After a long wait since its launch in the US, the Disney+ streaming service has gone live today in the UK, offering up a vast amount of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and Fox films and TV shows. Whether it’s Moana, The Incredibles, Thor Ragnarok or The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda you’re after, it’s got you covered. There’s an awful lot of stuff here that will keep housebound children occupied during the increasingly stringent lockdown of the country.
But how are you going to watch it? It’s available across a ton of platforms, with apps for many smart TVs, media sticks, and both iOS and Android happily supported, but there’s also some new apps for your games consoles. If you want to stream on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, we’ve got some links for you.
- Get the PS4 Disney+ app on the PlayStation Store
- Get the Xbox One Disney+ app on the Microsoft Store
There’s no app for Nintendo Switch at this time, but who knows what the future will hold?
There is also a Disney+ app for Android TV (including Sony Bravia), LG WebOS TVs, Roku TV, and Samsung Tizen TV. Alternatively, you can connect streaming devices including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV. Or just use a web browser and watch on your computer. Head to Disney’s support pages for details on compatibility.
The service is available for £5.99 per month or £59.,99
One thing to note, is that the quality of the streams will likely be lower than you’d expect. This is due to the increased pressure on internet bandwidth across Europe as more people stay at home. Disney have added the following note:
In light of the concerns expressed by government officials regarding the use of broadband services in this challenging time, we have instituted measures to lower bandwidth utilization, and in some circumstances streaming content in HD and UHD formats will be limited or unavailable. Thank you for your patience and understanding.