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Update: Due to Disney’s new Disney+ streaming service, a lot of on demand content on the Disney Now app will be moving from Disney Now to Disney+. It looks like all of the back catalog of Disney shows, Star Wars, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and shows not currently airing on a Disney channel are over at Disney+. If you are looking for a steady diet of Disney content for you or your kids I recommend checking out Disney+.
If you are looking to cut the cord and save money on cable, but are afraid the kids may go “Lord of the Flies” on you when you take away their Disney; then this post is for you.
Some of the best shows for kids today are on Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Jr. However, I find many kids (and parents) seeking out Disney shows that their kids love but are no longer airing. Shows like Phineas and Ferb, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Kim Possible, Good Luck Charlie and many more Disney classics are what people want to watch.
Luckily, you can watch the complete seasons off these shows on-demand through Disney Now. Most think you need to use your cable TV credentials to watch, but the following streaming services will also let you watch all these Disney Shows On Demand.
Disney Channel on Hulu Live TV
Hulu isn’t just a streaming library, but a full-fledged live TV service that offers network and cable channels live over the internet. Subscribers to Hulu Live TV can also use their login to access nearly every episode to every Disney show that aired on Disney Channel, Disney XD, or Disney Junior. So not only are you able to watch Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior live, but their entire show catalog is at your fingertips.
Hulu’s live TV package starts at $54.99 and includes:
- Over 65 cable TV and network channels
- 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
How To Watch Shows on Disney Now App
Disney Now is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android, and iOS. Download the Disney Now App. If you don’t have TV provider credentials, most content on the Disney Now App is Locked.
Once you sign up for Hulu Live TV, log in to Hulu on your device. Then exit Hulu and start the Disney Now App. Attempt to watch a locked episode. Depending on your device, One of the following will happen:
- You will then be prompted to choose a TV provider. At that point, choose Hulu. The content will now be unlocked.
- You will see an activation code which you then enter at https://disneynow.com/activate.
This unlocks all the shows. You will know it worked when you see your TV provider in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Notice how “Hulu” is shown in the image below.
Now you can watch all the “Girl meets World,” “Austin and Ally,” and “Liv and Maddie,” you want along with countless other Disney shows. For all the information on details on what Hulu has to offer, please see our Hulu TV Review.
Other Ways to Watch Disney Channel Online
While Hulu is provides the best value, Playstation Vue, DirecTV Now, and YouTube TV also offer Disney Channel online. Here is a listing of Disney channels offered;
YouTube TV – Offers Disney, Disney Jr., and Disney XD for $50 per month. Check out my review of YouTube TV for all the channels they have to offer. Your YouTube TV credentials can be used with Disney Now.
AT&T TV Now – Offers Disney, Disney Jr., and Disney XD as part of their “Live a Little Package” for $65 per month. Check out my review of AT&T TV NOW for all the channels they have to offer.
Sling TV offers access to Disney Channel as a part of their Orang Package for only $30 per month. However, Disney Now can not be unlocked with Sling TV credentials. So you are missing out on all that content available through the Disney Now app.
While Disney Channel is available as part of the Sling TV base package, Disney XD and Disney Jr. are available as part of the Kids Extra Package. For an additional $5 a month the Kids Extra package provides access to Disney Jr. and Disney XD. Furthermore, the Kids Extra Package adds non-Disney channels like Boomerang, Duck TV, and Baby TV.
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