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.
Next, tap on the Download button, which looks like an arrow pointing downward.
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.
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.
A pop-up will appear with several options. Select the “Play” link to start watching the film.
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.
Next, you can either tap on the Download button next to individual episodes (1) or the Download button for the entire season (2).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.