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Cord cutting is about getting rid of expensive cable and satellite subscriptions, not about losing all of the content that you really want. Just because you want to stop paying top dollar for 200 channels' worth of junk doesn't mean that you want to miss out on the channels that you actually like. The good news is that it's easy to get this content back on the cheap without having to go crawling back to the cable giants. That's why we've put together a series of guides to watching channels online without traditional pay TV – including this guide on how to watch Disney Channel without cable. Thanks to the rise of a (relatively) new type of streaming service, it has never been easy to get live network TV over the internet. Read on to learn more about how you can get a Disney Channel live stream 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  
$5.99 – $85.96 68 – 88 7 or 30 days

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$54.99 – $86.96 100+ 7 days

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$30 – $70 50+ 3 days

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How to Watch Disney Channel Online Without Cable

Since it isn't available over the air, your options for watching Disney Channel without cable are pretty straightforward. Basically, you're going to be shopping for a skinny bundle.

What does that mean? Well, a skinny bundle is a service that offers a slimmed-down selection of channels for a price that's far lower than the what the cable giants charge. The skinny bundles below deliver content “over the top,” which means that they stream over the internet like Netflix or Hulu would. But the channels are live networks, like you'd get on cable or satellite (only a whole lot cheaper). So you'll be able to watch Disney Channel online, with the same live feed you'd get from cable or satellite. The reason things end up cheaper is twofold: there are no traditional cable infrastructure costs (since these services just rely on your ISP's infrastructure and deliver their content over the internet) and – because of that first reason – there are none of those regional monopolies that allow cable giants to extort you.

Not every skinny bundle includes Disney Channel among its offerings, but plenty do. Let's meet the best of those, shall we?

Stream Disney Channel for free with Hulu

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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 don't worry about a bunch of tiers or custom add-ons here. Hulu + Live TV's selection includes Disney Channel, of course, and it also happens to include both Disney Junior and Disney XD. Not a bad haul! For more on this, you can read our review of Hulu with Live TV.

Stream Disney Channel for free with fuboTV

Free Trial

fuboTV began offering Disney-owned networks in August of 2020, making it a stronger skinny bundle option than ever. There's a lot to like about this service, as we noted in our fuboTV review. fuboTV entices new subscribers with special offers, including a free trial.

Stream Disney Channel with Sling TV

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Sling TV is a little different from most skinny bundles in how it divides up its offerings: instead of tiers, Sling TV gives you a choice of different base packages and then lets you build out custom packages through a la carte “add-ons.” It's easy to build a bundle that includes a Disney Channel live stream.  Sling TV also has Disney Junior and Disney XD on offer. You can read our full review of Sling TV  to learn more.


AT&T TV Now is, as the branding suggests, a skinny bundle that's backed by telecom and pay TV giant AT&T. There are a lot of great channels available through AT&T TV Now, and Disney Channel is among them. To learn more, you can read our review.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a skinny bundle option that comes to us from Google, the huge corporation that also owns regular old YouTube. YouTube TV shares its branding with YouTube, but it's a separate thing: it offers live streams of channels that include Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. You can sign up for YouTube TV's free trial offer, which will let you watch for free for seven days.

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

Why, yes you can! No matter which of the major skinny bundles you choose, you'll be able to get an app for most major streaming platforms.

Roku users can take their pick of Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV, because each of those services offer apps for Roku devices (these apps are technically called Roku “Channels”).

Prefer Amazon's Fire TV platform? No problem: Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each have apps for that platform.

Apple TV users can pick between Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each also work on Chromecast.

Android TV works well with Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Want to watch on a mobile device? Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV have you covered with apps for both iOS and Android mobile devices.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each also offer desktop and/or in-browser apps that make it easy to watch Disney Channel without cable on your computer.

Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV each work on Xbox One video game consoles. Hulu + Live TV also works on PlayStation 4 consoles.

In short, owners of relatively up-to-date devices from major brands like Roku, Amazon, Apple, and Google will have no trouble using most of the services listed above to watch Disney Channel without cable. Plus, there are other options besides streaming boxes. Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “How to Watch Disney Channel Without Cable

  1. Avatar 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. Avatar Doribel says:

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

    1. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar says:

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

  4. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar 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. Avatar Rhonds says:

      I would like to know the same thing!

  7. Avatar 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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