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How to download Disney Plus movies and shows for offline playback

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Disney Plus is here, and it's packed with so many movies and shows that you may be wondering how you'll ever be able to get through it all. Luckily you can watch shows like The Mandalorian and every Disney Plus Marvel movie even when you're away from home. Here's how to download Disney Plus movies and shows for offline playback, so you can watch without Wi-Fi or data. 

When you download Disney Plus content to your mobile device, you're able to watch those movies and shows while you're commuting, at the gym, or in any place with poor cellular connection.  If you haven't yet, make sure you've downloaded the Disney Plus app and have completed the Disney Plus sign up steps. 

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How to download Disney Plus movies and shows for offline playback

Step 1: Open the Disney Plus app on your mobile device and select the program you'd like to download. 

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Step 2: Tap the download icon on the movie or show's page. When it comes to TV shows, if you click the icon next to 'Season' you'll download the entire season. Click the download icon next to individual episodes if you just want select installments.

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Step 3: Make sure you're connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you are, the show or movie will start downloading. But if you're using a cellular connection, you'll see this error message. 

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Step 4: Tap the downloads icon on the bottom menu to view and watch your saved movies and shows. 

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Kate Kozuch
Kate Kozuch

Kate Kozuch is an editor at Tom’s Guide covering smartwatches, TVs and everything smart-home related. Kate also appears on Fox News to talk tech trends and runs the Tom's Guide TikTok account (opens in new tab), which you should be following. When she’s not filming tech videos, you can find her on an exercise bike, mastering the NYT Crossword or channeling her inner celebrity chef.