Does Samsung smart TV have Disney Plus?
Hosting Disney+ on your Samsung smart TV is easy. Now with the advent of supporting technology, most outdated devices also stand a chance to host such latest apps.
If your Samsung TV model is pre 2016 than you can’t use it directly; you have to use some extraneous compatible devices to bridge the technological gap.
In this article we will talk about many devices you can use if you want to learn how to get Disney Plus on Samsung Smart TV, if it is an older version than 2016.
Being a relatively new venture, Disney Plus is still not available in many countries and same is the case with many technological brands and their product models.
For an App built on latest software technology, hardware compatibility with outdated devices is not easy to adapt.
That is why we now see Disney Plus app built in Samsung post 2020 Smart TVs. You don’t have to download the app. It’s already there.
According to Samsung, post 2020 devices offer Disney Plus app to download on Samsung’s Tizen Smart TV Platform, Pre-installed on 2020 models. Bixby Smart Assistant provides smooth interoperability for voice control options.
What model is my Samsung Smart TV?
You can find the serial code and model number on the back of your Samsung TV. The number looks like this one: UN55MU7000FXZA
Here position # 6, 7 from left indicate the year it was made i.e. here MU suggests the year 2017. You can google this chunk of code from your TV’s Model number and see if your model is post 2016.
You can also contact Samsung customer support to ask for your Smart TV’s credentials, they will provide you a soft copy
How to download Disney Plus on Samsung Smart TV: Step by Step
If you have a compatible version, here is the way to download Disney Plus on Samsung Smart TV:
Step 01: Select the option Apps on Home screen and go for searching “Disney+”.
Step 02: If your TV were compatible with Disney+, it must appear in the list. You can install it from there.
If it weren’t, you have to find new ways to watch Disney+ on your outdated Samsung TV. There are some extraneous devices available that connect to your TV and allow you stream Disney Plus as much as you like.
What Samsung TVs support Disney Plus?
- Samsung Q950TS 8K QLED TVs
- Samsung Terrace LS7T7 Outdoor 4K QLED TV
- Samsung Q800T 8K QLED TVs
And others as well.
How to Get Disney Plus on Old Samsung SMART TV?
Casting your content like videos, music, games etc. from your mobile phone or tablets to TV is called mirroring.
You operate your phone, meanwhile the content is being shown on TV. Mirroring helps you watch any episode of your favorite game show or other streaming services like Netflix on bigger screen of TV.
For mirroring, Internet is compulsory.
To use Disney+ in your old Samsung smart TV, we use mirroring and indirect casting as well. We will discuss all the ways.
If Disney+ and other hot Samsung smart TV apps are not available at launch in your TV, you still have many ways to watch all your favorite Disney+ shows on your Samsung smart TV no matter how old it is.
The first and the hottest Gap Bridger in the list is Chromecast, A google product.
Chromecast is an affordable HDMI dongle that you can use to stream content on your TV.
It also adds smart functions to your ordinary TV i.e. Disney+ streaming and lets you use other Samsung Smart TV apps that you can’t use otherwise.
You have to integrate it in your homes’ wireless network and then direct it using your phone.
How does Chromecast work?
The main difference between Chromecast and other mirroring devices is that you don’t have to just cast your content from mobile to your TV, you can rather use your mobile phone to guide Chromecast what to stream from internet.
After that Chromecast uses its connection and streams whatever you want. That means you can also stream 4k content on your 4k TV provided you have Chromecast ultra. There is no limit.
Having said that, let me remind you that you can also mirror apps from your phone using Chromecast.
In that case, both the devices: your phone and Chromecast have to be connected simultaneously. If any of these devices loses connection or switches connection, the service breaks.
Thing to Remember: Chromecast supports display mirroring from Android devices as well as from desktop computers running its software, but not from iOS devices.
Here is a guide on how to use Chromecast:
- Pick up the Chromecast. After that, connect USB power cable with Chromecast.
- Connect other end of the USB power cable into an open USB port on your Samsung smart TV.
- Connect all your devices with the same Wi-Fi network. Different internet connections will not work here due to data security and privacy concerns.
- On your mobile device or tablet that you want to use to direct Chromecast, download the free Google Home app from Play store.
- Now you are all set to cast your content on TV using Chromecast.
In the same way you can cast Disney+ on your outdated Samsung smart TV using very easy services of Chromecast.
Amazon Fire TV
The Amazon Fire TV is a media streaming device used for videos, music, games and other media stuff on TV. It plugs in to your Samsung smart TV‘s HDMI port and lets you use Samsung smart TV apps that your device is outdated for.
Its several models are available including Fire TV Stick that works similar to Roku Streaming Stick. Relatively more expensive Fire TV cable is also available.
Apple TV, more or less a 70$ palm sized plastic box. It also uses HDMI cable to connect your TV with your phone. It then connects with your homes wireless network and you can stream online stuff on your TV.
Apple TV also helps streaming Disney+ on your Samsung smart TV by doing the same procedure as told above. Either you want to mirror content on your Samsung smart TV or simply browse internet, both ways work.
But mirroring works only with apple devices.
Xbox One X
If you have got Samsung QLED TV, It’s now super easy to connect it with Xbox One X.
After connecting Xbox One X and your Samsung smart TV using HDMI cable, you can stream Disney+ with all the ease.
For more information on this topic, click here.
You can also use PlayStation 4 to watch Disney+ and other Samsung TV apps using HDMI cable. Further process about how to connect and navigate through it, visit this page.
NVIDIA Shield TV
NVIDIA Shield TV is also a similar device like others mentioned above. If available in home, it will also work.
One thing to remember: Users have reported that NVIDIA Shield TV has slower working with Samsung smart TV. Sometimes it takes more than 45 seconds to start. But all in all it also provides good service.
Troubleshooting the Samsung smart TV casting problems
If your tablet or smart phone is not connecting, one of the following issues might have been there.
Your devices are connected on different Wi-Fi connections:
Having the same internet connection is a security measure that is mandatory to hold. The reason behind it is simple: any of your neighbor could mistakenly cast his content on you TV and to prevent this mishap, the condition of same Wi-Fi network is must.
Denying permission for connecting Phone:
if your phone is not connecting to TV, you might try restarting your TV and then connecting again. On restart, a message asking to allow mobile phone connectivity pops up. Allow the connection.
When Screen-Mirroring is off:
for mirroring to work, both devices’ mirroring buttons have to be set ON. If any of the buttons is off, the connections will not establish.
Update Samsung smart TV: step by step
After we are done with all the tricks that we can use to bring Disney+ back, let’s talk about updating the device.
Samsung Smart TV needs to be updated regularly. It’s not a dead end job after buying and then setting it for once.
You will be receiving regular software and firmware updates both of which are available on “Software Update” option.
You can set Your Samsung Smart TV to Update Automatically. To activate this feature, perform these steps:
- Connect your TV to internet.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Support > Software Update> Auto Update.
You are done!
If you have trust issues, you can update manually over internet as well. Remember, after updating manually, your TV will restart.
You can also update using USB flash drive
In case you can’t update anyhow, there is an option to troubleshoot the problem. For a detailed explanation on updates you van visit this page.