Does Disney Plus work on Vizio TVs?

You need more than a remote for Disney+ here
You need more than a remote for Disney+ here (Image credit: Android Central)

Best answer: Yes, if you have a Vizio SmartCast TV you can download the app directly to your TV. Alternatively, you can also Chromecast directly to your Vizio SmartCast TV.

  • A galaxy of videos: Disney+ (From $7/mo at Disney+)
  • Push it: Chromecast ($35 at Amazon)

Ways to watch on a non-SmartCast Vizio TV

Disney Plus (Disney+) launched in the U.S. on Nov. 12, 2019, and is now available on nearly all any platform you could want. Though an app wasn't available initially for Vizio's SmartCast TVs at launch, Vizio has since gotten a native app for Disney+. The other option is since SmartCast televisions have Google's Chromecast built directly into it, making it simple to watch your Disney+ shows.

However, if you don't have a SmartCast-enabled Vizio TV, all it not lost. You can still get all the incredible Disney+ content onto your television with a simple piece of extra hardware like a Chromecast or Android TV box. These will let you cast the shows right to your Vizio TV with no problems.

Here are all the ways you can watch Disney+ at launch:

  • 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, you guessed it, Disney, that finally answers fans cry for a place to finds all their favorite shows from Disney. While there is a pretty significant catalog, absolutely everything Disney in its castle walls for us.

Disney launched with hundreds of movies and TV series ranging from decades-old classics to recent releases like Frozen II. There are over 500 movies and 7,500 episodes of TV available to stream through Disney+.

When people think of Disney, they think of shows and movies with Mickey and Goofy, but it 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 the Mandalorian, She-Hulk, Lizzie McGuire, Hawkeye, and more.

Through the Disney+ app available on the Vizio SmartCast TV app store or using the built-in Chromecast feature watching the best Disney+ shows couldn't be easier on your SmartCast TV. The same can be said for your Vizio TV that isn't SmartCast enabled — you'll only need to get something like a Chromecast dongle to plug into the set, allowing you to stream to it.

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. The plans are 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
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.