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The Android TV platform might not be very popular, but If you have a smart TV with the Android operating system, you can definitely watch Disney Plus on it. The streaming service is also supported on set-top boxes that use Android TV, including Nvidia Shield TV and Mi Box.
Before you start watching Disney Plus on an Android TV device, you will need to subscribe to the service if you haven’t already. A Disney Plus subscription in the US costs $6.99 per month and $69.99 per year. Hit the button below to subscribe.
Disney Plus plans vary in every country that has the service. You can head to our detailed guide to check pricing in your country.
How to watch Disney Plus on Android TV?
When you’re done subscribing, you will need to download the Disney Plus Android app from the Google Play Store on your Android TV or box.
In India, Disney Plus and Hotstar are available as a single offering, so you’ll have to download the Disney Plus Hotstar app on your Android TV device.
Disney Plus recommends a high-speed internet connection of at least 5Mbps for HD and 25Mbps for 4K streaming. Remember, your Android TV or box should support 4K playback for you to watch Disney Plus content in 4K. If you use a monitor instead of a TV, you will need one that’s 4K enabled.
Your device will also need to be running Android Lollipop or a later version to be able to run the Disney Plus app.
It’s recommended that the HDMI cables you use to connect your Android TV box to a display should support high-bandwidth digital content.
For 4K and HDR content, external displays should support HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). This is the latest copy protection standard designed to secure content going from a source, such as an Android TV box, to a display. It ensures you can’t take the output from a particular source and hook it up to some kind of a digital recorder.
Disney Plus warns that older audio and video components can impact the quality of videos and prevent playback entirely.
Now that you know how to run Disney Plus on your Android TV device, you can check out the links below for recommendations on what to stream on the platform.