Disney Plus contains not only recent international shows and movies, but also exclusive classics that everyone grew up watching.
So if you want to download Disney+ to stream on your PC I can help you to do it with ease using only 7 steps.
Steps to Download Disney Plus on Windows
First, I want to clarify that Disney+ does not have an app for Windows 10. “What? I thought you were going to tell me how to download one?”
Yes, I will teach you how to download Disney Plus for PC. But to be specific, a PWA for it. “I don’t even know what that is.” Don’t worry. I will explain it in a simple way.
PWA means a progressive web app. And according to the developers from Google, are web applications designed to be more reliable, installable and capable.
In simple terms, it is a website that behaves like a mobile app and has its own shortcut. To learn more about what PWAs are, check this out:
Now, let’s proceed to the 7 steps you need to download Disney+ on PC.
#1: Choose the right browser
The first step in installing a Disney Plus app is choosing the right browser.
To install a PWA for Disney Plus, you can only use these two browsers: Google Chrome Y Microsoft Edge.
So if you don’t already have one of these browsers installed…Get one.
#2: Go to the Disney website
Once you open your respective browser, head over to the Disney+ website .
Note: If you only see “Keep me up to date” in the window that appears, your country is not eligible for access to Disney Plus. For more information, visit the help page Disney official.
Assuming you are eligible for Disney Plus access, the window you see will depend on whether you already have an account signed in or not. If you are already signed in, you can skip step 3 and go to step 4.
But if you’re not logged in yet:
#3: Sign in to your account
If you already have a Disney Plus account, simply enter your credentials once you sign in. If not, let me walk you through creating one.
Steps to sign up for Disney Plus:
- Make sure you’re on the official Disney+ website.
- Click on Check in in the upper right corner.
- Please enter a valid email address that you would like to use for your account.
- Enter your password.
- Choose a subscription type.
- Enter your payment method.
- click on Start looking.
Keep in mind: Disney+ is a paid streaming platform. Unless you include a payment method, you cannot create an account.
After setting up your account and signing in…
#4: Click on the menu in your browser toolbar
For both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, the toolbar will be at the top right of your browser.
Click on the 3 successive dots to access the menu options. And once you do this, a dropdown window will appear.
This is the window where you…
#5: Create and name your shortcut
The steps you need to take will be different depending on your browser from now on.
For Google Chrome users:
- In your menu options, select More tools.
- Click on Create Shortcut.
- name the shortcut Disney + or as you like.
- check the box open as window.
- press To create.
For Microsoft Edge:
- Click on Applications in the dropdown window.
- Select Install this site as an app.
- name your shortcut Disney+.
- Press install.
After completing these steps, it doesn’t matter what browser you have…
#6: Disney+ will now appear as a shortcut
You now have your Disney+ shortcut installed on your PC. Then it will automatically appear on your desktop. But if not, look it up on your start menu and access from there.
Once you click on it, it will open as a separate window, just like any other application. Thus, it will save you the hassle of searching the website every time.
And now the last step…
Let’s not skip the most exciting step of this process which is…
#7: Start watching your favorite shows
You’ve done all the steps above to get to this point, so let’s not waste any time and move on.
Open your Disney+ shortcut and sign in. Once you’re logged in try playing some titles to check if the video and audio work fine.
If they do, you can still enjoy watching Disney+ on your PC.
Questions people ask:
Can I watch Disney Plus on my PC without the app?
You can watch Disney Plus on your PC without the app by streaming through your browser. You don’t necessarily need the PWA shortcut. To stream without the Disney+ PWA on your PC, head over to the Disney+ website, sign in, and access your content online.
Can I watch Disney Plus offline on my PC?
You cannot watch Disney Plus offline on your PC, as of now. The Disney+ offline viewing option is only limited to iOS and Android devices.
If you really want to watch on a bigger screen, you can avoid this. You can connect your mobile device to your monitor.
Or use various screen mirroring options to mirror your mobile device’s view on a larger screen. Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay are 2 of the most popular screen mirroring options with Disney+.
Warning: Third party interventions are not associated with Disney. They could violate Disney’s terms and conditions and ban your account. So, as far as possible, stay away from them.
Why can’t I download Disney Plus movies on my PC?
You cannot download Disney Plus movies on your PC because video downloads are not available for PC and Mac users. At the moment, you can only download movies through mobile devices.
See the previous question for how to fix this issue.