How to Download Disney Plus on Dish

Disney Plus is finally here, and it delivered what it promised. Some people still can’t believe that the ever-growing app hasn’t gotten released on select devices, but that is nothing outside the norm for many streaming apps. Disney+ covers most of the major platforms, and most of its fans are satisfied.

How to Download Disney Plus on Dish

Sadly, you can’t download Disney Plus on Dish Network or the Hopper, as well as many other smaller platforms. On the other hand, you can use a streaming stick or box like Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Chromecast with Google TV, etc. with select networks using your Dish subscription. If you are unclear which platforms are supported, this article lists all of them. Additionally, you can read below about Dish alternatives for disney+ and the best ways to watch the streaming app without much hassle.

List of Disney Plus Supported Devices

While you can’t download Disney+ on Dish Network devices, you can download it on the following platforms:

  1. Xbox One
  2. PlayStation 4
  3. All iOS devices (iPhones and iPads)
  4. Most Roku devices
  5. Most Amazon Fire devices (Fire TV and Firestick)
  6. Chromecast with Google TV
  7. Apple TV
  8. Android smartphones and tablets
  9. LG Smart TVs
  10. Samsung Smart TVs
  11. Computers with internet browsers

Many more devices and platforms will get Disney Plus support in the future, and the list above is not exhaustive. Be patient, and you might see Disney Plus on Dish (this is still not officially confirmed).

A dedicated Windows Disney Plus app is also highly anticipated because Windows has a wide global presence. In comparison, Dish is not as popular, and Hopper is considered a small platform. Thus the wait will probably be longer.

However, you can effortlessly get Disney Plus on your Dish using alternative streaming tools. All you need is a streaming device (Roku and Fire TV Stick 4K, for instance) that’s compatible with the service. Roku and Amazon Fire TV products are your best options.

Use Your Dish Subscription to Access Networks on Roku

If you want Disney+ for Dish, you’ll have to install it on a Roku device because Dish is not a supported platform. Most Roku devices are cheap, and they are the most cost-effective way of turning a regular TV into a smart one. Roku has over 3,000 channels to offer, including Disney Plus. However, your Dish subscription allows access to several networks on a Roku device (stick or box), serving as a Disney+ alternative.

A Roku stick easily hides behind the TV while the box devices do not consume much space, allowing them to sit next to your Dish receiver or Hopper device.
Networks on Dish for Roku

The best thing about Roku is that you only pay for it once. However, streaming services such as Disney Plus come with a monthly or yearly subscription fee.

Use Your Dish Subscription to Access Networks on Fire TV/Firestick

Amazon Fire TV Sticks and the Fire TV Cube are also great Disney+ streaming device alternatives to Dish that offer many networks with a Dish subscription, very similar to Roku. Fire TV sticks also hide behind your TV, so no space is taken on the shelves, leaving room for your Dish receiver and Hopper or Joey device.
Networks on Dish for Fire TV

Use Your Dish Subscription to Access Networks on Apple TV

Apple TV is another source to replace Dish for Disney Plus streaming. Select networks on Apple TV allow your Dish credentials to give you access to on-demand or even live content. The device is in box form, but it easily fits on your entertainment center with Dish devices and other equipment.
Networks on Dish for Apple TV

Use Dish Subscription to Access Networks on Chromecast with Google TV

Chromecast with Google TV is a dongle that not only mirrors your Android devices like Chromecast but also gives you Android TV on-demand content. This scenario means you can use Disney+ on Chromecast with Google TV devices while also benefiting from your Dish subscription to access various on-demand content from subscribed networks.

Chromecast with Google TV also hides on the back of your TV like Roku and Fire TV sticks, leaving you plenty of room for your Dish receiver and Hopper or Joey device. You may even forget that Disney+ is actually coming from the streaming device and not your Dish receiver!

Overall, Disney Plus may not be downloadable to Dish or Hopper or Joey, but it can be downloaded to streaming devices that carry networks you subscribe to on Dish services. Yes, there is hope to get Disney Plus on Dish, but most other devices get priority. Be patient, and you may soon see Dish getting Disney Plus, but don’t be upset if it does not happen. If nothing else, you at least have third-party streaming devices to mix with your Dish service.

7 thoughts on “How to Download Disney Plus on Dish”

Carol Pearson says:
I have a Samsung LED 4K ULTRA HD 2016 trying to download Disney App to watch Hamilton It appears to be working when it has a popup stating it’s closing down. Please assist with my problem. (530) 458-5940
Jodi Williams says:
Can anyone tell me step by step how to use fire stick to get Disney Plus? Fire stick is already link with my TV. How do I get the Amazon app to show on my TV?
Ellen Sloan says:
According to their website the Samsung Smart TVs from 2016 to 2019 are supposed to be compatible. So how come I can’t find Disney plus app on my 2016 Samsung Smart TV?
Donald T Van Eck says:
On the top of the screen in your home menu, there is a search hour glass, search for Disney plus, and then click on the app and it will download and install, login buy creating an account and your all setup
Bree says:
Why can’t I get it on my Dish Hopper
Ellen Sloan says:
At this time Disney Plus is only available to be streamed on the larger streaming platforms. Unfortunately the Dish Hopper is considered to be a much smaller streaming platform. This surprised me when I found this out because of how many people use Dish Network, especially at the international level. Every few months Disney is contracting and adding Disney Plus to more streaming networks and services. In dew time it will be available to stream on the Dish Hooper. How long that will be, who knows. Their approach is unconventional. So at best guess I would say within a year or 2 it will be available on Hooper.
Nikki says:
Unable to watch on my brand new vizio chromecast smart TV. Not compatible
Robin Hill says:
Unable to watch it on my samsung tablet. Everytime I hit play it does nothing but buffering
Johnnywataon says:
This is a Disney connection problem just have to keep trying.
Jeuuehj says:
You WiFi might not be strong enough!

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