stream Disney Plus, you will need one of Microsoft’s gaming consoles — Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S.

For the best experience, the streaming service recommends having a high-speed internet connection of at least 5Mbps for HD streaming and at least 25Mbps for 4K streaming.

If you want to watch Disney Plus in 4K, you’ll only be able to do so on the Xbox One S, One X, Series X, or Series S. Last generations Xbox One does not support 4K streaming.

In addition, you’ll also need to ensure you’re using high-bandwidth HDMI cables and HDCP 2.2-enabled external displays (for 4K streaming) to watch Disney Plus.

How to watch Disney Plus on Xbox

Disney Plus is available as a free app on the Microsoft Store on your Xbox console. You can set up a new account within the app, but it’s easier to subscribe beforehand to sign in quickly.

Firstly, navigate to the Microsoft Store on your Xbox by pressing the home button on the controller.

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Then head to the Apps section from the left-hand side. You can select Entertainment apps to help narrow your search.

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Find the Disney Plus app and select Get to install it for free.

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Once it’s finished downloading, you can select Subscribe Now to set up a new account or select Log In from the bottom to link your Xbox to your account’s devices.

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You’ll see a unique code to enter your account from a web browser. Once linked, the Disney Plus app will remain in the My games and apps tab on your Xbox. You can now watch Disney Plus whenever you need a break from gaming.

Streaming Disney Plus on other platforms

Check out the links below to watch Disney Plus on any other devices you may own:


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FAQs

Does Xbox have Disney games?

Yes, several Disney video games are available on Xbox consoles, such as Marvel’s Avengers, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Does Xbox one have Disney plus?

Yes, you can watch Disney Plus on your Xbox One. However, you can only stream in 4K on the Xbox One S or One X consoles.

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