How You Can Improve Your Disney Plus Streaming Experience
Disney Plus was released one year ago. Since then, it’s joined the ranks of Netflix, Hulu, and other popular streaming services thanks to original content like The Mandalorian receiving high praise from critics and viewers alike.
Not everything about the service is perfect, however—there are many areas in need of improvement. So, without further ado, here are six tips to improve the Disney Plus streaming experience.
6 Ways to Improve the Disney Plus Streaming Experience
Streaming services certainly like rushing viewers. Right after an episode ends, Disney Plus is eager to jump straight to the next episode, giving you no room for a bathroom break, time to get a snack, etc.
Fortunately, viewers can disable autoplay with the click of a button. With it off, you’re free to take a quick breather after that exhilarating season finale.
Change Your Location With a VPN
Despite universal praise for Disney, the company’s streaming service is unavailable in many countries. While Disney has, and continues to make, efforts in spreading the service to other countries, the unfortunate truth is that many will find themselves without access to Disney Plus.
There is a solution, however: VPNs. Using a VPN to connect to different server locations tricks the streaming service into believing you’re in a different country, granting you access to Disney Plus. This also works with most other streaming services.
Enable Parental Controls
Kids are unpredictable. And with unlimited access to the Internet, keeping them away from inappropriate content becomes a full-time job. Fortunately, Disney Plus makes curating your child’s viewing preference easy.
Disney Plus hosts a plethora of parental controls that make it easy to limit what your kids can and can’t watch. Spend some time getting to know these settings and enable what you think needs to be enabled.
Take Advantage of Bonus Features
Something that separates Disney Plus from other popular streaming services is the optional bonus content offered on the service. For Disney’s original content, Disney Plus offers bonus features such as deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes, and more.
Download Shows and Movies for Future Viewing
Need to travel? The Internet’s been finicky and cuts out often? No problem! Disney Plus allows users to download TV episodes and entire movies to view later, meaning you won’t need to count on an Internet connection to view them.
Be warned, however, that downloaded movies take up a lot of space on your devices, especially if you’re downloading them in 4K quality (which you can also do).
Create Separate Profiles
Similar to Netflix, Disney Plus uses a profile system to curate content and prevent other users from messing up the algorithm. Whether you’re sharing a Disney Plus account with the entire household or a friend overseas, having separate profiles will leave your shows and movies untouched.
Disney Plus also allows the creation of kid profiles, which will limit available content to kid-friendly shows and movies.
When Disney Plus first launched, many thought it would suffer the same fate as HBO Max: a declining viewership with no notable content to rope people back in. However, Disney has played their cards right, with shows like The Mandalorian and its upcoming Marvel shows promising a sustainable platform for years to come.
That said, the streaming experience isn’t perfect. With these tips, you’ll be able to improve your streaming experience and binge the latest show in peace.