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Disney Plus among apps on the way to Windows 11 and Microsoft Store

Disney+ on Surface Pro X
Disney+ on Surface Pro X (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A Disney+ app will be available on Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store.
  • The app briefly appeared during Microsoft's Windows 11 announcement.
  • Windows lead Panos Panay highlighted that he loves seeing Disney+ in the store.

Alongside the announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft unveiled a new Microsoft Store. For a brief moment, you could see the Disney+ app appear within the store. To make sure no one missed it, Windows lead Panos Panay highlighted the fact that the app was available.

Just as the store appeared during the presentation, Panay said, "Oh, that's cool. I love seeing Disney+ in the store." It was quick aside to highlight one of the major additions to the Microsoft Store.

Panay quickly moved on to the rest of the presentation, so we didn't get any other details about the Disney+ app in the Microsoft Store. We're not sure if it will be a progressive web app (PWA), an Android app through the Amazon Store, or an app utilizing another technology. There's a good chance that most people won't care what technology it uses, as long as it works.

You can already watch Disney+ on Windows 10, but you have to do it through a browser. You can install Disney+ as a Windows 10 app, which provides a good experience, but it's not quite the same as having a dedicated app.

Microsoft showed a new commmitment to developers and the Microsoft Store during its Windows 11 event. Other big names, including Adobe are putting their apps into the Microsoft Store.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

11 Comments
  • The more the merrier!
  • It's on my Xbox so it's technically in the MS store. Just not for pc.
  • You can already install it as an app using Edge ...
  • We literally link to my how-to on that in this very article lol
  • Is it gonna be the UWP reworked for Windows or the Android version? I’m curious.
  • The browser/PWA UI works fine. The only real diff between it and a streaming player: keyboard/mouse vs itty-bitty remote. Meh.
  • Hopefully it will support 5.1 sound like Netflix does, a PWA version won't that's for sure
  • Love breaking the good news, but Microsoft Edge supports Dolby Atmos, so it's very possible.
  • Which begs the question why neither Disney, Netflix nor Amazon Prime support 5.1 through the browser but the Netflix UWP does... I've hear the Dolby Demo on Edge before so I know it works, even without Atmos receiver (I heard 5.1 through analogue speakers). Al the streaming is stereo only through the browser
  • While I currently use the Edge version as an app, it's not at all touch friendly. Would be nice if this one improves that.
  • "A Disney + app" or the same PWA you can install the site as right now? Store listing is good, but well.