How to Find and Watch Disney Plus 4K Content

Get your Disney fix in the highest resolution

If you want to watch Disney Plus in 4K Ultra HD for the best possible viewing experience, you're in luck: Disney Plus supports 4K and makes it easy to find its 4K content. Here's what you need to watch Disney Plus 4K content, what your other high-quality picture and sound options are, and how to find 4K content.

What Is 4K and Does Disney Plus Offer 4K Content?

4K isn't the only high-quality audio and video format Disney Plus supports. The full set of audio and video options delivered by Disney Plus is:

Video

Audio

Screenshot of the Disney Plus app on iPad

Not all content on Disney plus supports all of these formats, though. As of this writing, around 100 movies on Disney Plus are available to stream in the highest quality formats: 4K Ultra HD and HDR. Virtually all content on the service streams in HD and with 5.1 surround sound.

What You Need to Watch Disney Plus in 4K

You can't just get 4K or HDR quality video streaming with any old streaming box or TV. To watch Disney Plus in 4K and other high-quality formats, you need modern devices that offer specific features and compatibility. To get 4K content from Disney Plus, you need:

  • 4K TV: TVs designed for 4K are very specific; they usually advertise 4K Ultra HD resolution or has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels or higher.
  • 4K Streaming Device: Not all streaming devices support 4K resolutions. For instance, the 4th Generation Apple TV doesn't, but its successor—the Apple TV 4K—does (not surprising, given the name).
  • Fast Internet Connection: 4K video needs a lot of bandwidth. While Disney Plus doesn't provide specific guidelines for 4K streaming, expect to need at least a 25 Mbps internet connection for the best experience. You may even want to test your internet speed before you try to watch 4K content on Disney Plus or any other service.

How to Find and Watch Disney Plus 4K Content

With those requirements met, here's how to find and watch 4K content on Disney Plus.

Watch 4K Content From Disney Plus Homescreen

Disney Plus makes it very easy to find a selection of its 4K Ultra HD content: there's a section right there on the homescreen. Just scroll down the homescreen, past other collections of featured content, until you reach the Ultra HD and HDR section. Any content you find there will offer 4K quality and like other high-end options as well.

Screenshot of 4K content on Disney Plus app homescreen

Find Disney Plus 4K by Filtering in the Movies Section

The homescreen section only features a small percentage of Disney Plus' 4K video, though. To find all of it, you can browse and filter the Disney Plus library. Here's how:

  1. Click or tap the Search menu (it's just a magnifying glass icon on some devices).

    Screenshot of the Disney Plus app on iPad
  2. Click or tap Movies.

    Screenshot of Disney Plus Search screen
  3. Click or tap the filter options (on some devices, this is a drop down that defaults to Featured) and select Ultra HD and HDR.

    Screenshot of Disney Plus 4K movie filter
  4. All content now displayed offers 4K resolution.

Check an Item's Details for 4K and Other Features

The filter option described in the last section only works to find 4K movies on Disney Plus. It doesn't help you find Dolby Vision or Dolby Atmos content and, as of this writing, it appears that there is no 4K TV on Disney Plus.

Screenshot of all audio and video format options for Disney Plus movies

So, if you want to find out what other high-quality audio and video options a movie to TV show offers, you'll need to tap on the item and check out its details. At the top of each screen, just beneath the rating and running time, is a short list of these options. Tap the Details tab and scroll down to Available in the following formats to see the full list.