How to watch Disney+ on Mac
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Disney+ is Disney’s repository for almost all of its video content, which spans several different brands and channels. How to watch Disney+ on a Mac.
Disney launched its streaming service in 2019 to compete with other services. It offers original movies and TV shows and features content from brands including Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic.
It is also available in different countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and many others across Europe, Middle East and parts of Africa.
How much does Disney+ cost?
Disney has several plans available for the streaming service which include Disney+ Basic, Disney+ Premium and various Disney bundles. The company is raising the prices of its plans starting December 8, and the basic Disney+ plan with ads will cost $7.99.
Disney+ Premium will be available for $10.99 per month or $109.99 per year. This version will be ad-free, and subscribers can download Disney+ content to watch on the go.
Disney will offer a variety of packages for subscribers. For example, the Disney Bundle Duo Basic will include Disney+ and Hulu — both with ads — for $9.99 per month. The plan will only be available to new Disney+ subscribers and new or existing Hulu subscribers.
A Disney Bundle Trio Basic plan will cost $12.99 per month, including Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, all with ads.
After that, the Disney Bundle Trio Premium will cost $19.99 per month with Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ with no ads for either service. Subscribers to this plan can also download content to watch later.
The Legacy Disney Bundle includes Disney+ without ads and Hulu and ESPN+ with ads. The price will increase to $14.99 a month, and users can download content to watch later.
After December 7th, this plan will not be available for purchase or exchange. However, existing subscribers can keep their plan if they don’t cancel or change it.
Some plans may not be available to people with a new or existing Disney+ subscription bill through a third-party partner. Partners include Amazon, Apple, Google, Roku, Total by Verizon, Verizon and Xfinity.
How to watch Disney+ in macOS
The official way to watch Disney+ on a Mac is through a web browser, because the official Disney+ app is only available for iOS and iPadOS.
- Start by visiting the Disney+ website.
- Click the Register Now button.
- Enter an email and click Next, then create a password.
- Choose a subscription type.
- Finally, enter your billing information.
We found only one third-party app that can provide a native Mac experience for Disney+. It’s called Clicker for Disney+, and the company also offers similar apps for other streaming services.
It’s free, from DBK Labs on Gumroad. The app allows Mac users to launch Disney+ from the dock with built-in picture-in-picture support. It can also resume the last played video automatically.
Clicker for Disney+ requires macOS High Sierra 10.14 or later.