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Cord cutting is about getting rid of expensive cable and satellite subscriptions, not losing all the content you really want. Just because you want to stop paying top dollar doesn’t mean you want to miss out on the channels you actually like. The good news is that it’s easy to find your favorite content on the cheap without having to crawl back to the cable giants. We’ve put together a series of guides to watching channels online without traditional pay TV, including this one on how to watch Disney Channel without cable. It has never been easier to get live network TV over the internet. Read on to learn more about how you can get a Disney Channel livestream on your Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, or other device.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Disney Channel:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$64.99 – $33.00 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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How to Watch Disney Channel Online Without Cable

Since it isn’t available for free over the air, your options for watching Disney Channel without cable are pretty straightforward: You’ll need a live TV streaming service (aka a “skinny bundle”).

A skinny bundle is a service that offers a slimmed-down selection of channels for a far lower price than the cable giants charge. Some live TV streaming services are skinnier than others, but they all try to beat cable at its own game by offering live network TV channels over the internet. These services are often cheaper than cable, and they’re always more flexible: With a live TV streaming service, you can stream in all sorts of locations and on all sorts of devices.

Not every skinny bundle includes Disney Channel, but plenty do. Let’s meet the best of them.

Stream Disney Channel for free with DIRECTV Stream

Try It

There are a lot of great channels available through DIRECTV Stream, including Disney Channel. To learn more, read our DIRECTV Stream review.

Stream Disney Channel for free with Hulu

Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV is, appropriately enough, the live TV service from Hulu. This skinny bundle keeps things simple by offering just one base package and a few premium-channel add-ons, so you don’t need to worry about a bunch of tiers or customizations. You can bundle it with the on-demand version of Hulu, though. Hulu + Live TV’s selection includes Disney Channel, of course, as well as both Disney Junior and Disney XD. Not a bad haul! For more information, read our review of Hulu + Live TV.

Stream Disney Channel for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV was already a solid option for streaming fans when it began offering Disney-owned networks in August 2020. It’s now a stronger skinny bundle option than ever. There’s a lot to like about this service, as we noted in our fuboTV review.

Stream Disney Channel with Sling TV

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Sling TV is a little different from most skinny bundles in how it divides its offerings. Instead of tiers, Sling TV offers a choice of base packages, and then lets you build custom packages through a la carte add-ons. It’s easy to build a bundle that includes a Disney Channel livestream. Sling TV also offers Disney Junior and Disney XD. You can read our full review of Sling TV to learn more.

Can I Watch Disney Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

No matter which skinny bundle you choose, you’ll be able to get an app for most major streaming platforms. You can watch Disney Channel on everything from the massive TV in your den to a smartphone. Check out the chart below to get the details.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
browser
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hulu + Live TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

More to Watch for Disney Channel Fans

If you’re looking for more Disney content, then the obvious answer is Disney Plus. The streaming service launched in late 2019, and it quickly became one of the titans of the streaming industry. How big is Disney Plus? It took just 16 months to hit 100 million subscribers.

Disney Plus draws in subscribers by having a ton of content. Star Wars and Marvel are two of the biggest draws for adults and teens. Younger audiences can pick from animated Disney classics and original Disney Plus shows such as “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” and “Monsters at Work.” You can learn more about why Disney has taken the streaming world by storm in our Disney Plus review.

11 thoughts on “How to Watch Disney Channel Without Cable

  1. Keersten Kassab says:

    I’m interested in watching Disney Latino only. Is there any way to do that with these bundles? Thanks for your help.

  2. Doribel says:

    How can we watch if we don’t have a TV provider?

    1. Cordcutting.com says:

      Disney Channel is available via the live TV streaming services listed above. You don’t need a cable/satellite subscription if you subscribe to one of them.

  3. Ajay says:

    How can I watch without a subscription? I don’t want to pay for a streaming service just to have a single channel.

    1. Cordcutting.com says:

      Unfortunately, it’s not possible to watch Disney Channel without subscribing to a live TV streaming service.

  4. Megan K Cassidy says:

    I pay for AT&T internet. I have a Roku TV but I can not get any of the normal kids channels for my son. How can I do get the normal channels – Nick, Nick Jr, Disney, etc., all channels for kids from 2-13 years old?

  5. Joe says:

    I don’t have cable, just the internet and I want to view content on Disney now. I want to pay for it but it seems to only be available via cable subscription. is there any way around this?

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      There’s no way around logging in with a pay TV provider, but you can get access via some live TV streaming services (including DirecTV Now and Hulu with Live TV) instead of via cable or satellite!

  6. Stephen Webster says:

    I enrolled for the disney plus channel and there was no mention of using another item to get it, ie an extra payment, so I would like to know how I cancel the payment as I paid a year in advance for absolutely nothing….. Can you tell me how I get my money back

    1. Rhonds says:

      I would like to know the same thing!

  7. Not buying it says:

    So you cut the cord of PAY TV ….by paying for one of these Tv services.
    Sounds like deep stupidity to me.
    Why pay when you could ………….Pay
    You keep saying with out cable, and really your selling subscription services.

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