Watch Offline: How to Download Movies and TV Shows from Disney Plus

Watch your favorite shows on the move

Not going to be near an internet connection and want to download movies to watch offline? With Disney Plus, it's easily possible to download movies and TV shows to your smartphone and watch them, just like if you were connected to your home Wi-Fi. Here's how to do it and what to bear in mind before you go ahead. 

You need to have the Disney+ app on your smartphone or tablet to download content. You can't watch offline through the browser version of the streaming service. 

How to Download Disney Plus Movies To Watch Offline

Can you download movies on Disney Plus? The answer is a nice and simple yes! Here's how to do it using the Disney+ app.

You need an internet connection to download the movies before watching them offline.

  1. Open Disney+ on your smartphone or tablet.

  2. Find the movie you want to download. 

  3. Tap the Download button and wait for it to finish downloading.

    This can take a varying amount of time depending on the speed of your internet connection.

  4. Go to the Downloads section of the app.

  5. Tap on the chosen movie to play it.

    Steps needed in the Disney+ app to download a movie for offline viewing

How to Download Disney Plus Episodes and Seasons to Watch Offline

If you want to download individual episodes of a favorite show or the whole season, the process is slightly different. Here's how to download Disney+ TV shows onto your smartphone.

  1. Open the Disney+ app.

  2. Tap on the show you want to download.

  3. Scroll down and choose to either tap the Download icon next to Season or the Download icon next to individual episodes, depending on what you want to watch offline.

    Steps needed in the Disney Plus app to download episodes or seasons of a TV show
  4. Go to the Downloads section of the app.

  5. Tap on the chosen show you want to watch.

  6. Tap on an episode of the show to watch it.

    Steps needed in the Disney Plus app for watching a downloaded TV show

How to Change Download Settings on Disney Plus

Disney Plus automatically chooses a Standard rate for downloading but you might wish to change how it downloads. Here's where to find the Downloading settings to tweak things for your phone.

  1. Open the Disney+ app.

  2. Tap on your Profile icon.

  3. Tap App Settings.

    You can also delete all downloads here via the Delete All Downloads option if you wish.

  4. Tap Video Quality.

    Steps needed in the Disney Plus app for changing the video quality of downloaded movies and shows
  5. Tap on your choice of video quality.

What Limitations Are There on Disney+ Downloads? 

Disney Plus doesn't have many limitations when it comes to watching offline, but it's worth bearing them in mind. Here's what you need to know.

  • You can download titles onto up to 10 smartphones or tablets. If your household is full of mobile devices, you won't have to pick your favorites for offline viewing. Up to 10 devices can download titles if you need to.
  • Download support is available for Premier Access purchases. Bought Mulan and want to watch it offline? That's ok! Disney Plus lets you watch purchased content via Premier Access offline too. It's not just streamed content that can be downloaded.
  • There's no limit on how many movies and shows you can store. You can store as many TV shows and movies as you like on your smartphone. Disney Plus has placed no limits here. Just make sure you've got enough space on your device.
  • You need to log into Disney Plus every 30 days. To refresh the license on your downloaded content, you'll need to log into Disney Plus online at least every 30 days so your downloads don't expire.