At the moment Roku users are unable to access the new Disney+ with ads. This is a known issue at Disney+ that has been addressed on their website. Will the ad-supprted version of Disney+ eventually work on Roku? Of course it will. It is not like Roku does not have ad-supported apps. Most likely the problem is that Roku has not come to an agreement with Disney as to how to split the revenue. Problems like this are pretty common in streaming. So sooner than later this problem will just go away and I would bet on sooner.
In the meantime, those looking to save some money on Disney+ will need to look into other options to access the new version of the service. Don’t fret. You may a well have a way, or multiple ways to access the service already.
For instance, you may have a smart TV already with access to the new version of the Disney+ app. Check. You may also have a game console like a PlayStation or XBOX that can handle the new app but never thought to use it because you never needed to.
Every other mainstream streaming device will support the service as well, at least according to Disney. Do you have a Fire TV stick, a chromecast? Do you have a computer? Do you have a computer and an HDMI cable? All of these things can be at least a temporary solution.
Roku also supports AirPlay mirroring with IOS devices and computers that will let users push their apps to the TV screen via their device and Roku.
Below is a list of compatible devices that will let users watch the new Disney+ with ads.
- Disney+ web browser and system requirements
Mobile devices and tablets
- Apple iPhones and iPads
- Android phones and tablets
- Amazon Fire tablet
- Windows 10 & 11 tablets and computers
- Android TV devices
- Hisense smart TVs
- LG WebOS smart TVs
- Samsung Tizen smart TVs
- Vizio SmartCast TV
Gaming consoles and streaming devices
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV (4th generation and later)
- Cox Contour TV and Contour Stream Player Box
- Xfinity Flex and X1 TV Box