Disney remains one of the most well-known family-oriented TV channels out there, with its target audience ranging from children to young teenagers. While the Disney Channel’s start was in the 1980s, that doesn’t mean we still need cable to watch it. Cord-cutting involves getting rid of expensive cable and satellite subscriptions, not losing all the content you want. Here are the livestream services that can help you watch Disney Channel without cable.
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”).
While skinny bundles do offer fewer channels than most cable packages, here are the benefits:
- Lower price
- No contracts
- Stream on various devices
- Available anywhere there’s internet service
Some live TV streaming services are skinnier than others, but they all try to beat cable at their own game by offering live network TV channels over the internet. Not every skinny bundle includes Disney Channel, but many do. Let’s meet the best of them.
Hulu + Live TV is precisely what it sounds like: it includes Hulu’s extensive on-demand library and an assortment of live TV channels, including Disney Channel. While there are a few premium-channel add-ons, you don’t need to worry about a bunch of tiers or customizations. If you want to know how Hulu faces off against their nemesis cable, check out our side-by-side Hulu vs. Cable review.
Although fuboTV’s original target was sports fans, they’ve come a long way and are a worthy choice as a livestreaming provider. fuboTV now has sports and non-sports channels like the Disney channel in their arsenal. There’s a lot to like about this service, as we noted in our fuboTV review.
Sling TV is a little different from most skinny bundles because of the unique way they offer their packages. Sling TV provides customers two base packages that you can then customize with mini-bundles of similar channels instead of tiers. Sling TV also provides Disney Junior and Disney XD. You can read our full Sling TV review to learn more.
YouTube TV is a great place to get your fill of the Disney Channel. While Youtube TV is newer than the other livestream providers, Google’s skinny bundle offers an abundant channel selection that competes well with the other services. You can find out more in our YouTube TV review.
Can I Watch Disney Channel on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
You can get an app for most major streaming platforms regardless of which skinny bundle you choose. The best part? There’s no laborious installation required. 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/
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Most Popular Shows to Stream on Disney Channel
While the Disney Channel does focus on child-appropriate content, they do have a range of genres, from comedic to more dramatic. Z-O-M-B-I-E-S, for example, is technically an adventure horror film but remains family-friendly. Here are other Disney Channel shows to check out:
- “Secrets of Sulphur Springs”
- “The Ghost and Molly McGee”
- “Disney Magic Bake-Off”
- “The Owl House”
Other Channels to Stream for Disney Fans
For Disney fans, Disney Plus is an excellent option with tons 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.” In our Disney Plus review, you can learn more about why Disney has taken the streaming world by storm.
If you’re searching for channels with shows for the whole family, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network have a similar setup as Disney Channel. Nickelodeon includes animated shows and other child-friendly series, including “The Loud House” and “iCarly.” Cartoon Network has a range of animations like “Ninjago” and “The Amazing World of Gumball.”
11 thoughts on “How to Watch Disney Channel Without Cable in 2023”
I’m interested in watching Disney Latino only. Is there any way to do that with these bundles? Thanks for your help.
How can we watch if we don’t have a TV provider?
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.
How can I watch without a subscription? I don’t want to pay for a streaming service just to have a single channel.
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to watch Disney Channel without subscribing to a live TV streaming service.
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?
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?
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!
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
I would like to know the same thing!
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.