How to Add Disney Plus to Your Amazon Fire Stick
More than two years after Disney announced they would be entering the streaming wars with their own service, we’re just days away from launch. Though Disney found itself tied to a number of contracts with other companies—most notably Netflix—they’ve finally collected enough of their material back from rival streaming services to create their own: Disney Plus. You’ve probably heard a lot about Disney Plus over the last few months, whether it’s their ever-expanding list of originals or their massive back catalog of classic Disney content. For fans of any of the company’s many subsidiaries, including Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar, and Disney itself, you’ll want to make sure you jump onto Disney Plus when it launches November 12th.
Of course, in order to stream an epic new show like The Mandalorian, you’ll need to make sure you have Disney Plus set up on the biggest screen possible. If you’re ready to start watching your favorite Disney animated features and brand-new originals on your Fire Stick, here’s how to do it.
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!
A Disney-Amazon Rivalry
You might have heard talk of a disagreement between Disney and Amazon over the last month, with the Wall Street Journal having reported in October that Amazon’s Fire TV OS would not receive Disney Plus at launch. This spawned from the lack of a deal between the two companies that would see Disney Plus arrive on the Amazon Appstore. The conflict stemmed from advertising space: Amazon wanted to be able to sell ad space on top of the Disney apps—which also include ESPN Plus—while Disney didn’t want to relinquish the space to Amazon.
It’s unclear what came of the negotiations between the two companies, but for the end-user, it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is, yes, your Amazon Fire TV (in addition to your Roku, PS4, and plenty of other devices) will support Disney Plus at launch. Crisis averted, folks.
How Can I Add Disney Plus to my Amazon Fire TV?
With launch day finally here, you’re probably looking for the Disney Plus app for your Amazon Fire Stick. To install the app, either search for “Disney Plus” on your Fire TV using Alexa, or head over to Amazon’s Appstore here to remotely install the app on your device. Once you’ve installed the app, follow the prompts to either signup or sign into your account to begin streaming.
Will Disney Plus Be on My TV with Fire OS Built-In?
We’ve seen televisions with Fire OS included as the main operating system of the TV become rapidly popular over the last few years. Not only does it negate the need to fill an HDMI port with your Fire Stick, but you can control Fire OS right from the same remote you use with your television.
Of course, since a TV with Fire OS built-in isn’t the same as using a Fire TV Stick or a Fire TV Cube, there’s always the chance that your device won’t be supported. Thankfully, your concerns are unfounded: just like how Fire Stick users will be able to find the Disney Plus app right in the Appstore, Fire TV users will also find the app just a search away.
How Much Will Disney Plus Cost?
Disney Plus starts at $6.99 per month, and unlike Netflix or Hulu, doesn’t offer a tiered streaming platform. For $6.99 per month, everyone gets the same features and streams as every other user. Of course, Disney still says the service “starts at” $6.99, and presumably, that’s because the price will likely rise over time. Consumers are no stranger to price hikes—just look at Netflix, which has seen several price increases over the last several years—but it’s still worth being prepared going in. Just because you’re paying $6.99 now doesn’t mean you’ll be paying $6.99 forever. Disney Plus’ first marquee show, The Mandalorian, looks expensive, and once the MCU shows begin premiering in 2020, we have to imagine the service will only grow in price.
For more details on how much Disney Plus costs—plus how you can save money on your subscription with a bundle or an annual payment—check out our full guide to the Disney Plus pricing here.
What Other Devices Will Disney Plus Be Available On?
Depending on how many televisions you have in your house, you might have a lot more devices than just a single Fire Stick. If you’re looking to save on HDMI space and you want to consolidate devices, here are the other platforms Disney Plus will be available on when the service arrives in just a few days.
- Desktop web browsers like Chrome or Safari
- iOS and iPad OS
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
- LG Smart TVs
- Samsung Smart TVs
With the addition of Samsung and LG smart TVs and, of course, the Amazon Fire Stick, Disney Plus seems to be available on basically every major platform. That means that, no matter where you like to watch your favorite shows, you can jump in and start streaming right away.
It was pretty worrying when the news broke that Disney and Amazon hadn’t reached a deal for Disney Plus to appear on Fire TV devices, but thankfully, that’s been completely resolved. With Disney Plus set to launch in just a few short days, let us know in the comments what you’ll be watching!