Streaming Disney+ Just Got More Difficult For Roku Users

In case you missed it, Disney+ just debuted a new price plan for subscribers.


Instead of offering just one subscriber plan, Disney now offers two different price plans to choose from, with an ad-supported plan at $7.99 per month. But if you own one particular streaming device, you won’t be able to opt into the cheaper streaming option.

Existing and new Disney+ subscribers can now choose between the Basic plan at $7.99 per month or the Premium plan at $10.99 per month. The Basic plan includes approximately 4 minutes of ads per hour of streaming, while the Premium plan does not include ads and also offers some additional perks.


However, you’re limited to the Premium plan if you stream Disney+ via a Roku Streaming Stick or have a Roku-based smart TV. Why? Let’s dive in.


Disney explains on their website that as of right now, Disney+ Basic is not available on Roku devices or the Microsoft Windows Desktop app. Disney+ Premium, however, is available, which means you’d need to pay the higher tier $10.99 per month to be able to stream Disney+ on your Roku device.


If you opt to bundle Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, you can get the Disney Bundle Trio Premium, which is available on Roku devices. The Duo Basic and the Trio Basic plans, however, are not currently available on Roku devices.


Disney does not explain why this is an issue or when/if it may be fixed. In the meantime, you may have to find other ways to stream Disney+ if you primarily use Roku devices and currently subscribe to the Basic plan.

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