Quick Look: DisneyNOW, which replaces Disney Channel on Roku, combines content from three popular Disney Watch channels, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior, plus Radio Disney. The channel also includes live TV from the three cable channels, along with a number of Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs).
DisneyNOW is a TV Everywhere channel, which means that you must subscribe to a participating cable or satellite TV service in order to receive the live TV feeds and all of the on-demand content. However, there are a large number of unlocked videos available to all viewers, so the channel is worth installing even if you don't subscribe to a pay TV service.
The DisneyNOW home screen highlights new episodes of popular shows, lists your "favorites," and recommends shows to watch. The home screen also provides access to special collections - currently available are Halloween and Choose Kindness. For access to all shows, though, you'll need to select "Shows" from the menu at the top of the home screen. From there, you can get a list of all shows (A-Z) or filter by channel (Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, or Radio Disney). The Shows screen currently has the additional categories of Halloween, Star Wars, and Marvel.
Under the DCOM menu selection, you'll currently find 13 Disney movies. Current offerings all relate to Halloween and include titles such as Halloweentown, The Scream Team, and Phantom of the Megaplex.
All DCOMs require that you authenticate with a pay TV service, but there are a lot of shorts and even full episodes of Disney shows available to everyone. To find unlocked shows, you'll have to browse through all of the shows and look for video thumbnails that do not have a key symbol on them. To authenticate with a TV provider, select any locked video or go to the Provider option under the Settings menu. Go to disneynow.com/activate on your computer or mobile device and enter the code shown in the DisneyNOW channel. You will then be asked to select your TV provider, after which you will be redirected to the TV providers website where you have to log in. Major TV providers that currently support DishNOW authentication include AT&T Uverse, Spectrum, Infinity, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Frontier, Optimum, and Verizon. Many more local and regional cable systems are also included.
-- Information is current as of October 1, 2017
Developer's Channel Description: With the DisneyNOW app, your favorite Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD TV shows, DCOMs and live TV are all in one place. Watch full episodes of your favorite Disney shows and enjoy access to Disney Channel Original Movies, like Descendants 2. Personalize your experience by creating a profile using Disney Emojis and pick your favorite shows for quick access. Parents can also create a separate viewing experience for younger children with Disney Junior Mode. It’s time to open up awesome!
U.S. based Internet connection required. Before downloading this app, please note that it contains advertising for The Walt Disney Company and some third parties.
Content may be available in the U.S. only and subject to additional restrictions. Live, on demand, and advance viewing content requires current verified subscription for the applicable programming network(s) with participating TV provider.
For more information visit: http://disneynow.com/help
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Kids & Family
FEES: Cable or satellite subscription required