How to use keyboard shortcuts with Disney Plus

Disney+ on Chromebooks is awesome
Disney+ on Chromebooks is awesome (Image credit: Ara Wagoner / Android Central)

When watching Disney Plus (Disney+) on your laptop during that long holiday layover or cross-country flight, you don't have to hassle with the on-screen controls when a crying kid behind you covers up the punchline to your favorite Genie joke. Disney+ has keyboard controls that are available when watching through the Disney+ website (opens in new tab) or when using the Android app on a Chromebook. Memorize these controls because they're going to make your life much easier when you're neglecting your work to watch some Winnie the Pooh.

Disney+ keyboard shortcuts when streaming on DisneyPlus.com

If you've used media apps before, a lot of these will look familiar to you.

  • Spacebar — play/pause
  • Left arrow — rewind 10 seconds
  • Right arrow — fast forward 10 seconds
  • M — mute/unmute
  • F — Enter fullscreen mode
  • Esc — Exit fullscreen mode

These controls work on all supported desktop and laptop computers, including Chromebooks, but if you have a Chromebook, you have two ways to watch Disney+: the Disney+ website and the Disney+ Android app through Google Play. Chromebooks are the only laptops with the ability to download videos for offline playback, and when watching watching via the app on Chromebooks, you can use the first three shortcuts listed above to control your playback.

Keyboard controls currently don't work with the Disney+ Android app on phones and tablets, which is a bit of a bummer, but for devices that come with a keyboard attached, it's nice that you can use the keyboard for quicker commands than tapping to reveal the on-screen controls.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.