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Disney Plus devices and smart TVs: Here's what you can use

Barcelona, Spain. Jan 2019: Man holds a remote control With the new Disney+ screen on TV. Disney+ is an online video streaming subscription service, set to launch in the US in September.Illustrative - Image
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If you're excited about Disney Plus, you'll want to know which streaming devices support the streaming service. And the good news is that the list is pretty broad. 

Disney Plus is now live, and right now the only major omission is the Nintendo Switch. We've also learned about one brand of smart TVs that doesn't support it, details below.

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Disney Plus streaming service supported devices

  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets
  • Roku boxes and sticks and TVs
  • Google Chromecast and Chromecast-enabled devices
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
  • Android phones, Android TV
  • Apple TV (integrated with the TV app, available as in-app purchase)
  • Microsoft Xbox One
  • Sony PlayStation 4
  • Android-based Sony Smart TVs
  • Chromebooks will be supported
  • Samsung and LG devices

If your devices are on that list, I wouldn't be surprised if you're one of the million users who reportedly pre-ordered already. 

The biggest bit of news from this list the inclusion of the Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, which were left off the first Disney Plus supported devices list, which was released this past August. 

Amazon announced the news in an email sent to the press, stating Disney Plus will be available on "Fire TV streaming devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and compatible Fire Tablets." A report published by The Wall Street Journal claimed that the Fire platforms were missing because of a dispute over ad revenue.

Additionally, not all Chromecast-enabled smart TVs support Disney Plus. Vizio, for example, acknowledged that it needs to update the Chromecasts in its TVs, which it says won't happen until 2020.

As noted above, the Nintendo Switch is missing, but we're not entirely shocked. The only streaming apps on Nintendo's portable console are Hulu and YouTube.

Disney Plus is live and available either in the pretty-cheap $6.99 standalone package — which nets you the whole Disney vault and The Mandalorian — or with a $12.99 bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN Plus, which some might consider a cable-replacement.View Deal