Not too long ago, it was hard to imagine that Hollywood is going to be replaced by streaming services. It might not have happened yet, but the times have certainly changed. Old rules do not apply anymore. Renowned directors are making movies for streaming giants. Famous franchises are happy to meet you in your home rather than the movie theater.
Disney Plus has recently joined the party. And it has certainly made some waves. It also launched with free trials and time-limited promotions. You might be wondering if you can get Disney Plus with Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, no. But there are other ways to access it through Amazon.
Disney Plus & Amazon Fire TV
When Disney Plus was set to be launched, it initially wasn’t going to be available on several streaming devices. Amazon Fire TV and FireStick included. But just before November 12, 2019, when Disney Plus went live, it’s been reported that the companies indeed were able to strike a deal. There were, apparently, some disputes about the percentage of advertising space, but clearly they were able to sort it out.
The Disney Plus app is also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa search function, which is great news for all Alexa users out there. This includes the content of Disney Plus. If you are trying to access your Disney Plus account via Amazon FireStick or TV and you’re not sure what to do, follow these steps:
- Go to the home screen of your Fire TV and select the “Search” option (top left corner).
- Type in “Disney Plus”.
- You’ll see it in the suggestions. Scroll down if you have to and then highlight the “Apps & Games” row.
- Select “Disney+” and then select “Get”.
- Wait a bit until the app is installed.
- Select “Open” and run Disney Plus.
That’s all there is to it. Just keep in mind that this doesn’t mean you get a Disney Plus subscription for free. You still either have to become a subscriber or sign up for the free 7-day trial.
Disney Plus vs Amazon Prime
The major streaming services are all well-known corporations, and they’d like nothing more than to monopolize the industry. But there’s still a lot to sort out before that can happen. Disney Plus is the newest and it’s only fair to compare it to existing ones. Like Amazon Prime Video. How do they stack up against each other?
Some might not regard it as the most important part but others would respectfully disagree. The monthly price for Disney Plus is $6.99 and for Amazon Prime, it’s $12.99. Clearly, Disney Plus is significantly cheaper but remember that Amazon Prime comes with other benefits. In fact, Prime Video is only a fringe benefit of subscribing to Amazon Prime.
Admittedly the most important parameter is the content. But that’s also hard to compare because it’s all about what you like and who are you buying the subscription for. Is it for your kids and all the Pixar movies? Or you love Tom Clancy adaptations and spy thrillers like Jack Ryan? Are you going to lean on Star Wars spin-off shows lie The Mandalorian on Disney Plus? Or, you’re going to go back in time and laugh with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime?
How easy is it to access Disney Plus or Amazon Prime? Disney Plus is available across all Android devices, iOS, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung TVs, and Amazon Fire TV. And all web browsers on your computer. Amazon Prime is supported on all of those and on TiVO boxes, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 consoles.
What most people look for in user experience is simplicity. With Disney Plus, that is pretty much what you get. It looks the same across all devices and it’s intuitive. You can browse by category or by the franchise. Which makes things easier. Also, Disney Plus doesn’t have as many titles as Prime.
Amazon Prime is a bit messier in the interface. For one, they look different on Amazon’s homepage or in the app to what you get on an Amazon Fire TV device. Also, since Amazon also sells movies and TV shows on-demand, it can be confusing when trying to figure out how to watch.
When it comes to audio and video quality, they are pretty much the same. They both support 4K Ultra HD and HDR with no additional fees. Also, Amazon Prime supports up to three simultaneous streams, whereas Disney Plus supports up to four. Finally, Disney Plus lets you download a title an unlimited number of times on up to 10 devices. And Amazon Prime allows 15 to 25 videos depending on where you are and on two devices only.
Disney Plus Is Cheaper but It Doesn’t Come with Amazon Prime
It’s cheaper at least on the surface. But if you’re reading this article, you’re probably subscribed to Amazon Prime. You’re just wondering if you also get Disney Plus. The answer is no, unfortunately.
So, what are you going to do? Let us know in the comments section below.