How to activate DisneyNOW on Roku, Smart TV & more

DisneyNOW is a TV Everywhere application for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. It contains TV shows, Disney Channel Original Movies, and live TV in one place.

You can watch full episodes, pick your favorite Disney TV series, and create your profile using Disney Emojis. The advantage is that you can get all these services for free.

However, you require a participating TV provider to access some of the content. Additionally, you will have to activate the service on your device by using the link DisneyNOW/activate.

The first step to activating DisneyNOW is to download the app on your device. DisneyNOW works on many devices, including iOS, Apple TV, Android, Kindle, Roku, Desktop browsers, Mobile browsers, Windows, Mac OSX, and Samsung Smart TVs: Tizen.

After downloading the application, you will have to log in to your TV provider and use a code provided by DisneyNOW to activate the service.

How to activate DisneyNOW

You can activate DisneyNOW on different devices. Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide for each compatible device.

Roku

To activate Disney Now on Roku:

  • Press the Home button on your Roku remote
  • Open the channel store by selecting Streaming Channels
  • Search for DisneyNOW
  • Select Add Channel to install the channel on your Roku device
  • Enter your Roku account PIN if necessary. After the installation, the channel will appear on your home screen
  • Open the DisneyNOW channel
  • Select your TV provider
  • You will see an activation code
  • Visit DisneyNOW.com/activate to activate Disney Now on your computer or mobile device
  • Enter the activation code displayed in the channel.
  • If activation is successful, the site will re-direct to your TV provider login page
  • Log in with your TV provider
  • A congratulations message will appear on your browser if successful
  • Go back to your Roku device.
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You can now watch DisneyNOW content on your Roku.

Apple TV

Apple TV users can activate DisneyNOW using the steps below:

  • Open the App Store on your Apple TV
  • Browse or search for the DisneyNOW app
  • Select the Get button to download and install the app
  • Launch DisneyNOW app
  • Select your TV provider
  • You will see an activation code
  • Go to DisneyNOW.com/activate on a web or mobile browser
  • Enter the provided activation code
  • If the details are correct, the site will re-direct to your TV provider login page
  • Log in with your TV provider
  • A congratulations message will appear on your browser if successful

You can now go back to your Apple TV device and start streaming Disney shows on DisneyNOW.

Android TV

You can watch DisneyNOW on Android TV by doing the following:

  • From the Android TV home screen, scroll to Apps
  • Select the Google Play Store app
  • Browse or search for DisneyNOW
  • Select the app after finding it
  • Select Install
  • Open the app after installing
  • Select your TV provider
  • You will see an activation code
  • Go to DisneyNOW.com/activate on a web or mobile browser
  • Enter the activation code
  • The site will re-direct to your TV provider login page
  • Log in with your TV provider

A Congratulations message will appear, indicating you can now watch full episodes on DisneyNOW.

Amazon Fire TV

Activating DisneyNOW on Amazon Fire TV requires you to follow the steps below:

  • Use the main menu on your Fire TV to search for DisneyNOW
  • Select the app once you find it
  • Select Get to start your download
  • Launch the DisneyNOW app on your Fire TV
  • Select your TV provider
  • You will see an activation code
  • Visit DisneyNOW.com/activate on a web or mobile browser
  • Enter the activation code
  • The site will re-direct to your TV provider login page
  • Log in with your TV provider
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If you have provided the correct login credentials, a Congratulations message will appear on your screen, allowing you to access Disney Channel Original Movies.

Samsung Tizen

Samsung Tizen is an operating system that allows for the installation of apps. The DisneyNOW app is available on Tizen-supported Smart TV devices from 2015 and after.

Here is how to activate the service on your Samsung TV:

  • Press the Home button on your Samsung remote
  • Select APPS
  • Select the Search icon in the top-right corner
  • Enter the term DisneyNOW
  • Select the app once you locate it
  • Select Install
  • To open the app, press the Home button
  • Highlight the app and select it to open it
  • Select your TV provider
  • You will see an activation code
  • Go to DisneyNOW.com/activate on a web or mobile browser
  • Enter the provided activation code
  • If the details are correct, the site will re-direct to your TV provider login page
  • Log in with your TV provider

When logging in to your TV provider, you will need your username or email and password. These are the credentials you used when creating a TV account.

If you provide the accurate details, you will access Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.

Can I activate DisneyNOW without a TV provider?

You cannot activate DisneyNOW without a TV provider. But if you do not subscribe to a service, you can still watch Disney Now without a TV provider.

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However, you will only view a limited number of episodes and clips. DisneyNOW is free and will not charge you an extra fee to access its service as long as you have an account with a cable provider.

What does the Disney Now subscription cost?

DisneyNOW is not a premium service. That means the service does not charge users.

However, you can only access full content and unlock extra features if you have a subscription with a participating TV provider.

Disney Now app is not working? How to fix

If the DisneyNOW app is not working, try fixing the issue using the following methods:

  • Make sure that your Internet download speed is 1.5 Mbps or better
  • Ensure that your supported streaming device, PC, or Mac is running on updated software.
  • Restart the app
  • Disconnect other devices connected to the same Internet.
  • Restart your PC, Mac, or streaming device as a last resort.

You can read more about these solutions in our comprehensive troubleshooting guide for DisneyNow.

If the problem continues, go to DisneyNOW.com/feedback to contact DisneyNOW. Alternatively, call customer support at 1 (855) 545-0310 for video playback and other technical issues.

You can access all content provided on the DisneyNOW app for free if you have a subscription with a participating TV provider.

But before watching episodes and movies, you will first have to activate the service on your device using the procedures above.

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