This detailed guide delves into the ABCs of installing Disney Plus on Firestick, its salient features, availability, pricing, supported devices, and available streaming content. At the end, we briefly discuss what you can do if the app isn’t functioning properly. The installation guide mentioned here also work for Fire TV Cube and Firestick 4k.
So without any further ado, let’s talk about Disney+ on Firestick.
Disney Plus on Firestick
Disney+ is an on-demand (not free!) competitor to video streaming service launched back in November 2019. Since then, it has become the top downloaded streaming platform on the Amazon Store. This speaks volumes about its popularity. Owned by Walt Disney Studios, Disney plus focuses on family-friendly entertainment, pulling content from the various Disney production studios.
Today – after less than a year – Disney Plus rivals streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Apple TV. As of May 4, 2020 (May the Fourth be with you!), the streaming platform had an impressive count of 54.4 million subscribers. Even Disney itself never predicted such a lightning-fast growth. Their initial estimates pointed to 60+ million subscribers in five years. Instead, in less than a year, it has already reached that figure. Who knows where it will go from here!
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Disney Plus on Firestick is a natural pairing, as both platforms are fully compatible. In fact, the app now comes preloaded when you purchase a new Firestick device.
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What Can You Watch on Disney Plus?
Disney Plus on Firestick lets you watch a vast array of family-friendly programming. You get access to years, even decades, of classic Disney content. Then there are Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, TV shows, and one-shots, joined by the Star Wars Universe movies. When Disney bought Fox last year, as icing on the cake, it got access to a huge library of Fox content. Which means that you can now stream all 30 seasons of The Simpsons on Disney+.
Disney + also features many exciting originals. The most popular (so far) being The Mandalorian set in the Star Wars Universe. In addition, the service also includes content from the National Geographic and Disney Pixar. Overall, the content of Disney Plus on Firestick is an exciting mix of classics, documentaries, recent cinema blockbusters, and original programming (both movies and TV shows). So the streaming platform isn’t just for kids. It has something for everyone.
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What Devices Can Stream Disney+
From smartphones to computers, Smart TVs, tablets, and streaming media boxes, Disney plus users enjoy wide range device support. Thanks to Disney’s multiple global distribution agreements with tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Amazon, Roku, LG, and Samsung, it is available on almost every other device. This includes:
- Apple’s Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iOS devices
- Roku TV, sticks, and boxes
- Android Smart TVs, Android Phones and other Android devices
- Chromecast streamers
- All Amazon Fire TV devices
- Samsung and LG Smart TVs
- Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Disney+ Features, Availability, and Pricing
Disney+ lets you enjoy the following features and benefits:
- 4k Ultra High Definition movies, TV shows, documentaries, and other content
- Access to years of Disney’s family-friendly content and originals
- Up to 4 connections simultaneously
- Up to seven user profiles
- Dolby Vision and HDR 10 support
- Dolby Atmos immersive sound
- Unlimited downloadable content for offline viewing
- Supports closed captioning, descriptive audio, and navigation assistance for users with special needs
- Absolutely no ads before or during the programs
The service was initially released only in limited geographies (USA, Canada, and the Netherlands). Later it expanded to Australia, India (via Hotstar), New Zealand, UK, Puerto Rico, and some European countries. Further plans to extend the service to Latin American and other European countries came to a halt due to the changing COVID-19 situation.
When it comes to the subscription fee, Disney Plus is offering very affordable and market competitive rates. It costs you $6.99 every month in the United States. You can also select the yearly plan that costs $69.99. It saves you around $14 a year. Not bad!
In Canada and Australia, it is $8.99 per month and $89.99 per year. Similarly, in India, the Disney+ Hotstar VIP plan is rounded out at Rs 399 per year, while the Premium costs you Rs 1,499 annually.
How to Install Disney+ on Firestick.
