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Confirmed: Disney Plus Will Work on Chromebooks

Attendees visit the Disney+ streaming service booth at the D23 Expo, billed as the "largest Disney fan event in the world," on August 23, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. - Disney Plus will launch on November 12 and will compete with out streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, HBO Now and soon Apple TV Plus.
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Contrary to an earlier report (opens in new tab), we've just learned that Disney Plus (opens in new tab) won't have any issues running on Chromebooks or Android devices. This news came straight from Disney itself, which said its service will support Chromebooks and all certified Android devices.

The original report came from Cord Cutters News (opens in new tab), which cited a Disney Plus free trial tester in the Netherlands. It claimed that an "Error Code 83" blocked service use was tied to Widevine DRM, and that Disney was enforcing use of the top tier of that technology — which Chromebooks and older Android devices did not support.

That tester, LiveJournal user Hans de Goede (hansdegoede (opens in new tab)), claimed that Disney Plus was incompatible with his all-Linux household, and warned others from signing up with the service.

Disney Plus is set to launch on Nov. 12, and we're hoping its big supported devices gap (opens in new tab)Amazon Fire TV devices (opens in new tab) — is filled by that date. The service's big launch shows include The Mandalorian and The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Verizon is offering a free year of Disney Plus (opens in new tab) to its Unlimited wireless customers and new FiOS customers.

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.

  • Chaosmagnetx
    WWE network has the same issue, it works on windows, and through apps on Chromebooks and android (and apple) but does not work on linux machines.
    Please check that with Disney.
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