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How to download the Disney Plus app on Android and iPhone

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Take the Disney Plus magic on-the-go with you with the help of the Disney Plus app, now loaded with over 8,000 titles right in your pocket. Launching alongside the House of Mouse streaming service itself in November 2019, the Disney Plus app had been downloaded more 125 million times in 2021.

Follow our guide below where we explain how to download Disney Plus to compatible Android and iOS devices. This includes installation on all tech including - but not limited to - tablets, smartphones, and the iPod Touch. It’s easy to do, and means you could watch the latest Disney Plus releases, including Encanto and The Book of Boba Fett, on your crowded commute, or stream any MCU movie directly to your mobile.

Does Disney Plus have an app?

Indeed it does! You can download Disney Plus to your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, but you’ll need to have iOS 14 or later installed (for the latter, iPadOS 14.0). 

Most Android smartphones and tablets are also compatible with the Disney Plus app, but require at least the Android 5.0 (lollipop) operating system for it to work, or Fire OS 5.0 if you’re using an Android Fire or Fire Kids tablet.

The app is downloaded in a matter of minutes, and has an interface that’s both intuitive to use and sleekly designed. 

As well as giving you the flexibility to stream on the go in HD quality (or Ultra 4K HD with select titles), you can download an unlimited amount of TV shows and films on up to 10 devices and watch them offline. That means enjoying your favorites from anywhere, without demolishing your mobile data.

How do I download the Disney Plus app?

If you’ve got an iOS device, follow the below instructions to download Disney Plus:

-          Open the App Store

-          Type “Disney+” into the search tool

-          Scroll to the correct entry (it should be near the top)

-          Click ‘Get’ (it’s free) to start downloading the app.

-          Select the ‘Open’ option once it’s finished downloading.

If you’ve already got an active Disney Plus account, just login using your existing details to begin streaming. If not, you need to complete the additional steps below. But you might want to check our Disney Plus price guide first before subscribing to ensure you’re getting the best deal first. Then:

-          Click ‘Sign Up Now’ (opens in new tab).

-          Pick either a monthly or annual membership plan.

-          Your App Store payment details will be used to process your sub.

-          Login and enjoy!

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Alternatively, if you want to download Disney Plus to an Android device, the process is slightly different:

-          Enter the Google Play store

-          Search for “Disney+”

-          Select the Disney Plus icon and click ‘Install’

-          Wait for the Disney Plus app to download

-          Run it and login with your existing credentials.

As outlined above, if you don’t yet have membership plan you’ll be prompted to pick either the monthly or the annual option (you’ll save roughly 15% with the yearly plan (opens in new tab)). Payment will be taken using your Play Store payment details and your account will be ready to use immediately.

Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett

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What can I watch on the Disney Plus app?

The VOD platform has nearly 1000 films and almost 300 shows, and this treasure trove of content keeps expanding with the regular addition of exclusive new content, like the Tom Hiddleston starring Loki.

The platform packs a lot of prime content, with individual hubs for Walt Disney subsidiaries Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and National Geographic, some of the most lucrative media brands of the 21st century.

Almost everything from the Walt Disney vaults is included, of course: older animated movies like Bambi and The Jungle Book, to recent fan-favorites Moana and Frozen 1 and 2. Then you get the record-breaking films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Captain America, Thor, and Avengers: Endgame among them – with a packed roster of new shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi coming soon.

Pixar brings us the beloved Toy Story franchise, in addition to a plethora of the company’s acclaimed animated movies, such as Inside Out, Up, and the incredible Soul, which was recently awarded the Oscar for Best Animated Film. And if find the thwap, thwap, sizzle of lightsabers electrifying, then you’ve got the entire Star Wars saga to enjoy, from A New Hope to The Last Jedi.

Yet that’s not all! The National Geographic hub delivers awesome spectacle from documentaries charting the natural world, while every season of iconic comedy The Simpsons is available to stream.

There’s plenty to keep you entertained, and many highly anticipated upcoming TV shows and movies to get excited about too.

What other devices can I watch Disney Plus on?

If you don’t have an Android or iOS device, or would rather download the Disney Plus app to another piece of hardware, then the following are also compatible with the VOD streamer:

-          Amazon Fire TVs

-          PS4 and PS5

-          Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

-          Chromecast

-          Roku

-          Apple TV

-          Samsung and LG Smart TVs

-          Windows PCs/Laptops/Tablets (running Chrome or Safari)

-          iMacs and MacBooks (running macOS10 [Sierra] or later)

You can also find more detailed information here on how to download Disney Plus on Roku and Disney Plus on Apple TV.

Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.