Can you watch Disney Plus on Roku?

Disney+ channel on Roku
Disney+ channel on Roku (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

Best Answer: Yes, you can watch Disney Plus (Disney+) on your Roku streaming devices as well as a Roku TV. However, you'll need a newer Roku device with updated software in order to get Disney+, and some specific models are not compatible.

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So Disney+ works on both Roku streaming devices and Roku TV?

Yes, that's correct. As long as you're using a newer Roku device with up-to-date software, then you should be able to get Disney+ on it. This includes:

  • All Roku TVs
  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • 4K Roku Streaming Stick+
  • 4K Roku Ultra LT
  • 4K Roku Ultra
  • Roku Premiere and Premiere+
  • Roku Express and Express+
  • Most numbered Roku devices

The following models are not compatible with Disney+:

  • 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

How to fix connection and playback issues while watching

Like other streaming services, you're bound to run into some issues with Disney+ when it comes to connection, playback, and server issues when everyone is trying to stream Frozen 2 at the same time. Don't worry, these issues are only temporary and all have pretty easy fixes if you know how to troubleshoot. It usually involves stuff like restarting devices, quitting the app and trying again, making sure you have a good internet speed, and so on. Be sure to read up on your specific issue before trying anything serious though.

What is Disney+?

Disney+ is the streaming service where you'll find most Disney family-friendly content exclusively, with access to hundreds of films and thousands of TV episodes from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Fox, and National Geographic, and of course Disney.

On top of the existing Disney titles, there will be new exclusive movies and television shows, especially for the Marvel and Star Wars universes. With Marvel, there is the upcoming Loki and WandaVision series. Star Wars has The Mandalorian, which launched with the service.

How much does Disney+ cost?

Disney+ will start at a mere $7 a month, or $70 annually. There is also a bundle deal available, where you can get Disney+, ESPN, and Hulu (with ads) for just $13 a month.

When is Disney+ available?

Disney+ launched on Nov. 12, 2019 in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands and on Nov. 19 in Australia and New Zealand. The plans is for the service to be available globally, it's just taking some time for the rollout to get moving. As of right now this is the tentative schedule:

  • March 24, 2020: UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland
  • March 29, 2020: India
  • First half of 2020: Other western European countries
  • First half of 2021: Eastern European countries
  • Throughout 2020-2021: Asia-Pacific countries
  • First half of 2020: Latin America
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