How to get Disney plus on Smart TVs

By Bradly Spicer •  Updated: 11/01/20 •  5 min read

Getting Disney+ on your Samsung, Philips, LG and even Bush Smart TVs has never been easier – Here is our guide on getting access to Disney+

How to get Disney Plus on a Smart TV – Disney+ has taken the world by storm and hit amazing profit projections despite Covid and peoples redundancy.

So, if you have taken the Disney+ trial, these wintery days are perfect for having a nice cup of hot cocoa and some of your favourites.

If you get Disney+ at the time of us writing this, you’ll be happy to know Disney Plus is about to debut their first ever Marvel Cinematic Unverise series via Wanda Vision. If you’re into old classic sitcoms and Marvel, it may be perfect for you!

If that doesn’t sell Disney+ to you, I’m sure the range of 100s of Movies from Pixar & Disney will along with almost all National Geographic documentaries.

If you don’t have a Smart TV, fear not! As you can turn your dumb TV into a Smart TV.

Installing Disney+ changes depending on the model of your TV, as such, I’ll do my best to explain how to install the Disney+ app on each brand of Smart TV.

How to download the Disney Plus app on an LG Smart TV

How do I download the Disney+ app on an LG Smart TV? – LG TVs have their own application store called the “LG Content Store”, simply follow these steps to set up Disney+:

Unfortunately, Disney+ only supports LG TVs from 2016 or later which use WebOS 3.0+

If your LG TV is too old, check out the “Watch Disney+ on a non-Smart TV” section of this post.

How to download the Disney plus app on a Samsung Smart TV

How do I download the Disney Plus app on a Samsung Smart TV? – This is probably the easiest TV to install Disney+ on, Samsung has had a while to work with their own appstores as they have with Android Phones.

This is available on any Samsung Smart TV from 2016

You can install the Disney+ app following these steps:

How to download the Disney Plus app on a Sony Smart TV

How do I download the Disney Plus app on a Sony Smart TV? – Much like the Samsung Smart TV, Sony has experience with apps and as such you can use the Google Play Store or the Sony Select (Sony’s own app store).

You can only install Disney+ on Smart TVs from 2016 onwards

You can install the Disney+ app following these steps:

How to download the Disney Plus app on a Philips TV

How do I download the Disney Plus app on a Philips Smart TV? – Philips Smart TVs actually use Android Software and the app store varies with Model. However, most Android devices use the Google Play Store.

How to download the Disney Plus app on a Panasonic Smart TV

How do I download the Disney Plus app on a Panasonic Smart TV? – Unfortunately, this isn’t possible this is due to Panasonic currently not providing support for it.

This isn’t a problem though, as you can set this up with a Smart Streaming Stick like the Amazon Fire Stick.

Panasonic recognises the importance of supporting popular video on demand services and we are continuously working to provide native support on our televisions where possible.

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Disney Plus Not Working

If you already have the Disney Plus app downloaded but it’s not working, you can try power cycling your device and checking your internet connection.

If that doesn’t work, we have several device specific guides regarding how to make Disney Plus work on your Samsung TV, Amazon Firestick, and Vizio TV.

Can I watch Disney+ if I don’t have a Smart TV?

Yes, it’s still possible to watch Disney+ on a standard TV, this does, however, require you to convert your Dumb TV into a Smart TV fire a streaming stick.

These Streaming sticks allow you to stream not just Disney+ but Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, Hulu and YouTube.

Read more about the best Smart TV Sticks.

We recommend going for the Amazon Firestick or Roku Stick.

Bradly Spicer

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