How to Add Disney Plus to Your Amazon Fire Stick
Though Disney found itself tied to several contracts with other companies, most notably Netflix, they’ve finally collected enough of their material back from rival streaming services to create a massive Disney+ library. You’ve probably heard a lot about Disney Plus over the last few months, whether it’s their ever-expanding list of originals or their massive back catalog of classic Disney content. For fans of Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar, ESPN, and Disney itself, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy what Disney+ has to offer.
Of course, to stream an epic show like The Mandalorian, you’ll want to have Disney Plus set up on the biggest screen possible. With that in mind, here’s how to watch your favorite Disney animated features and brand-new originals on your Fire Stick.
Get Started By Signing Up for Disney+
Before you start streaming your favorite Disney movies and shows, you’ll need to sign up for a Disney+ account. Get your favorite classics, new movies, TV shows, and sports for one low price, or save by bundling Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus in one package! If you opt for the multipack option and already have a Hulu or ESPN subscription, Disney adjusts the monthly payment to reflect your “already-subscribed” status. In other words, you’ll still have your Hulu or ESPN payment, plus the difference of the total package price going to Disney Plus.
A Disney-Amazon Rivalry
You might have heard talk of a disagreement between Disney and Amazon in the past, in which the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon’s Fire TV OS would not receive Disney Plus at launch. This situation spawned from the lack of a deal between the two companies that would see Disney Plus arrive on the Amazon Appstore. The conflict stemmed from advertising space: Amazon wanted to sell ad space on top of the Disney apps—which also included ESPN Plus—while Disney didn’t want to relinquish the space to Amazon.
It’s unclear what came of the negotiations between the two companies, but it doesn’t matter for the end-user. All that matters is, yes, your Amazon Fire TV (in addition to your Roku, PS4, and plenty of other devices) do support Disney Plus.
How Can I Add Disney Plus to My Amazon Fire TV?
- To install Disney Plus on your Amazon Fire TV, from the Home screen, go to Apps.
- Next, search for “Disney Plus” using Alexa, or look under Entertainment and click on it.
- Download it and sign-up or sign-in.
Installing Disney+ to Your Firestick Remotely
- Head over to Amazon’s Appstore here to install the Disney+ app on your device remotely.
- Once you’ve installed the app, follow the prompts to either signup or sign in to your account to begin streaming.
Will Disney Plus Be on My TV with Fire OS Built-In?
We’ve seen televisions with Fire OS included become rapidly popular over the last few years. Not only does it negate the need to fill an HDMI port with your Fire Stick, but you can also control Fire OS right from the same remote you use with your television.
Of course, since a TV with Fire OS built-in isn’t the same as using a Fire TV Stick or a Fire TV Cube, there’s always the chance that Disney+ won’t work well on your device. Thankfully, your concerns are unfounded: just like how Fire Stick users will be able to find the Disney Plus app right in the Appstore, Fire TV users will also find that the app is just a search away.
How Much Does Disney Plus Cost?
Disney Plus currently costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Unlike Netflix or Hulu, Disney+ doesn’t offer a tiered streaming platform. For $6.99 per month, everyone gets the same features and streams as every other user. Of course, Disney still says the service “starts at” $6.99, and presumably, that’s because the price will likely rise over time. Consumers are no stranger to price hikes.
For more details on how much Disney Plus costs, plus how you can save money on your subscription with a bundle or an annual payment, check out this full guide to Disney Plus pricing.
What Other Devices Work With Disney Plus?
Depending on how many televisions you have in your house, you might have a lot more devices than just a single Fire Stick. If you’re looking to save on HDMI space and you want to consolidate, here are the other platforms compatible with Disney Plus.
- Fire TV products (cube, stick, pendant, etc.)
- Desktop web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
- iOS and iPad OS
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
- LG Smart TVs
- Samsung Smart TVs
With the addition of Samsung and LG smart TVs plus the Amazon Fire Stick, Disney Plus seems to be available on basically every major platform. That means that no matter where you like to watch your favorite shows, you can jump in and start streaming right away, assuming you are in a licensed country or region for the desired media.
Disney+ and the Amazon FireStick
So, despite the shaky start to Disney+ and Amazon relations and compatibility, you can now easily download Disney+ onto a Firestick without having to sideload apps or use third-party app stores.
How did your experience go with Disney+ and the Amazon Firestick? What do you like to stream? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.