How Disney+’s Compatibility with Samsung TV’s Creates Magical Entertainment

Samsung confirms that The Walt Disney Company’s flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service Disney+ is available to South African consumers on Samsung Smart TVs. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for some of the world’s most loved stories alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, as well as general entertainment content brand Star, featuring the latest from 20th Century Studios, Disney Television Studios, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and more. Christine Service, Senior Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa, said:

“We are delighted that Samsung TV users will be able to access Disney+’s incredible catalogue of films, series and exclusive content.”

How to Download the Disney+ App

The app will be made available on 2016 and newer Samsung models using Tizen OS but does not work on models running Orsay OS or built-in web browsers. However, TV models that do not support the Disney+ app can use other compatible devices. Here are the quick steps to a must-have entertainment experience:

Check 1. An active Disney+ subscription is required to stream content. Please refer to the Disney+ website ( for information about how to sign up.

Check 2. Make sure that your Samsung Smart TV is connected to the internet.

  • Select Home > Settings > Quick Settings.

Check 3. Always install the latest version of SW for TV.

  • Select Home > Settings > Support > Software Update > Update Now.

“Disney has always used the power of storytelling to evoke a sense of wonder and nostalgia all at once. We are equally and endlessly inspired by the idea of creating pioneering technology that captures this purpose – with vivid colours, infinite attention to detail, immersive audio and seamless connectivity to enchanting new worlds. Samsung’s compatibility with Disney+ extends far beyond the app. We share a vision to make TV viewing a completely magical experience,“

said Mike van Lier, Director of Consumer Electronics at Samsung South Africa.

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