At the moment, Disney Plus isn’t available on any Xfinity TV platforms – including Xfinity X1, Xfinity Stream, and Xfinity Flex. However, there are still ways to access this streaming platform, just not as an Xfinity customer. In this article, we’ll guide you through the best workarounds available right now.
You’ve probably found conflicting information online about whether Disney Plus is available on Xfinity platforms. In case you’re not aware of this situation, Disney has a strenuous relationship with Comcast (the owner of the Xfinity brand). This is one of the reasons why Disney-owned Hulu wasn’t available on Xfinity for a very long time (surprisingly enough, Hulu found its way to Xfinity Flex and X1 platforms in March 2020).
Sadly, the same applies to Disney Plus. Right now, the official Disney+ app isn’t available to Xfinity customers via their Comcast equipment. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t watch Disney Plus on Xfinity – you just need to find a fully-functional workaround, and we’re here to present the best options.
The good news is that this media streaming service is available on a huge range of devices and platforms. Even though you’ll need to jump through some hoops, this certainly eases up the whole process. Don’t worry – we’re here to explain everything you need to know.
So, here’s how to watch Disney Plus on Xfinity. Or, more precisely, here are the most effective workarounds for Xfinity users.
- The first step is to get your Disney+ subscription. So, in case you haven’t done that already, you can proceed to sign-up for Disney Plus. You’ll also see an option to get Hulu (with ads), Disney+, and ESPN+ as a bundle. However, you can also go only for Disney+ by selecting “Sign up for Disney+ only.” Then, make sure to complete the sign-up procedure by providing your email, creating a password, and entering your payment information. Once done, expect to receive a confirmation email.
- Next, you need to pick your workaround. No matter which workaround you pick, make sure to have an Internet plan that’s fast enough for media streaming. So, here are your best options right now.
- WORKAROUND 1: If you have a smart TV, you can subscribe to Disney Plus via its native app (if it’s available for your TV). In general, smart TVs made in the last two years by brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG support this media streaming service. This procedure requires you to connect your TV to the Internet (via Ethernet or Wi-Fi), download the Disney Plus app on your TV, and log-in to your account. To learn more, here’s how to get Disney Plus on a smart TV.
- WORKAROUND 2: The chances are that you own a smartphone or even a tablet. You can use these devices to sign-up and stream Disney Plus. More precisely, Disney+ is available on iPhones and iPads, as well as on Android smartphones. You just need to visit your device’s App Store and download the app.
- WORKAROUND 3: Another option is to get a media streaming device such as the Fire TV Stick 4K (which is great if you don’t have a smart TV). It means that you’ll need to connect your Fire TV Stick to your TV – and then install Disney Plus on your Fire TV device. The entire process is simple and takes only a few moments of your time.
- WORKAROUND 4: Alternatively, if you need another affordable solution, you can go for Roku. There’s the affordable Roku Express HD, or you can go with the powerful Roku Ultra (if you want 4K). Once it arrives, you connect your Roku device to your TV, and then you can install Disney Plus on your Roku device. Make sure to click on the provided links in this article to learn more.
- Once you install Disney+ on your TV/smartphone/tablet, you use it independently from your Xfinity setup. It means that you can open the Disney+ app and log-in the first time you use it (using your newly created Disney Plus credentials).
As you can see, there are a couple of workarounds on watching Disney Plus if you’re an Xfinity user. Keep in mind that you’ll interact with Disney+ outside of your Comcast equipment – which means that you won’t use your cable set-top box.
Instead, you can use the media streaming platform directly on your TV, computer, smartphone, or tablet – as long as you have a stable and fast enough Web connection.
Additional Set-up Guides
As said earlier, Disney Plus is available on plenty of different types of devices. So, if you have an iOS or Android smartphone or even a gaming console, you can access this streaming app easily. Check out these installation guides.
- How to Watch Disney Plus on Vizio Smart TVs
- How to Watch Disney Plus on LG Smart TVs
- How to Watch Disney Plus on PlayStation 4
- How to Watch Disney Plus on Samsung TVs
- How to Watch Disney Plus on Apple TV
- How to Watch Disney Plus on Xbox
Does Xfinity Offer Disney Plus?
No, Xfinity does not offer Disney Plus – and we’re talking about platforms like X1, Flex, or any Xfinity TV platforms. If you have an Xfinity TV subscription, you can get some of Disney’s content via regular channels like Disney Channel, National Geographic, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.
Can I Watch Disney Movies & TV Shows via Xfinity TV?
Yes, you can still watch a limited selection of Disney movies and TV shows if you have a suitable Xfinity TV package. This means that you’ll need to rely on TV channels like Disney Channel, National Geographic, Disney XD, and Disney Junior.
Keep in mind that those TV channels aren’t a replacement for Disney Plus – which hosts a large number of exclusive titles (available only on Disney Plus and nowhere else).
Can I Still Watch Disney Movies & Shows for Free via Xfinity on Demand?
Disney has pulled free-of-charge content from Xfinity’s On-Demand platform. However, there’s a selection of Disney movies on Xfinity on Demand – which now come premium-priced. We’re talking about Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar movies, among others.
Disney+ original movies and TV shows like The Mandalorian (for example) are exclusive to Disney Plus. This means that you won’t find those on Xfinity on Demand.
Will Disney Plus Be Available on Xfinity Anytime Soon?
In the background of this problem, we have very complicated business relationships. Even though there’s always a possibility for Disney and Comcast (the owner of the Xfinity brand) to resolve their conflict, there are no indications of whether this will happen anytime soon.
In case of any questions, know that you can always rely on TechNadu’s editorial team. Post your comment below, and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible. And of course, enjoy streaming Disney Plus!