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How to Watch The Disney Channel & Disney Junior Without Paying for Cable


If you are like me making sure your kids can access the shows they enjoy is a big part of deciding to become a cord cutter.

In my family we have a 4 year old, and the Disney Junior shows are must haves. Nothing calms our daughter down for bed like an episode of the “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and a cup of milk before bed.

So here is a quick guide on how to access these channels without signing a 2-year contract for cable TV.

Netflix and Hulu

Both Netflix and Hulu have an impressive selection of Disney Channel and Disney Jr shows. Hulu has shows like “Doc Mcstuffens” and Netflix has shows like “Princess Sofia.”

The best part is you likely already have Netflix and/or Hulu.

Disney Channel & Disney Junior Live

If you want the live feed of the Disney Channel and Disney Jr check out HuluSling TV, PlayStation Vue, or DIRECTV NOW.

They all offer a live feed of the Disney channels. They also all offer a selection of on-demand content, but it varies by service.

Disney Shows

One thing to consider is buying a season pass for Disney shows on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, or one of many other streaming stores. Starting at just $19.99 you can easily stock up on a few seasons. (I get my daughters cartoons in SD. Saves data on our old data cap and cartoons like these look the same to me in SD as they do in HD.)

If your kid is like my daughter she or he is happy to rewatch the same shows over and over as long as there is a nice selection to pick from. We just bought a few seasons of my daughter’s favorite shows. The best part was the ability to download the shows and watch them on her tablet as we traveled.

So there is a short rundown of how to watch your favorite Disney shows without agreeing to a 2-year contract for cable TV.

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  • Frank Drebin

    Thanks for including Vudu.

    Would be nice if Disney came out in the US with something similar to the UK Disney Life, but I am sure it would be hard to do with all the contractual obligations they have in place here.

  • ludist210

    “If you want the live feed of the Disney Channel and Disney Jr check out Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, or DIRECTV NOW.

    They all offer a live feed of the Disney channels. They also all offer a selection of on-demand content, but it varies by service.”

    Something worth noting is that PlayStation Vue gives full access to the Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD apps, which opens up all of Disney’s available content, including all of their VoD content.

  • Frank Drebin

    Freeform used to play a lot of Disney movies also, but it seems they stopped?

  • sloheim

    Cut and paste article. Same as every “How to watch without paying for cable”. Awful clickbait written to generate search results from Google. Awful, useless writing though.