‘Is Disney Plus 4K?’: Yes, but you’ll need the right equipment — here’s what you need to know

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You can stream Disney Plus in 4K, as long as you have the right setup. Shutterstock
  • Yes, Disney Plus streams in 4K, or ultra-high definition – and unlike other platforms, you can stream 4K content at no extra cost.
  • To watch 4K movies and shows on Disney Plus, you need to be using streaming devices and screens that are 4K-compatible.
  • You’ll also need to have a fast internet connection – try to aim for at least 25 megabits per second.
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Not only does $US6.99 a month get you Disney Plus’s vast library of shows and movies, it gets you much of that content in ultra-high definition 4K resolution. At that image quality, you’ll be able to see every falling snowflake in “Frozen.”

Here’s what you need to know about streaming Disney Plus in 4K resolution.

How to stream Disney Plus in 4K

Right now, among the content available in 4K from Disney Plus are all the “Star Wars” films, all of Pixar’s films, and many Disney hits like “The Lion King.”

Not all Disney Plus programs are available in 4K. If they are, you’ll see an “HD” label on the program’s details page. Once you begin streaming this movie or show, it will default to the highest resolution your system can handle.

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If a show or movie will stream in 4K, you’ll see an ‘HD’ label. Steven John/Business Insider

However, you’ll need to be using devices compatible with 4K streaming. Most recent smart TVs can handle 4K, but if you’re not sure about your current setup, you should do some research online.

You’ll also need to have a streaming device that can handle 4K. Some of these devices include:

  • Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Roku Ultra
  • Apple TV 4K
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube

You’ll also need a decent internet connection, since 4K resolution can be an internet hog. Disney doesn’t offer any exact goal you should be shooting for, but an internet speed of at least 25 megabits per second should be enough.

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You can Google ‘test my speed’ to get a real time review of your upload and download speeds. Steven John/Business Insider
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