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Justin Duino / How-To Geek

If you don’t want to use up your mobile data cap, you can download movies and TV shows from Disney+ to watch offline. Although you can’t save films and shows to your computer, you can download them to the iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile apps.

How to Download Disney+ Movies

First, find and select a movie you want to save for offline playback. You can either choose something from the homepage or use the app’s various search and category features to find a film of your liking.

Disney+ App Select a Movie

Next, tap on the Download button, which looks like an arrow pointing downward.

Disney+ App Tap Download Button

Your movie will immediately start downloading to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. You will check the download by looking at the progress bar (1) that replaces the Download button.

Tap on the Downloads tab (2) to see all of the movies and other content saved to your device.

Disney+ App Select Downloads Tab

Once the movie is finished downloading, select the Play button (1) that is located on top of the film’s cover art.

Alternatively, you can tap on the Fully Downloaded icon (2) found to the right of the movie’s title. The button looks like a smart device with a checkmark in the middle of the screen.

Disney+ App Select Play Button

A pop-up will appear with several options. Select the “Play” link to start watching the film.

Disney+ App Select Play Menu Button

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How to Download Disney+ TV Shows

The process for downloading TV shows within the Disney+ app is almost identical to saving movies. To begin, select a series that you wish to keep for offline playback.

Disney+ App Choose TV Show

Next, you can either tap on the Download button next to individual episodes (1) or the Download button for the entire season (2).

Disney+ App Select Download Button for an Episode or Entire Season

If you choose to download an entire season, a pop-up will appear at the bottom of your display, confirming that you wish to save a certain number of episodes. Tap the “Download” button to proceed.

Disney+ App Download Season Button

The Download button’s icon will transform into a progress bar (1). You can select the Downloads tab to check everything that’s downloading to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Disney+ App Select Downloads Tap

Every episode that you download (even if there’s just one) will be grouped by series. Tap on the series to find a specific episode to watch.

Disney+ App Select Downloaded Series

As with watching downloaded movies in the Disney+ app, you can immediately jump into the video player by selecting the Play button (1) on top of the show’s cover art.

Alternatively, you can tap the smart device icon with the checkmark in the middle of it (2) to open a new menu.

Within the pop-up menu, select the “Play” button to start watching the downloaded TV show.

Disney+ App Tap Play Button

How to Delete Downloaded Disney+ Movies and TV Shows

When you reach the end of a downloaded movie or TV show episode, the Disney+ app will offer to delete it. If you missed this button or exited the player before it appeared, you can delete watched or unwanted films and shows from the Downloads tab. Tap on it to proceed.

Disney+ App Tap the Downloads Tab

The easiest way to remove a single downloaded item is to swipe left on the listing (1) and then select the Delete button (2) that looks like a trash can.

The movie or TV show will immediately be deleted from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device without any secondary confirmation pop-up.

You can also select multiple items to be deleted at the same time. To do this, tap on the “Edit” button located in the top-right corner of the mobile app’s interface.

Disney+ App Tap Edit Button

Next, check the box next to any films or shows (1) that you wish to delete. A text bar at the bottom of the app will let you know how many items have been selected and how much space will be freed up once things are removed.

Tap on the Delete button (2) that looks like a trash can to remove the downloaded movies and TV shows from your device.

Disney+ App Select Items and then Tap Delete Button

The same process works if you want to select and delete individual TV show episodes. All you would need to do was first select the series from the Downloads list. From there, tap the “Edit” button, choose the episodes you’d like to delete, and then tap the delete button.

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