Loads of people are signing up for Disney Plus thanks to the service’s growing catalog of hot movies and exclusive shows.
And in many cases, those who subscribe eventually wind up sharing their account with friends and family.
However, while several profiles can get created per account, not all of them will stream video simultaneously.
How many can Disney Plus users watch at once? What are the device restrictions for simultaneous streams?
Disney+: How Many Devices at Once
Subscribers to Disney Plus can watch streaming services on up to 4 different separate devices simultaneously.
This device restriction applies regardless of how many profiles get created under the account. However, using Disney Plus GroupWatch, up to six people can watch the same stream simultaneously.
The Disney Plus device restriction only applies to distinct streams on different devices. Each Disney Plus account can have up to seven other profiles, which should be sufficient for sharing the service with close friends and family.
They will all download the app, log in, and watch with a valid user name and password. The only catch is that only four of them will be able to stream different content simultaneously.
Surprisingly, Disney Plus has a higher device limit than many of its competitors. Hulu subscribers, for example, can only watch on two devices at once.
In contrast, Amazon Prime Video allows up to three simultaneous streams. Members of Netflix can watch on up to four screens at once, but only if they upgrade to the premium subscription tier.
Disney+ Download Device Limit
You may download material from Disney+ to your mobile devices. Disney+ TV programs and movies may be downloaded and stored on up to ten mobile devices.
There are zero limits to the number of times you may download the same title or how long you can view a downloaded title if you connect one of your connected devices to the internet and access Disney+ at least once every thirty (30) days.
When Disney claims you can only stream Disney+ material to four devices at once, they literally mean stream, as in view the video as it is being transmitted from Disney+ to your device.
That is not the same as viewing a program or movie that has already get downloaded to your devices.
Disney+ Simultaneous Stream Limit Workaround
Contrary to popular belief, there does not seem to be a restriction to the number of logins you permitted on your Disney+ account.
I tried this solution by logging into the same Disney+ account on several devices simultaneously.
As a result, if your family needs to watch Disney+ on more than four devices at the same time, download a programme or movie to a mobile device before additional members of the household begin streaming.
Follow these procedures to download Disney+ content on your mobile device:
- Open the Disney+ App on your mobile device.
- Choose the material you want to download.
- Select the Download option.
- When the download gets finished, your material will be ready to view on the device.
If your family is watching a Disney+ program on four devices, you may still access and explore the Disney+ app.
Go to your Downloads in the Disney+ app (that’s the icon that looks like a down arrow), pick the downloaded program, and press play to watch it on more than four devices.
Because you may download material to up to ten separate devices, you should be able to view on up to 14 devices at once (four on Disney+, and ten mobile devices can watch a downloaded programme or movie).
The Bottom Line
Streaming has reached its pinnacle. Disney Plus has provided us with both new and old entertainment. The rivalry is heating up, which encourages, among other things, account-sharing advantages. Yes, you must pay for the membership, but sharing has its own set of restrictions for Disney+ and other media streaming services.