How to Watch Disney Plus on Roku in 2021 (March Updated)

Last updated: March 1, 2021 by Salman

Don’t know how to watch Disney+ Roku in a country where the service is not available yet? If yes, then all you need to do is set up a VPN on your Roku device by following this guide.

Disney+ offers its dedicated app for all the major streaming devices, including Roku, Smart TV, iOS, Android, Amazon Firestick, PS4, Xbox One, and Apple TV.

But here is the bummer! Disney Plus is only available in few countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, UK, Austria, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, India, Ireland, and Puerto Rico.


This is why when you try to watch Disney Plus in a country where it is not launched yet, such as Malaysia, South Africa, Singapore, Brazil, Philippines, Germany, Demark, Mexico, or anywhere, it won’t allow you to access the service because of content geo-restrictions:

“Sorry, Disney+ is not available in your country.”

Disney Plus geo-restriction error

This is where Disney Plus VPN comes to the rescue. By setting up a VPN on your device, your query of ‘is Disney Plus on Roku’ will be answered, and you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies on the streaming service from anywhere globally. Here is how you can do this:


How to Watch Disney Plus on Roku (Easy Steps)

Follow these steps to watch Disney Plus on Roku from anywhere in 2021:

Initiate the process by downloading the Disney Plus app on Roku through the method below:

How to get Disney Plus on Roku?

  1. Launch your Roku device and press the home button.
  2. Click on “Streaming Channels” on your screen and press OK.
  3. Look for “Search Channels” and type Disney+.
  4. Click on the app and add the channel. 
  5. Return to your Homes Screen and navigate Disney Plus on your channel list.
  6. Click on the icon, sign in, and start streaming.

In case you get to see a message which prevents you from getting the app based on your region, then install a VPN on your device. Unfortunately, the Roku device does not offer a built-in VPN app. This is why first, you need to set up a VPN on your router or set up a Smart DNS connection.

For Roku user, I highly recommend ExpressVPN to watch Disney+ in unsupported countries.

Set up US Roku Account

You can skip this step if you already have a US Roku account.

  1. First, download and subscribe to ExpressVPN on your Windows device.
  2. Now open the ExpressVPN app and sign-in with your account username and password.
  3. Connect to the USA server from the list.
  4. Now head to https://owner.roku.com to create a US account.
  5. The Select United States as your country, then type US Zipcode, such as 90210, 10005, 92803.
  6. Congratulations, you created your US Roku account successfully.

Set Up Virtual Router on Your Windows

  1. First, click on the Windows Logo > Settings > Network & Internet and then turn on the Mobile hotspot option (Make sure while setting up a virtual router, you are not connected with the VPN server).
  2. Now below, “Share my internet connection” set Wi-Fi.
  3. Here you need to create a new network and password. To do so, click on the “Edit” option.
  4. Now below “Related Settings,” click “Change adapter options.”
  5. Now in the “Network Connections” screen, copy the name of the connection you created a few seconds before.
  6. Hover cursor on “ExpressVPN Tap Adapter” > press right-click and then select the “Properties” option.
  7. Now in properties, click on the “Sharing” tab and box for Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection.
  8. Now in the dropdown menu, select the name of the internet connection that you created and click “OK.”
  9. Open ExpressVPN app and connect to USA server (ExpressVPN recommended servers: New Jersey-1, Washington DC & New York).
  10. Now it’s time to connect your Roku device to your new US-server-based virtual router.

Connect Roku to Virtual Router & Watch Disney+ from Anywhere

  1. Launch your Roku device and head to “Settings” and then “Network.”
  2. From there, now select the “Wireless (Wi-Fi)” option.
  3. Now in the “Choose your Network,” select the VPN-enabled virtual router that you set up earlier and connect to it by typing the password and wait for the process.
  4. Head to Roku’s home screen and select “Streaming Channels” located on the left side of the screen.
  5. Now search for “Disney Plus” and download it by selecting the “Add Channel” option.
  6. Open Disney+ app and log-in to your account.
  7. Select your favorite Disney+ content and enjoy on your Roku device in an unsupported country.

Note: Keep this in mind that using a VPN does not mean that you can watch free content on Disney Plus Roku app. A VPN service only allows you to access Disney Plus service in an unsupported country by changing your IP address with one where it is available such USA. However, if you don’t know how to get Disney+ subscription in an unsupported country, you can find it in my ultimate best Disney Plus VPN guide.


Roku Devices That Do Not Support Disney+

Unfortunately, not all Roku devices support Disney+. Here is the list of Roku devices that are not able to play Dinsey Plus:

  • Roku Streaming Stick models 3400X and 3420X
  • Roku LT model 2400X and 2450X
  • Roku 2 HD models 3000X and 3050X
  • Roku 2 XS model 3100X
  • Roku HD model 2500X

What Can I Watch on Disney Plus on My Roku Device?

You found out above how to get Disney Plus on Roku, but do you know what to watch on the streaming service? We have sorted that out for you as well; here is the list of top movies and TV shows that you can enjoy on Disney+ Roku:

  Best TV Shows

  1. The Mandolorian aka Baby Yoda show
  2. The Simpsons
  3. Star Wars Clone Wars
  4. Inhumans
  5. Forky Asks the Question
  6. That’s So Raven
  7. Even Stevens
  8. The World According t0 Jeff Goldblum
  9. Ultimate Spider-Man
  10. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

Best Movies

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  2. Avengers
  3. Thor Ragnarok
  4. Togo
  5. Lady and the Tramp
  6. Iron Man: All Parts
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy: All Parts
  8. Bambi
  9. Mary Poppins
  10. Lilo & Stitch

FAQ 

Is my Roku too old for Disney Plus?

Disney Plus recently disassociated with a few older Roku devices, which were produced from 2011 and before. If you have an older Roku device, upgrade it to a newer model to effectively stream Disney Plus.

How do I get Disney Plus on my Roku?

Launch your Roku device and visit the home screen. On the search, menu type in Disney Plus and install the application on your Roku. Sign in using your ID and password, and you’re good to go. 

Is Disney Plus available on Roku Canada? 

Yes, since Disney Plus is available in Canada, you will face no issues in getting it on your Roku device. 

Why isn’t Disney plus on my Roku?

If you are having difficulties with Disney Plus on Roku, we suggest you restart the Roku device and then check for an updated Disney Plus app version. 

How do I get Disney Plus bundle on Roku?

Subscribe to the Disney Bundle by clicking on the offer on Hulu, Disney+, or ESPN+ website. Now use those credentials to sign in on your Roku. 



Author Bio

Salman

Salman

A binge-watcher and Disney fan, Salman Ahmed loves to blog about all the latest movies, TV shows, trends & happenings in the VPN industry.

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