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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, we've just learned that Disney Plus 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, 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), 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 gapAmazon Fire TV devices — 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 to its Unlimited wireless customers and new FiOS customers.

Henry T. Casey

Henry is an editor writer at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and Apple. Prior to joining Tom's Guide — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and looking for the headphone adapter that he unplugged from his iPhone.

  • 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.