Usually, the Disney Plus app comes preloaded on Amazon Devices. However, if your Amazon device came without the app or if the preloaded application is not functioning properly, you can uninstall and re-install the service right from Amazon Store. These are the steps to get Disney Plus on Firestick:
Step 1: Go to the Firestick Home screen and choose the Search option (magnifying glass icon) in the top left corner of the screen.
Step 2: Type in Disney Plus (don’t type Disney+). In the search suggestions, find and select Disney Plus.
Step 3: If needed, scroll down the page and highlight the Apps & Games section. Tap the Disney+ thumbnail.
Step 4: Click on the Get: Free to Download option and wait for the application to install on your device. It shouldn’t take more than a minute depending on your internet connection!
Step 5: After the application has been installed, click Open to play Disney Plus on Firestick. You can also utilize the voice command function to open the app without any problem.
Step 6 (optional): You can move the Disney Plus app to the front of your apps if you want. Hover over the Disney Plus on Firestick app icon, press the options button (the one with three horizontal lines) on your Firestick remote, and then press Move. Drag it to the front.
That’s it, the Disney Plus app will be right at the top of your screen when you turn on the device next time.
Before you can enjoy streaming your favorite content, though, there’s one small detour. You need to sign in. Don’t worry! It’s a one time thing. Here’s how you can do it easily.
How to Sign In to Disney Plus on Firestick
The following step by step guide walks you through the sign-up process. It’s very straightforward!
Step 1: Launch your Disney Plus on Firestick app and select the blue Start Free Trial option. If you already have an account, go for a login.
Step 2: Disney Plus on Firestick will prompt you to enter your email address. Click Continue once you have entered the email.
Step 3: Next, you will be prompted to create a password. Click to continue after choosing a password.
Step 4: The app will send you a confirmation email with more information about your login. Here, you can start your 7-day free trial by opting for either a monthly or yearly plan. No worries, you can cancel the plan before purchasing if you don’t like the service.
Congratulations! You’re now all set to stream with Disney Plus on Firestick.
What if Disney Plus on Firestick is Not Working?
If Disney+ isn’t working properly on your Firestick, you can try a few things.
In most Disney Plus not working cases, the likely culprit is a slow internet connection. For uninterrupted streams, you need to have a fast internet connection. Even the lowest resolution requires a 5 Mbps connection. And if you are streaming 4k content, you need at least 15Mbps. However, if your internet connection meets these requirements, and the device is still not getting these speeds, you should:
1. Restart your internet router, unplug your Firestick device from the power socket, wait for at least 30 seconds, plug it back in, and turn on.
This will clear the cache and restart your internet connection settings so that you can get the best possible speed.
2. If restarting your internet does nothing, it could be due to a congested network or downloads on other devices. For instance, if your sibling is playing an online game, downloading an update on stream, playing any gaming console, or someone else in the house is streaming a movie on their smartphone, it may not leave enough speed “juice” for your device to function properly. Turn off all the other devices (if possible) and see whether that helps.
3. If the problem persists, maybe there was some problem with the app installation. In this case, you need to re-install the app. To do that, first, uninstall the Disney Plus on Firestick application. Afterward, unplug your modem and the Firestick device for at least 30 seconds, and plug both back in and restart. Once the internet connection is back up, download the Disney+ app again, and log in.
4. Still can’t resolve the problem? There are lots of things you can do to improve the WiFi connection to your Firestick. If you want some more help read our Firestick WiFi not working article for a detailed walkthrough!
Disney Plus on Firestick works great. There are no stream restrictions, no download limits, or any other legal complications. Thankfully, both Amazon and Disney came to terms, resolved their differences, and brokered a deal that benefits everyone unlike the ongoing debacle between Amazon and HBO Max.
Now millions of Amazon Fire users can enjoy this exciting streaming platform. We hope our step by step guide comes in handy, and this write-up was helpful. That’s all for now! We will keep updating this article with the latest information. So watch this space and let us know your thoughts in the usual place.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy watching Disney Plus on Firestick!