Disney+ Updates iOS App With Data Saver and Security Features

By Gabriela Vatu / April 29, 2020

Disney has announced that it is rolling out an update to its Disney+ app for iOS devices, which will help increase security and an option to save data consumption. Just months after its original release, Disney+ has become one of the most popular platforms in the world, with some 50 million subscribers - a number that will continue to rise as the service becomes available in more countries around the globe.

Since many people would simply drop a platform if its apps don't work well, any software improvement will help grow the subscription numbers and bring in new customers. This time around, they're pushing some cool updates for iOS users. The latest version of the app improves account security, as users will be able to choose to log out of their account across all connected devices when they want to reset their email or password.

Another update is related to the video playback quality, which can differ when you use the mobile data plan or when you're on your home WiFi. In this way, your end-of-month data bill won't be through the roof. The two options in the app are dubbed "Automatic" and "Save Data," and the latter will cap your Disney+ streaming speed to standard quality, while Automatic can allow streams of up to 4K UHD.

We expect similar tools to land on the Android apps soon, as well.

Disney+ was launched back in November and has already expanded to multiple countries - Australia, Austria, Canada, Channel Islands, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Monaco, Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia, French West Indies, and French Guiana will be getting the platform on April 30th, with more European nations expected to be added during the summer.

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