Looking for the ultimate online video streaming experience? Disney Plus is undoubtedly one of the leading choices worldwide. It enables viewers to indulge in their favorite shows and movies at their leisure, regardless of their location, thanks to its on-demand streaming and live TV features.
As a well-known manufacturer of high-quality smart TVs, it’s only natural that Vizio’s products are ideally suited for accessing content through the Disney Plus app.
Got a Vizio TV? Keep reading and I’ll walk you through how to get Disney Plus on your Vizio TV in no time, just by following a few easy steps.
Once you’ve completed the setup, your Vizio Smart TV will be ready to stream any series or film available on Disney Plus.
ℹ Want to watch Disney Plus on Vizio? Try this first…
If you have a Vizio Smart TV manufactured in 2016 or later, you can download and install Disney Plus directly onto Vizio SmartCast:
- Turn on your Vizio TV and ensure that it is properly connected to the internet
- To access the SmartCast menu, select the V button located in the center of your remote
- Choose the All Apps tab that’s located at the very top of the display
- Go to the bottom of the page to find the Disney Plus app
- After selecting the Disney Plus app, click the Install button
- Create a new Disney Plus account or enter the credentials associated with your current Disney Plus account, and you’ll be ready to start watching!
💡 If you have a Vizio TV that was manufactured before 2016, it probably doesn’t run the SmartCast operating system but rather Via or Via+ software, which limits the number of apps you can install.
Disney Plus most likely WILL NOT work with this outdated software. Skip to this section if you have an older Vizio TV and can’t get Disney Plus to properly install.
How to Get Disney Plus if your Vizio Smart TV Doesn’t Have a ‘V’ Button
If your Vizio remote doesn’t have a V button in the center, you can try pressing the Input button until the SmartCast option appears.
Once the SmartCast interface loads, choose All Apps to find the Disney Plus app and follow steps #5 and #6 above ☝
How to Activate Disney Plus on Vizio Smart TV
Once you have the Disney Plus app installed on your Vizio Smart TV the next step is to activate your Disney Plus account.
Here are the steps:
- Launch the Disney Plus app, then select Login
- You’ll be presented with a website and a code
- Visit disneyplus.com/begin on your computer or mobile device, enter the activation code
- Wait for the screen to refresh, and start streaming Disney Plus on your Vizio TV
How to Get Disney Plus on Vizio TV with Chromecast
If you’re experiencing trouble with the Disney Plus SmartCast app on your Vizio Smart TV from 2016 or later, don’t worry! You can still access and enjoy your favorite shows and movies using the convenient built-in Chromecast functionality.
Before you try to watch Disney Plus on your Vizio TV using Chromecast, make sure your phone (or computer) and TV are BOTH connected to the SAME WiFi network.
- Ensure that your Vizio TV is equipped with Chromecast or that another Chromecast device is properly connected
- Install the Disney Plus app on your mobile device or computer, then run it
- After entering your login information, click the Log In button
- Select the Cast button in the upper right corner
- Select your Vizio TV or Chromecast from the list that appears
After selecting a movie or TV show to view and clicking the Watch Now button, Disney Plus should stream flawlessly on your Vizio through Chromecast.
Use Apple AirPlay to Watch Disney Plus on Vizio TV
If the Disney Plus SmartCast app isn’t working on your Vizio Smart TV made in 2016 or later, there’s another option for you. With the TV’s AirPlay compatibility for Apple devices, you can still indulge in your favorite movies and TV shows without any hassle.
To avoid connection problems when streaming Disney Plus on your Vizio TV using AirPlay, make sure your phone (or computer) and TV are BOTH connected to the SAME WiFi network.
- Make sure that your Vizio TV is compatible with AirPlay; otherwise, the software on your Vizio TV will need to be updated
- Install the Disney Plus app from your app store and open it on your phone or computer
- Type in your username and password, then click Log In
- Select the AirPlay button in the upper right corner
- Select your Vizio TV from the list that appears
The final step is to navigate the Disney Plus app, pick a movie or TV show and click the Watch Now button. Disney Plus will start streaming on your Vizio by using Apple Airplay technology!
How to Get Disney Plus on Older Vizio TVs (Streaming Devices & Gaming Consoles)
Several solutions exist for using Disney Plus on an older Vizio TV (made prior to 2016) that does not officially support the service.
Most modern smart devices have built-in support for Disney Plus. Here are some options you can utilize alongside your Vizio TV to enjoy your favorite content:
- Smartphones: Android, iOS
- Streaming Devices: Roku, TiVo, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast
- Gaming Consoles: Xbox, PlayStation
- Cable Companies: Comcast Xfinity
No matter which option you have laying around, one if not all of them will be able to play video content from the Disney Plus app by following the steps below 👇
- Connect the streaming device via WiFi to your Vizio TV (and an electrical outlet, if necessary)
- The next step is to locate Disney Plus in your device’s app store, press the Download button, and then sit tight as the app is installed
- Open the Disney Plus app and select the movie or tv show you wish to watch
The specific steps will change according to the type of device you’re using.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about getting Disney Plus on your Vizio TV 👇
Can you get Disney Plus on Vizio TV?
Yes. The Disney Plus app is natively available on all Vizio Smart TVs running SmartCast version 2.0 & 3.0 software. Every Vizio model manufactured in 2016 or later will run Disney Plus.
Why won’t Disney Plus work on my Vizio TV?
You can check that you are using the most recent version of the Disney Plus app by forcibly shutting it and then reinstalling it. Streaming problems may be fixed as a result, and if there are awaiting app updates, a notification asking you to install them will appear on your home screen.
Is Disney Plus available on all Smart TVs?
Yes. Disney Plus is available on all major smart TV brands. Vizio, LG, Samsung, and TCL are all compatible with Disney Plus.
As mentioned previously, there are a number of ways to get Disney Plus on your Vizio Smart TV:
- Install Disney Plus directly onto Vizio SmartCast (EASIEST SOLUTION)
- Stream Disney Plus with Chromecast
- Stream Disney Plus with Airplay
I really hope that this helped you watch your favorite Disney Plus content on your Vizio. If you were able to find a different way, I would love it if you would share your findings in the comments below 👇