Disney Plus app rolls out to Microsoft Store ahead of Windows 11 launch

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

What you need to know

  • The Disney+ app is now available through the Microsoft Store.
  • The app works on Windows 10 and will work on Windows 11.
  • A Disney+ app was already available for Xbox consoles, but it is now also available on PCs.

After being briefly teased during the official announcement of Windows 11, the Disney+ app is now in the Microsoft Store. While the app was first shown in an announcement video of Windows 11, it will also work on Windows 10.

Disney+ is a popular streaming service with a wide range of media, including Disney classics, Marvel content, and Star Wars movies and television shows. Depending on your region, it also has content from Star+. It's now a bit easier to watch that content on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs.

Before the launch of the Disney+ app in the Microsoft Store, you could install Disney+ as a progressive web app. That remains an option, but some people will find it easier to download an app from the Microsoft Store.

Disney+ is also the first app to take advantage of a new feature in the Microsoft Store that shows a "Stream on Disney+" button when you search for content through the store. Our executive editor covers this in more depth in his piece on the new Microsoft Store.

The addition of Disney+ to the Microsoft Store is a win for the maker of Windows. Microsoft has shown a renewed interest in app development and getting apps into the Microsoft Store. Zoom, OBS Studio, and Canva recently arrived in the Microsoft Store, as did Visual Studio Code.

When unveiling Windows 11, Microsoft's Panos Panay made a point to say, "Oh, that's cool. I love seeing Disney+ in the store."

Sean Endicott
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  • Cool, hope all other essential apps come too,
    MS took a great step by allowing all types of apps in the store
    I remember writing a feed back in that feed back hub, saying -"WE NEED MORE APPS IN THE STORE "
    I got 676+ upvotes for that
  • Does this mean PBS studio is finally on Xbox again?
  • Who cares they support the "Cancel Culture" Movement and they increasingly introduce adult themes in their children Cartoon/Live Action movies and that wonderful Disney Channel.
  • Unfortunately, that's seemingly the standard for media these day, considering the need to cater to people's feelings and all. However, I am glad to see popular apps coming to the Store.
  • So, I'm confused, are we canceling the Disney+ app because of the "Cancel Culture" Movement, or do we download and use it because cancel culture is bad and we don't want to be hyprocrits?
  • What kind of adult themes are they increasingly introducing in cartoons/live action movies for children?
  • My guess is he's talking about the "Gonzorella" episode of Muppet Babies, where Gonzo overcomes his fears of others not accepting him and wears a dress to the ball because he thinks it's pretty. Very terrifying stuff to those on the right.
  • I was thinking it'd probably be something related to gender identity/LGBTQIA+ stuff that is outside the right's "norm". It's a really sad state of affairs that people consider that "adult" content/themes.
  • Additional information
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    © Disney. All Rights Reserved. Release date
    7/1/2019 <<<------------------- ???????????
  • That's the date it became available on Xbox... which is basically the same app.
  • Well it's about time...
  • Is this just a PWA or is it a legit app? I'm disappointed to see that I still can't download movies or shows for offline playback