Disney Plus boasts a vast library of content, including movies, TV shows, and documentaries from Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Debuting in November 2019, Disney Plus is a relatively new player in the Video on Demand (VOD) scene. However, Disney’s new streaming service is already competing with some of the best streaming services in the world, thanks to its extensive catalogue.
From The Mandalorian, a fan favorite, to newer releases such as WandaVision, and popular kids’ shows such as Vampirina, Muppet Babies, and PJ Masks, Disney Plus has something for everyone in the family. There is so much content on Disney Plus you may not even be aware of all the titles available for your viewing. Or maybe you want to view content that’s not available in your country.
In this article, you’ll find excellent tips and tricks to help you get the best out of your Disney Plus subscription.
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Unblock Content with a VPN
Content available on Disney Plus varies depending on location. If Disney Plus isn’t available in your region yet, or if you want to watch content from another country’s catalog, use a VPN. You can connect to a VPN to stream Disney Plus content that is not available in your region. A Virtual Private Network masks your location and makes it appear like you are viewing from a different country to circumvent geo-blocks.
Search for Specific Titles
There are thousands of titles on Disney Plus, but you can only see a tiny fraction of this content on the home screen or the recommendations page. If you know what you are looking for, scrolling through all the content searching for a specific movie or series is tedious. Fortunately, Disney Plus provides a search and explore feature that you can use to search for particular titles or collections. Use the search and explore feature to view anything that you can’t seem to find when scrolling.
Request Titles That Aren’t Available
Disney Plus has a lot of content, but it does not have all the movies in the world. The good news is that Disney Plus allows users to request up to three titles at a time using the help centre’s feedback section. If there’s a film or TV show that you really want to watch, but it’s not available on Disney Plus, you can put in a request, and maybe the company can add it to the library later.
Download for Offline Viewing
You can watch as much Disney Plus content as you want as long as you have Wi-Fi. However, make sure that you have some content saved on your phone or laptop for offline viewing when you don’t have access to Wi-Fi. You can download your favorite TV shows to watch on the go. Downloading Disney Plus content is simple, just look for a downward arrow icon on the title screen and click on it to download the show or movie.
Watch in 4K HDR
Watching content in high resolution is fun. You can stream films and TV shows in 4K HDR on Disney Plus, but only if you are watching on a compatible device. You know 4K HDR is available on a device if you can see the badge on the landing page of the content you are about to start viewing. Note that the Disney Plus home page features an ‘Ultra HD and HDR’ section, which you can browse to search for content available in 4K HDR.
Use Separate or Joint Profiles
If you share your Disney Plus account with someone, the first thing you need to do is ensure that you have created separate accounts. Also, If you use the same account as your roommate or spouse, use different accounts to make sure that content is personalized. If you have a child, you can set up parental controls to make sure that they don’t come across inappropriate content on Disney Plus.
There are dozens of streaming services out there, all offering high-quality entertainment. What sets Disney Plus apart from the competition is the extensive library of family-friendly content. There are still limitations to the service, however. The good news is that you can improve your Disney Plus experience by following these tips and tricks.