Finest reply: Theoretically, there are two methods to look at Disney+ on a Chromebook: watching through an online participant within the browser and through the Android app. In the mean time, playback by means of the Disney+ internet participant is not engaged on Chromebooks, however playback works through the Android app.
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The place Chromebook assist is true now
The Netherlands preview is giving us a take a look at the place platform assist for Disney+ will probably be past the checklist Disney shared on the D23 Expo — a listing that did not point out any desktop OS and or Chromebooks, despite the fact that the platform assist graphic throughout Investor Day included laptops on it. We all know that Disney+ does have an online participant, and that on PC and Mac, the Chrome Browser performs superb with it.
Sadly, the net participant would not appear to be engaged on Chromebooks (or any Linux system) proper now, in keeping with various consumer evaluations left on the Disney+ Android app. Nevertheless, a silver lining may also be present in the identical consumer evaluations:
Whereas evaluations from September talked about Chromebooks not with the ability to play Disney+ in any respect, evaluations from October do say that playback through the Android app is not less than working. If playback solely works somehow, the app is the preferable one since you can obtain movies for offline playback by means of it.
The place it ought to be on Disney+
In an ideal world, Disney+ would operate on a Chromebook the identical means Netflix and Google Play Motion pictures do: you’ll be able to stream with out an app through the Chrome browser or you’ll be able to set up the Android app and obtain movies to look at offline. In spite of everything, Chromebooks are the first computer systems for thousands and thousands of children — whether or not they’re school-issued or purchased by dad and mom that wanted a laptop computer their child would not break as soon as a month — and never supporting Disney+ on it looks like a fairly large oversight.
Hopefully the DRM test on Chromebooks and Linux will probably be fastened earlier than the primary rollout in November, however till then, not less than you’ll be able to play Disney+ in some capability on a Chromebook.
Not fairly prepared
Disney+ is sort of right here, however there are nonetheless bugs to work out.
Disney’s streaming service could have been years within the making, but it surely’s not prepared for thousands and thousands of customers on dozens of platforms fairly but. Chromebooks have two strategies for utilizing Disney+, however just one works in the mean time.
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