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 Shorts, Star Wars, and Marvel.
Under the DCOM menu selection, you'll currently find 13 Disney movies. Current offerings vary in content and genre with titles that include Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, Zapped, Cadet Kelly and several offerings from The Cheetah Girls.
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 February 14, 2019
Roku Channel Store Description:
- DISNEY JUNIOR MODE: Parents – you can set your profile to Disney Junior mode and create an experience for preschoolers to get ONLY Disney Junior shows and more.
- WATCH FULL EPISODES: Watch your favorite Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD shows, including episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Coop & Cami Ask the World and DuckTales.
- MAKE IT YOURS: Personalize your experience with Disney Emojis, pick your faves and discover new Disney shows.
- WATCH LIVE: Don’t have access to a TV? Stream Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD live*
Download the FREE DisneyNOW app and watch your favorite Disney shows.
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
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