The newly rolled out Disney Plus streaming service basically gives thousands of movies and shows as well. It’s available virtually almost everywhere and it has dedicated apps for iPhone, Android, Fire TV, Xbox One, and Roku as well. However, (at the time of this writing) you won’t find a Disney Plus app for Windows 10. You’ll only find the Xbox One app in the Microsoft Store actually. We are going to discuss How to Install Disney Plus for Windows.
Now, to be fair, you can also watch Disney Plus via any browser on your Windows 10 machine. However, you might not want to open a full browser session or new tab. And rather, have a more app-like experience with it. Thanks to Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and a Chromium-based browser such as the new Microsoft Edge you can do just that. Let’s see how
What is a PWA?
A Progressive Web App (PWA) is when a website has been effectively designed to be “installed” as an app to a device as well. Along with a minimal border, a dedicated icon for the Windows 10 Start menu that can be pinned to the Task Bar, and one-tap run ability, the site itself becomes the app actually.
Along with Disney+ installed as a PWA on your Windows 10 desktop PC or laptop. You can access the service without having in order to open your web browser.
How to install Disney on Windows+ as a PWA
The steps to create a PWA on any Chromium-based browser are virtually the same. However, here we’ll take a look at via the new Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.
For Google Chrome
Open Chrome and head to the Disney+ website and log into your account. Then press the Menu button in the upper-right corner of Chrome’s toolbar. Then go to More tools > Create shortcut.
You have to type in a name for the shortcut and check the “Open as window” box so it opens like its own app experience. Now tap on the Create button.
That will then create a shortcut on your desktop and in the Start menu. You can also even pin it to the taskbar for easier access as well.
For Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
Installing Disney Plus as a PWA via Edge a more straightforward process. Note that for this to work you guys will need to be running the Chromium-based version of Edge. At the time of this writing, it’s in beta and also available for anyone to install actually.
Open the browser and go to the Disney+ website and log into your account. Tap on the Menu button in the upper-right corner and press the Apps > Install this site as an app.
Then, type in a name for the app shortcut and press the Install button. That will then create a Disney Plus shortcut on the Desktop and in the Start menu and you can also pin it to the taskbar.
When installed as a PWA, then Disney Plus isn’t just a shortcut to the web site. It opens in its own dedicated window that is completely separate from your browser experience as well. You open it just like you would any other regularly installed app on your PC as well.
Remember that a Disney Plus subscription basically goes for $6.99 per month or you can also get a Disney Plus Bundle that includes Hulu (With Ads) and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month. If you guys already have Hulu without ads and wish to connect it to your Disney+ account.
Alright, folks, I hope you like this article and understand now. If you have any issues and queries related to it, just comment down and let us know.
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