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How do I get Disney Plus on my smart TV? How to download and set up the app

Whether you've got a Samsung, Philips or LG Smart TV – or no smart TV at all – here is how you can gain access to Disney Plus.

Published: Thursday, 21st April 2022 at 11:49 am

Streaming services were a more-than-welcome relief during long evenings stuck inside - and continue to be a key source of entertainment as the world returns to normal.

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Happily, Disney Plus is on hand to help, and not only do we have a ton of movies and shows already on the service, but many many more have been added with the wealth of Disney Plus Star content making Disney+ one of the best streaming services out there.

2022 got off to a good start with Moon Knight, a refreshing take on the superhero story starring Oscar Isaac, going down as one of the best Disney Plus shows and Ms Marvel following shortly after - with much more from the MCU to come.

From Pixar and Disney, as well as the mind-blowing documentaries of National Geographic and huge franchises like Star Wars, there has never been a better time to sign up if you haven't already to enjoy some of the best movies on Disney Plus.

Yes, the keen-eyed among you will notice that Disney Plus has increased the cost a little since launch - but it's worth noting that you've now got way more content to stream since the addition of Star. If you want a full rundown of what you can watch we have a list of what's on Disney Plus.

The beauty is that most viewers will be able to get all this content directly to their TV by downloading the Disney+ app, which will give you access to the full library.

However, exactly how to download the Disney+ app varies depending on your TV. Everything you need to know to get set up is below and you can head over to our best Disney Plus offers guide if you still need to secure a subscription.

How do I download the Disney Plus app on a Samsung Smart TV?

The easiest way to download the Disney+ app on this TV is through the in-built app screen. It's easily done in a few steps.

  1. Sign up to Disney Plus. You can do this on the Disney Plus website
  2. Make sure your TV is connected to the internet
  3. At the home screen, select the 'apps' icon (normally by scrolling left)
  4. In the search box, enter "Disney+"
  5. Select the Disney+ icon and "add to home" – this will install and download the app
  6. Open the app and log in

The Disney Plus app is available to download on Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 (devices using the Tizen OS).

How do I download the Disney Plus app on a Sony Smart TV?

The Disney Plus app can be downloaded by either the Google Play Store or Sony Select (whichever is available on your TV).

  1. Sign up to Disney Plus
  2. Make sure your TV is connected to the internet
  3. Locate Google Play Store or Sony Select on your home screen
  4. In the search box, type in "Disney+" using your remote
  5. Select the Disney Plus app and press "Install"
  6. Once installed, open up the app via the home screen
  7. Log in using your credentials and enjoy

Like most Smart TVs, Disney Plus is only available on Sony models made from 2016 and after.

How do I download the Disney Plus app on an LG Smart TV?

The best route is through the LG Content Store. A few steps is all you need

  1. Sign up to Disney Plus
  2. Make sure your TV is connected to the internet
  3. On your home screen, select the LG Content Store
  4. In the search box (at the top of the screen) type – you guessed it – "Disney+"
  5. Select the Disney Plus icon and install. This will download the app to your home screen.
  6. Press the Disney Plus icon in the LG Home Launcher
  7. Log in and binge away

Note: Disney Plus only supports LG TVs from 2016 or later with WebOS 3.0 and up.

How do I download the Disney+ app on a Phillips Smart TV?

As most Philips TVs use Android software, you’ll need to download the Disney Plus app via the App Store. It’s easily done.

  1. Sign up to Disney Plus
  2. Make sure your TV is connected to the internet
  3. On your home screen, navigate to the Play Store icon
  4. In the search box type “Disney+”
  5. Select the Disney Plus icon and install. This will download and install the app
  6. Return to your home screen and you should see a Disney Plus icon. Select it
  7. Log in. Enjoy.

How do I download the Disney+ app on a Panasonic Smart TV?

The Disney Plus app was not available to download on Panasonic Smart TVs at launch, but is now supported by models that run Home Screen OS.

The Disney Plus app should automatically appear in your list of apps after pressing the Home button, but if not follow these easy steps:

  1. Sign up to Disney Plus
  2. Make sure your TV is connected to the internet
  3. On your Panasonic TV, select the Apps tab and click on the Google Play store
  4. Type in "Disney+" in the search box
  5. Click install on the Disney Plus icon to download the app to your home screen
  6. Select open on the Disney Plus icon
  7. Log in and stream to your heart's content

How do I download the Disney Plus app on a Sharp Smart TV?

It is possible to download the Disney Plus app on a Sharp Smart TV - but unfortunately only on the Sharp Aquos series as they run the Android TV operating system.

If you do own a Sharp Aquos TV, here's how to download Disney Plus:

  1. Sign up to Disney Plus
  2. Make sure your TV is connected to the internet
  3. Navigate to the Google Play Store on your Sharp Smart TV
  4. Tap the search box and type “Disney+”
  5. Select the Disney Plus icon and click install to start downloading the app
  6. Return to your home screen and you should see a Disney Plus icon. Select it
  7. Log in and start streaming.

How can I download Disney Plus if I don’t have a smart TV?

You can still access Disney Plus with a Fire TV stick. This is a small device that plugs into the back of your set connecting it to the internet. Each stick comes with easy-to-use software that allows you to download different streaming service apps such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix and, of course, Disney Plus.

If you're not sure which to choose, read our Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max review and Roku Streaming Stick 4K review or if you're still not sure see our Roku vs Fire TV Stick comparison page. For a complete guide to all the available streaming devices, see our round-up of the best streaming sticks.

It may also be worth browsing the latest Amazon Fire TV Stick deals as the online giant regularly drops prices on its own devices.

Almost all of these devices come with an app store, which will allow you to search for and download the Disney+ app. You can either create a Disney+ account through the app or – much easier – register on a browser first and then log in.

Find out more about compatible Disney Plus devices.

Searching for a smart TV? Read our best TV to buy guide before you splash your cash. Find something to watch now with our TV Guide.

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