The media of the world has changed so much over the last 20 years. Back then, you could go into a video store and rent copies of your favorite movies for a few dollars, before watching them and having to return them within a few days. Now, you can watch anything you could possibly think of right at home with the click of a button.
We live in the age where streaming is the norm and any type of film, TV show, or documentary can be found on a TV or a computer. No longer do we have to rent and buy physical copies of movies, as most of them come free with a subscription service.
Even big, old companies like Disney are getting in on the action and with a back catalog spanning decades, there is always going to be something from them that people want to watch. Enter Disney’s streaming service Disney Plus, the perfect way to see your favorite Disney movies easily.
Yet, for all other streaming services, multiple devices can stream multiple videos at the same time. Is this the same for Disney Plus? In this article, we will look at Disney Plus and exactly how many people can watch something on it at the same time.
What Devices Can Stream Disney Plus?
Although the streaming service of Disney Plus was a little late to the market and had some teething issues when it first came out, its tardiness actually benefited the service as a whole.
You see, being later while having a huge back catalog meant that it could examine and tweak its app to adapt to every streaming device on the market.
Firestick, Roku OS, PlayStation, Xbox, Android TV, Apple TV, almost all streaming devices have access to Disney Plus and honestly the only reason they wouldn’t is compatibility issues.
Having Disney on your device is like having a gold mine, they are a well known and universally beloved brand that has such a huge amount of the most profitable movies ever made that I can’t think of many other production companies that have as large an effect on media as them.
Not only that, but not having Disney Plus on your device may hurt business.
If you were going to buy a streaming device, and you had the option of either buying the one with access to all the Disney movies and TV shows or buying the one without access, I can guarantee that almost all people would buy the one with access to Disney Plus.
Thanks to these factors, there are almost no streaming devices in the world today that can’t stream from Disney Plus, with a couple of exceptions. The big exception to this rule is mobile phones, as it depends on the operating system whether you can stream it or not.
Anything with Android or Apple should be fine, but apart from that you are probably not going to get any service from Disney.
How Many Devices Can Stream Disney Plus At A Time?
The number of devices that can stream Disney plus at once is 4. This means that 4 different people could be watching 4 different shows on 4 different devices at the same time.
Although a few people may be disappointed by this seemingly small number, as far as one group application goes this is a huge number to have working on different systems all at once.
While the number of different streams being used at the same time is limited, the number of devices that can have Disney Plus installed on it is actually much higher, and by much higher we mean infinite.
That’s right, you can have Disney Plus installed on any device that is compatible with the application. This means that if you forgot your iPad on the train, but have your iPhone handy, then you can just download the app and stream yourself a movie, as long as no one else is doing the same thing.
There is also no login device limit, meaning that you won’t be stopped from logging into Disney Plus on other devices if you choose to. Due to the massive misuse of streams and the regular handing out of logins to friends and family, there is one restriction placed on this.
You can only download up to 10 items at a time, which we think is a fair number.
How Can More People Watch Disney Plus?
If you are looking for ways to increase the amount of people watching different movies on Disney plus on different devices from your account, then I have some bad news for you. As of right now, there is no way to do this. Disney has set the limit and, unfortunately, that’s that.
Nevertheless, if you were hoping to watch the same movie or TV show with a group of people on different devices, there may be something you can do.
There is a feature to Disney Plus called Disney Group Watch, this feature lets the host and 6 other people watch the content the host chooses from different devices.
The content must always be the same, and it must be at the same time, also once this mode is activated none of the users may change the content, excluding the host.
However, other options are still available to the users, so they are not just trapped by the host. Any user may use the basic features of a streaming service: play, pause, stop, and autoplay, they may change languages, use profile pins, parental controls, and whether they want to enable or disable group watch.
It is a good idea to include these features, so that the users don’t feel as beholden to one person, and so the host doesn’t feel the pressure to accommodate everyone else as much.
This in turn allows everyone to sit back and enjoy the movie, as it should be.
The Disney watch group button is next to the play button of the movie or TV show you want to watch. After clicking it, a link will appear on your screen. All you have to do is send it to your friends.
The only issue is that you can only send it to other people with Disney Plus subscriptions, which is understandable. Once everyone has joined, click the start stream button and have a movie party with those you love.
Disney Plus has become a titan of the streaming world, rivaling the likes of Netflix and Hulu, and although it has been very successful, it has accommodated its consumer base to make itself thus.
Disney is a company that is all about family media and to facilitate this, they have a good inclusiveness about who can use their streaming service. Up to 4 people normally can use the service on different devices, and up to 7 when you want to host a single stream for movies or shows.
Although it might not seem like much, we think it is a pretty sweet deal.