Does Disney Plus work on Sony TVs?

Disney+ on Android TV
Disney+ on Android TV (Image credit: Chris Wedel/Android Central)

Best answer: Yes, if you have a Sony smart TV with Android TV, then you can watch the Disney Plus (Disney+) app there. If not, you'll need an additional piece of hardware like an Android TV box or a Chromecast.

  • Super streaming service: Disney+ (From $7/mo at Disney+)
  • Push it: Chromecast ($35 at Amazon)

Catching the mouse

Disney+ is available on a variety of platforms and devices, including Sony smart TVs, specifically ones that use Android TV. Disney made a Disney+ app designed for Android TV set-top boxes as well as for televisions with it built-in. This means that you can watch your favorite Disney shows directly through your Sony Android TV without any extra hardware to plug in.

However, if you don't have an Android TV-enabled Sony TV, do not fret — there's still a way to watch. You can get all the incredible Disney+ content onto your television with a simple piece of extra hardware like a Chromecast or Android TV box that plugs right into your Sony TV. These will let you watch the shows right on your TV with no problems.

Getting a Chromecast is the cheapest and most accessible way to add Disney+ capabilities to your non-Smart TV. Just plug it in, load up the app on your phone, and hit the cast button in the top right corner. You can also cast directly through your web browser.

Ways to watch on a non-smart Sony TV

While watching Disney+ on a Sony TV without Android TV will require extra hardware, it's a relatively straight forward process. Aside from the previously mentioned Chromecast and Android TV set-top box, there are quite a few other options for watching the best Disney has to offer.

  • Android Mobile Devices
  • Android TV
  • Chromecast
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Apple TV
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • Desktop web browsers (plugins are unknown)
  • Android TV-based Sony TVs
  • Roku streaming players
  • Roku TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • LG smart TVs (2016 or newer)
  • Samsung Tizen smart TVs (2016 or newer)

What is Disney+?

Disney+ is a streaming service from the "House of Mouse" that is finally letting fans into the castle to watch favorite TV shows and movies in one place. Disney+ has hundreds of movies and TV shows ranging from decades-old classics like 101 Dalmations to recent releases like the live-action Dumbo. There are about 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of TV shows available to stream through Disney+ that is constantly growing.

Most of the time, when people think of Disney, they think of Mickey and Goofy, or Woody and Buzz. However, the service also has content from Marvel, Star Wars, 20th Century Fox, and National Geographic. Disney also plans to offer original movies and television series that will be specific to Disney+ like She-Hulk, Lizzie McGuire, Hawkeye, and more. Even at launch there were original series available like The Mandalorian.

When is it available in my country?

Disney+ launched on Nov. 12, 2019 in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands and on Nov. 19 in Australia and New Zealand. 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
Chris Wedel
Smart Home Writer
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.