Disney Plus is an on-demand streaming service that launched in November 2019 — it was immediately available to watch on a range of devices. In addition to web browsers, Roku devices, mobile phones, and gaming consoles, it is also compatible with Amazon devices, such as the easy-to-use, plug and play Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Disney Plus Fire TV Stick users can access hundreds of movies and TV shows to watch on-demand. This includes the vast majority of movies from the Marvel franchise, such as Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, and The Avengers. The service is also home to all of the Star Wars films. Disney Plus‘ Amazon Fire interface is also home to the first 30 seasons of The Simpsons, popular Disney content such as Fantasia, Pinnochio, and The Jungle Book, and Pixar movies like A Bug’s Life, the Cars series, and all four Toy Story movies.
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Disney Plus’s Amazon Fire service is available across the media giant’s range of streaming devices. Amazon Fire TV Stick was one of the devices compatible with Disney Plus when the service launched. Disney+ is also compatible with Amazon Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TVs, and Amazon Fire TV Cubes.
Disney+ subscribers can also watch the service on web browsers for Google Chrome, Mac, and Windows operating systems. Apps are available for Android and Apple phones and tablets, as well as Android TVs and Apple TVs. They can also cast the service from Google Chromecast and stream it on PlayStation4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. And smart TVs from LG and Samsung also have Disney Plus apps.
Available apps are always free to download. The service itself costs $6.99/mo.
How to download Disney Plus on Firestick
Downloading Disney+ onto an Amazon Fire TV Stick is relatively straightforward, but watching the service on the device is reliant on having an account created. To start watching Disney+ on the Amazon Fire TV Stick:
- Visit the Disney+ website
- Select Start 7-Day Free Trial to sign-up for a monthly plan or Save on 12 Months for an annual subscription (this selection can be amended in step five)
- Enter an email address and select Agree & Continue
- Create a secure password and select Continue
- Select a Monthly or Annual subscription and enter bank account or PayPal payment details
- When the account is created, plug the Amazon Fire TV Stick into the HDMI port of a TV
- Use the Amazon Fire TV Stick’s remote control to navigate to the search bar on the Firestick user interface
- Type ‘Disney+’ into the search bar
- Select the Disney+ app, download and then open it
- Sign in to the app using the credentials created in steps one to four
- Browse the shows and movies in Disney+ and start watching
This simple guide should have Disney+ streaming nicely on the TV via the Amazon Fire TV Stick. But the simplicity doesn’t stop with downloading the app, as Disney+ provides a clean, user-friendly interface.
Disney+’s content is organized into the five main brands that provide the service’s content. These are laid out in five boxes at the top of the user interface, which makes it easy to sort movies and TV shows by Disney, Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and Star Wars.
Content is then laid out in rows for users to explore, starting with the Recommended For You section. This is followed by a list of movies and shows that are New To Disney+. The service also provides curated content categories, such as Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mickey and Friends, Nostalgic Movies, and Reimagined Classics. It also organizes content into familiar genres, such as Animals and Nature, Comedies, and Documentaries.
What Amazon devices does the Disney Plus app support?
Disney Plus is available on all Amazon Fire Stick products. These include:
- Amazon Fire TV: Gen 1, Gen 2, and Gen 3
- Amazon Fire TV Cube: Gen 1 and Gen 2
- Amazon Fire TV Edition: JVC 4K
- Amazon Fire TV Stick: 4K, Basic Edition, Gen 1, and Gen 2
Furthermore, Disney+ is compatible with any Fire device operating the following operating systems:
- Fire OS 5: Based on Android 5.1 (Lollipop, API level 22)
- Fire OS 6: Based on Android 7.1 (Nougat, API level 25)
- Fire OS 7: Based on Android 9 (Pie, API level 28)
Are there 4K streaming options available for Disney Plus on Amazon Fire TV Stick?
Watching Disney+ in 4K video quality is only possible on Amazon Fire TV products that support the resolution. In short, a brand new fire TV stick is highly likely to support Disney+ in 4K, but older devices may limit viewing to a maximum of 1080p. However, watching Disney+ in its full 4K glory will also require an internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.
Amazon Fire TV Stick devices that support 4K include:
- Amazon Fire TV 2nd Generation and up
- Amazon Fire TV Cube
- Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, which also supports Disney+ in HDR
What if Disney Plus on my Amazon Fire TV Stick is not working?
There are several options for rectifying any issues with Disney+ not working properly on an Amazon Fire TV Stick.
The most obvious problem will be a slow internet connection. Disney+ requires an internet connection of at least 5 Mbps to stream in the lowest resolution, while 4K requires a minimum of 15 Mbps. To address this, try restarting the internet router and unplugging the Fire Stick from the TV. Wait 30 seconds or for the router to reboot and plug the Fire Stick back into the TV.
These steps will help to reset internet connection settings to ensure the best speeds are being delivered. But if that still doesn’t work, make sure other people in the household aren’t streaming content or downloading large files.
If there are still issues with the service, check out the Disney + and Amazon Fire Stick support pages.
The final cut
It’s quick and easy to sign up for Disney+. And once you’ve set up an account, you can be streaming content via an Amazon Fire TV Stick in seconds. The service provides hundreds of movies and TV shows, which can all be streamed directly onto a TV through the Amazon device. Furthermore, Disney+ enables users to register up to 10 devices on their account and watch on a maximum of 4 simultaneous streams.