How to download Disney+: Watch Disney+ content offline

Disney+ is one of the leading on-demand streaming services, which enables customers to watch a wealth of movies and TV shows from the Disney content family. This includes great movies such as the entire Marvel and Star Wars film franchises. It also offers plenty of fun for all the family, including classic Disney films and all of the Pixar animated movies.

All of this great content can be taken offline to watch at any time by downloading it onto mobile devices. This is ideal for watching Disney+ offline when users have limited or no internet access, such as during a car ride, on a flight or going camping in the countryside. It’s also useful for people who want to watch content on-the-go without eating into their data allowance.

This article will explore customers’ Disney+ download options and answer questions like ‘When can I download Disney P?’ and ‘How can I watch Disney+ offline?’

For more information about the service and the content available, read our Disney+ review.

How to watch Disney+ offline

Disney+ is available to watch offline on Android and Apple mobile devices and tablets. The amount of content that users can download to watch offline is only restricted by the storage space available on their mobile devices. 

How to download Disney+ shows and movies

Follow this step-by-step process to download Disney+ movies and TV shows onto a mobile device.

  • Step One: Sign up for a Disney+ account by visiting the service’s homepage and selecting the Sign Up Now button.
  • Step Two: Following the on-screen signup instructions to create a Disney+ account with an email address, create a password, then enter credit card or PayPal details. 
  • Step Three: Visit either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store on a mobile device. Search for Disney+ and download the app.
  • Step Four: Open the Disney+ app and sign in using the login credentials created in Step One.
  • Step Five: Once signed in, select the Account icon in the top right corner of the mobile app and select App Settings, which enables users to manage download settings.
  • Step Six: Select the Download Quality option and select either Standard, Medium or High. Standard is the default setting that takes up the least space, Medium uses a moderate amount of space, and High takes up more space but delivers better video quality on downloaded content. 
  • Step Seven: Navigate back to the app home screen, find a movie or TV show from within the Disney+ content library and tap on it to open its information page.
  • Step Eight: Tap the download arrow next to the name of a movie, or the season download arrow next to the name of a TV show, and the download will begin. Multiple downloads take place simultaneously, so Disney+ will queue content to be taken offline onto a mobile device.

How to access and manage Disney+ downloads

Once shows have been downloaded, it’s possible to manage them on a mobile device. This is helpful to free up storage space and make room for new movies or TV shows by removing films or episodes that have already been watched.

Follow this guide to accessing and managing Disney+ downloads.

  • Step One: Open up the Downloads section within the Disney+ app’s navigation bar to view the movies and TV shows stored on the mobile device.
  • Step Two: To delete a movie or TV show episode, tap the mobile phone icon to the right of it, then select Remove Download from the pop-up bar that appears.
  • Step Three: To delete multiple items from the Downloads section, tap the Edit button. A series of tick boxes will appear next to all items in the list. Tick the box of each movie or TV show that needs to be removed, then tap the Trash icon at the top of the Downloads menu.

Our hot take

Disney+ has a large library of great movies and TV shows for streamers to enjoy, from the entire Marvel franchise and every Star Wars movie to new Pixar and classic Disney films. All of this can be downloaded to be watched offline on smartphones and tablets, with the amount of content only restricted by the storage space available on the mobile device.

Disney+ downloads on Apple and Android mobile apps are quick and easy. It enables users to watch movies and TV shows offline in locations that have limited or no internet access and without worrying about their data usage spiking.

Disney+ costs $6.99/mo. or $69.99/yr. and offers a seven-day free trial for new customers to try the service out before they buy.


Do I need a VPN to watch Disney+ offline?

No, you don’t need a VPN to watch Disney+ offline. Disney+ movies and TV shows can be downloaded onto a mobile device, such as an Android or Apple phone or tablet, while on a mobile or Wi-Fi network. The content will be stored on the mobile phone, and the number of downloads allowed is only restricted by the amount of storage space on the device. This enables Disney+ customers to watch content offline without requiring a VPN.

How do I download the Disney+ app?

The Disney+ app is available to download onto mobile devices from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Android devices. Open the app store on your mobile device, search for ‘Disney+,’ tap on the app and select Download.

Disney+ is also available to download on other devices that don’t allow content to be downloaded for offline viewing. This includes gaming consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It also has apps available for smart TVs manufactured by LG and Sony, as well as Roku powered TV sets from the likes of Element, Hisense, Hitachi, RCA, Sharp and TCL. Disney+ also has apps that can be downloaded on streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Furthermore, Disney+ can also be streamed through Google Chromecast and web browsers.

How to download Disney+ shows on Android?

To download Disney+ shows onto an Android device, users must first have signed up for a Disney+ account and downloaded the app from the Google Play Store. Within the Disney+ app, select the Account icon in the top right corner then select App Settings and Download Quality to manage the video resolution of downloaded content. Move back to the content library, open a movie or TV show and tap the download arrow or the season download arrow next to its name.

Rob Latham

Rob Latham is a writer focused on technology, music, entertainment and sports. He is particularly passionate about the role that technology plays in improving peoples’ lives and helping businesses to work more effectively. He’s written marketing content for global B2B technology brands and start-ups, founded his own music blog and is a regular contributor to soccer publications. His professional background is in content marketing, public relations and journalism, and he has a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.