How to Download Disney Plus on HP Laptop
The eagerly-anticipated Disney+ service launched recently and it’s now available on almost any media platforms you can think of.
Users that only have smartphones can use the app to stream content or cast it to the big screen of their smart TVs. Similarly, laptop users can access the service via their web browsers and watch the content.
If you own an HP laptop (with Windows), however, you can’t download Disney+, but you can always watch it from the web browser. Of course, this implies that you always need a stable connection. Let’s see how to get the most out of this service on your laptop.
Get Started By Signing Up
Before you start streaming your favorite Disney movies on Disney Plus, you’ll need to get signed up for an account. Start by signing up here for a free week trial, or get your favorite movies, shows, and sports for one low price by bundling Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus right here!
Access the Content with Chrome Web Browser
Now that you have a Disney+ account, you can stream all of its content fairly easily from your laptop. You’ll only need a working web browser and a stable connection.
- Open your preferred web browser.
- Click the ‘Log In’ at the top-right of the screen.
- Enter your credentials.
- Press ‘Log In’.
Afterward, you’ll be taken to the home screen where you can browse all the TV shows and movies. Navigate through the content library by clicking on different channels (Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars), browsing the top lists and most recent releases, or searching the titles by name.
- Click on the content that you want to watch.
- Press the ‘Play’ button in the content menu.
That’s it! Disney+ will launch its player and you can sit back and enjoy your new favorite shows.
Mirror Your PC Display to a TV Screen
You may transfer your Disney+ stream directly on a big TV screen by using an HDMI cable or a streaming gadget.
For example, if you’re using a Chromecast connected to the same network as your PC, you probably already know how to cast the PC screen to your TV. Depending on your TV, this method can provide the best possible video and sound quality.
The other way to transfer the image is to plug in an HDMI cord on both TV and the PC’s HDMI port. When you do this, use your remote control to switch the TV to an HDMI input and the entire PC screen will be mirrored on your TV.
Transferring the Disney+ to the big screen can be useful if you’re watching something in a group and you don’t have to get crowded sitting close to a small PC display.
What If Your HP Has Linux?
Linux users may have trouble streaming Disney+ with this operating system. You may watch certain streaming services (e.g. Netflix) on Linux with a Firefox web browser, but it requires you to enable DRM content.
On the other hand, certain users who tried to do the same with the trial version of Disney+ reported server errors every time they’ve tried to stream the service.
The Error Code 83 which constantly appears to Linux users refers to an overcrowded server and it usually disappears when servers restore the balance. However, this isn’t the case with Linux, and the official Linux support suggests switching to the Windows system or to another device. So far, nobody knows if Disney+ will ever support Linux.
Easy to Set Up and Easy to Use
Windows users will have an easy time setting up and installing the Disney+ app. It’s up to you to test out the service and see if it’s worth it. If the answer is positive – you can subscribe and seamlessly access the platform from any web browser.
As of today, Disney remains quiet about any potential Windows app launch in the near future. However, since Netflix and other major services have their Windows-based apps, you can expect the same from Disney+ in the future.
Will you stream Disney+ from devices other than your laptop? Which device do you prefer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.