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Disney+ Singapore: Not All Smart TVs Will Be Ready For The Streaming Service Here On Launch

Disney+ is finally landing on our sunny shores on 23 February 2021, available for download on a majority of compatible Android and Apple devices, but do not expect the same availability across smart TVs and game consoles here.

Due to the different operating systems used by some smart TV brands and other smart devices here, the rollout isn’t as seamless as on Android and iOS devices. As some smart TVs have been around since the start of the decade, older smart TVs may not support Disney+ either.

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Also, some older smart TVs aren’t 4K ready either, so if you want to watch The Mandalorian or WandaVision in ultra high definition glory, it’s time for an upgrade.

And even if your smart TV doesn’t work, there is also the option of casting or throwing content from your smartphone to your TV, if your TV supports it that it. Also do remember that Disney+ is available as a standalone service direct from Disney, so you do not need an existing cable TV service, just a fast fiber broadband service to power the service.

To make things easier though, we’ve done the homework for you and checked in with the different brands on having Disney+ available on their various devices.

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BrandOperating SystemsAvailable at Launch? (Yes/No)
Apple TViOSYes
Google TVAndroidYes
StarHubStarHub TV (Android)Yes
SamsungTizenYes for Tizen models, but not for earlier models running Orsay OS. Users should check the TV’s App Store to download the app manually.
LGWebOSYes for models running Web OS 3.0 (from 2016).
 
For the recent TVs, users will only have to update the system. For some older models, users might have to download the app from the LG Content Store manually.
SonyAndroidYes, the app can be downloaded from the TV’s Google Play Store and Sony Select.
NVIDIA ShieldAndroidYes
Prism+ (Q series only)AndroidYes
PlayStation 4 & 5Yes, if the app doesn’t appear on Asia PSN, you can simply switch to a US PSN account and download the app.
Xbox One & Series X|SYes

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