Disney Plus on Roku: how to get it and start watching now

Disney Plus on Roku
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Since hitting the VOD scene in November of 2019, Disney Plus has solidified itself as a streaming service worth paying for. Delivering access to the Disney back catalog including everything from cartoons to Marvel movies, every intergalactic battle from Star Wars, and new original programming like Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It's available on a variety of devices, including Roku, and we have the details on everything you need to start streaming. 

If you want in on a bit of that Disney magic, then there are several devices through which you can access Disney Plus, including Roku’s range of players. Our guide will tell you everything you need to know about accessing Disney Plus on Roku. 

Is Disney Plus on Roku?

Disney Plus has been available through most Roku devices since its launch, including on Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra, and Roku Premiere. However, some older devices do not support Disney Plus.

These are the Roku devices that cannot access Disney Plus:

  • Roku Streaming Stick models 3400X and 3420X
  • Roku LT model 2400X and 2450X
  • Roku 2 HD models 3000X and 3050X
  • Roku 2 XS model 3100X
  • Roku HD model 2500X

To check what kind of Roku device you have, go to its home screen and select Settings > System > About. Here, you’ll see the model number. If it isn’t one of the above model numbers, then Disney Plus should be supported.

How to install Disney Plus on Roku

In just a few easy steps you can set up Disney Plus on Roku. Follow our step-by-step guide below:

  1. First, press the Home button on the Roku remote
  2. Select Streaming Channels to open the Channel Store
  3. Select Search Channels
  4. Begin typing Disney
  5. Once you see Disney in the search results, click on it and select Add Channel
  6. After installation, you can select it on the list of channels on your home screen
  7. If you already have a Disney Plus account, you need to enter your credentials the first time that you open the app
  8. If not, you can set up an account at this stage
  9. Then, it’s simply a case of selecting something to watch and pressing play

Disney Plus on Roku

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What can I watch on Disney Plus with Roku?

Disney Plus comes with an impressive range of content, including many films and TV series made under the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic banners. New content is constantly being added, including series specially made for Star on Disney Plus - bringing more mature content to UK, Australian and Canadian viewers.

If you want to catch up on the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’ll need to watch WandaVision alongside other originals including Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk. If you want a reminder of their characters’ backstories, all the Avengers films are available too - watch the Marvel movies in order and have yourself a marathon.

Star Wars fans should go straight for The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Knobi.

Books fans will be happy to see a new adaptation of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which premiered in December of 2023. 

There was a time when theaters were closed, with Walt Disney Studios allowing subscribers to watch brand new feature films through Disney Plus Premier Access for an additional fee. This has since come to an end.

What other streaming services are available on Roku?

If Disney Plus isn’t enough for you, you might want to look at the other streaming services available, including:

What other devices can I watch Disney Plus on?

If you don’t have a Roku device but want to watch Disney Plus, there are other devices that you can access it on, including Disney Plus on Chromecast. Disney Plus on Apple TV is also available, as well as other media streamers like Fire TV Stick. 

Disney Plus viewers will be able to turn their TV into a Smart TV with the help of any compatible gaming consoles. You can watch Disney Plus on PS4, as well as the latest console from PlayStation, the PS5. For Xbox gamers, download Disney Plus to your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Xbox Series S.

For iOS and Android users, the Disney Plus app is available in your App Store/Google Play Store, as well as being able to download Disney Plus to most Smart TVs.

Kieron Moore

Kieron Moore is a freelance writer based in Manchester, England. He contributes to Future sites including TechRadar and Creative Bloq, focusing on subjects including creative software, video editing, and streaming services. This work draws on his experience as an independent filmmaker and an independent TV watcher.

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