Your Guide To Watch All Your Disney Favourites On Android TV

By Pamela Connellan
on 21 June 2020

With the Disney+ streaming service you can now watch everything from Disney Studios – from Star Wars to Marvel to to Pixar and National Geographic. Luckily for die hard Disney fans, the streaming service supports a wide range of platforms including Android TV.

The wide range of platforms for Disney+ includes: streaming via web browsers on PC and Mac, as well as apps on Apple iOS devices and Apple TV, Amazon devices such as Fire TV and Fire HD, Chromecast, Chromebook, Samsung Smart TVs, LG smart TVs, Roku devices, Sky Q, Now TV devices, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows 10.

But if you’re an Android TV fan, it’s good to know you’re fine to stream Disney+. The only requirements for streaming Disney+ are you’ll need Android 5.0 or newer and access to the Google Play Store.

On Disney+ you can stream everything from Star Wars to Marvel to Pixar to National Geographic.

The Disney+ Android App is also supported on various set-top boxes which use Android TV, including NVIDIA SHIELD TV and Mi Box.

To enjoy the best quality Disney+ experience, its recommended you have HDMI cables to support high bandwidth digital content. External displays should support HDCP 2.2 for 4K Ultra HD and HDR content. Older audio and video components can have an impact on quality or may not work at all.

Disney+ recommends a high-speed internet connection of at least 5Mbps for HD and 25Mbps for 4K streaming. Your Android TV or box should support 4K playback for you to watch Disney+ content in 4K. If you use a monitor instead of a TV, you’ll need to check it’s 4K enabled.

Here’s a video on how to use an EKO Android TV.

Which major brands offer Android TVs?

Quite a few major brands offer an Android TV model including EKO, Sharp AQUOS, Blaupunkt, TCL, LG WebOS Smart TVs with WebOS 3.0, Samsung Tizen Smart TVs, Sonique and Sony Bravia.

Roku TV – including Hisense, Hitachi, JVC, Philips, Sanyo and Sharp models – is also supported.

Why does Disney+ look good on Android TV?

The Lion King comes up superbly on the EKO Android TV.
This is a photo of a shot from the movie, The Lion King,
playing on an EKO Android TV in 4K Ultra HD.

Using Android TV is so simple with hundreds of Apps like Disney+ available via the Google Play Store. If you’re watching a movie like the latest version of The Lion King you’ll notice the visuals are pretty much amazing. Sure, this movie’s a photorealistic, computer animated remake of the 1994 version and it includes an incredible amount of detail in its visuals but an Android TV will do justice to these visuals – in full 4K Ultra HD.

What do you pay for Disney+ in Australia?

In Australia, the price for Disney+ is AU$8.99 per month. Or, if you pay for an Annual Plan it works out at AU$7.50 per month.

Disney+ supports unlimited downloads on four simultaneous devices all at 4k streaming and you can have up to seven profiles.

If you want to check out what’s on Disney+ visit here.

What does your subscription include?

The first year of your subscription to Disney+ will include 25 new original series, 10+ movies, 7,500 past episodes, 100 recent movies and 400 library titles including the entire Disney Vault.

As well, Disney+ features a seventh season of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and an untitled spin-off series with Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi from the prequel trilogy.

Star Wars The Mandalorian
Disney+ includes the Star Wars spin-off series, The Mandalorian.

Disney Studios announced six original shows and movies which were available when it launched back in November last year, including the $100 million 8-episode Star Wars spin-off, The Mandalorian, directed by Jon Favreau.

In 2020, Disney+ will have more than 6,500 television episodes and over 600 film titles which will include the most recent theatrical film releases such as Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel and The Lion King.

Disney+ has also announced plans to premiere a number of new, original series on the service.

How do you watch Disney+ on Android TV?

First, you need an active subscription to Disney+. Once you’ve done this, all you have to do is go to your Android TV and locate the Google Play Store and open this app. Then use the search button/bar at the top of the screen to search for Disney+.

There, you should see the Disney+ app among the search results. Once you see this, open the app’s overview. Then, download the Disney+ on your Android TV by using the ‘Install’ button. The application will be downloaded and installed.

Finally, return to your Android TV’s Home Screen and locate the Disney+ icon. Then, open the application and use your credentials to log-in. Then you’re ready to play any movies and TV shows from within the application.

If you want to check out what’s on Disney+ visit here.

If you need any more information about TVs and devices that use Android TV, take a look at the Android TV site here.

And an alternative to consider to Disney+ is the new Binge service from Foxtel that we reviewed recently.

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