Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Gadgets and Gizmos > Home Entertainment Hardware forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 26-02-2020, 07:22   #1
cold187
CallMeMrKane
 
cold187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Posts: 1,028
Thanks: 92
Thanked 14 Times in 5 Posts
Disney+ Smart TV App

Hi,

just wanted to know if anyone can confirm this, with Disney+ now available to order (UK), I was thinking about taking it up, so we have a Samsung 43RU7100 TV (2019) and on Samsung's website it states the TV i have is compatible. When looking for that app via Samsung App store (on the TV) Disney+ isn't an option for download (there is Disney Life app) - Same for Vimeo

so wanted to know has anyone installed Disney+ app on their UK Samsung TV yet? any help?

Thanks
__________________
Cold187 Feedback Thread.

PSN/XBL Gamertag: CallMeMrKane
cold187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-02-2020, 09:10   #2
mikef
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Basingstoke, UK
Posts: 1,481
Thanks: 42
Thanked 28 Times in 20 Posts
I don't think the app is available to install on any platform yet, not until March 24th. It isn't on the Apple app store yet for sure.

cheers
mikef is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked once by:
cold187 (26-02-2020)
Old 26-02-2020, 09:56   #3
Wooglie
Rurouni
 
Wooglie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Farnborough
Posts: 5,992
Thanks: 1,473
Thanked 1,010 Times in 438 Posts
Same for the Fire TV, Amazon states that it's compatible, but no app yet.
Wooglie is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked once by:
cold187 (26-02-2020)
Old 26-02-2020, 10:57   #4
The Bear
Old-gold and black member
 
The Bear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Molineux
Posts: 16,899
Thanks: 450
Thanked 1,682 Times in 568 Posts
https://decider.com/2019/11/13/how-m...e-disney-plus/

Samsung Smart TVs are listed as supported here. Just a case of waiting until the app becomes available.
The Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked once by:
cold187 (26-02-2020)
Old 26-02-2020, 15:53   #5
AndyWilson
--------old-geek
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 11,881
Thanks: 110
Thanked 336 Times in 167 Posts
I don't really want to sign up until I know the app is available - just because it is in the USA doesn't definitely mean it will cross the Atlantic../

Already annoyed that the Apple TV+ app that is available on my 2019 LG TV - isn't.
AndyWilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2020, 11:09   #6
dannywonderful
Bon Viveur
 
dannywonderful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Coventry,England
Posts: 4,075
Thanks: 0
Thanked 58 Times in 48 Posts
Sky have announced today that the Disney + app will be available on their platform. I think this is a smart move by Disney, it will put them into a lot of households.
dannywonderful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2020, 11:40   #7
shand754
Gamertag - Shanduk
 
shand754's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,984
Thanks: 11
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
I contacted Disney+ about availability of the app and was told it won't go live until the launch on 24th March as others have said.
__________________
My Feedback
shand754 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2020, 12:02   #8
dannywonderful
Bon Viveur
 
dannywonderful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Coventry,England
Posts: 4,075
Thanks: 0
Thanked 58 Times in 48 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by shand754 View Post
I contacted Disney+ about availability of the app and was told it won't go live until the launch on 24th March as others have said.
You can get it on Xbox because I already have it. You can only set up your profiles and browse the menu though. Obviously no streaming yet.
dannywonderful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 21:28   #9
AdamBrunt
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 25,613
Thanks: 139
Thanked 284 Times in 196 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannywonderful View Post
Sky have announced today that the Disney + app will be available on their platform. I think this is a smart move by Disney, it will put them into a lot of households.
Do you need a Sky Q box for that ?
AdamBrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2020, 22:33   #10
GregB
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,738
Thanks: 358
Thanked 824 Times in 448 Posts
Pretty sure it does. They have Netflix already but only on SkyQ.

I can imagine subs to Disney+ are going to go through the roof ad people are stuck at home.

That Mickey is an evil genius
GregB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2020, 09:58   #11
AdamBrunt
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 25,613
Thanks: 139
Thanked 284 Times in 196 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregB View Post
Pretty sure it does. They have Netflix already but only on SkyQ.
Damn, thought as much
AdamBrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-03-2020, 21:07   #12
AdamBrunt
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 25,613
Thanks: 139
Thanked 284 Times in 196 Posts
Finally got through to a screen on Sky's website offering an upgrade to Sky Q for £0 extra a month ... then saw the £199 up front cost in the small print
AdamBrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2020, 15:22   #13
AdamBrunt
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 25,613
Thanks: 139
Thanked 284 Times in 196 Posts
Is Disney Life app the same as Disney Plus ?
AdamBrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2020, 19:39   #14
shand754
Gamertag - Shanduk
 
shand754's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,984
Thanks: 11
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamBrunt View Post
Is Disney Life app the same as Disney Plus ?
No. Disney Plus will get its own app.
__________________
My Feedback
shand754 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked once by:
AdamBrunt (21-03-2020)
Old 24-03-2020, 00:12   #15
KeyserSoze
Trusted User
 
KeyserSoze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: London
Posts: 12,782
Thanks: 801
Thanked 464 Times in 249 Posts
Disney plus is live! App available through google play store on my Android TV (Sony Bravia)
KeyserSoze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2020, 10:32   #16
JimDriver2
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 6,411
Thanks: 278
Thanked 253 Times in 161 Posts
The App is on my Samsung 4K TV KS7000 but I don't think it's showing things in 4K. I'm just getting HDR10 listed under stuff that's meant to be 4K.

Not sure if that means the TV isn't going to support 4K on Disney+ or not. I could just buy a Roku I suppose but it would then be annoying if it was then later supported on the TV...
JimDriver2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2020, 10:36   #17
oldskool
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,630
Thanks: 105
Thanked 284 Times in 147 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimDriver2 View Post
The App is on my Samsung 4K TV KS7000 but I don't think it's showing things in 4K. I'm just getting HDR10 listed under stuff that's meant to be 4K.

Not sure if that means the TV isn't going to support 4K on Disney+ or not. I could just buy a Roku I suppose but it would then be annoying if it was then later supported on the TV...
I have the nvidia shield which is obviously 4k and am watching Disney+ though that.

None of the content that should be 4k is showing as 4k on my device, just 1080p.

I think this is due to Disney throttling the quality down by 25% due to the coronavirus thing but I could be wrong. It would be nice if there was some clarification
oldskool is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked once by:
JimDriver2 (25-03-2020)
Old 25-03-2020, 10:54   #18
JimDriver2
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 6,411
Thanks: 278
Thanked 253 Times in 161 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldskool View Post
I have the nvidia shield which is obviously 4k and am watching Disney+ though that.

None of the content that should be 4k is showing as 4k on my device, just 1080p.

I think this is due to Disney throttling the quality down by 25% due to the coronavirus thing but I could be wrong. It would be nice if there was some clarification
Thanks for that. I did wonder if that was the case but like you say there's nothing clarifying that online. I've no issue with them throttling given the current situation but it would be useful if it was just made clear for now!
JimDriver2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2020, 11:08   #19
scoobyood
Tony Danza
 
scoobyood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Zagreb
Posts: 9,256
Thanks: 908
Thanked 1,256 Times in 673 Posts
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc...irus-outbreak/

Quote:
This all started last week on the back of a phone call between EU Commissioner Thierry Breton and Netflix CEO Max Hastings. As reported here, during this call it appears that Breton asked the streaming giant to stop streaming high definition and stick to standard definition to ease pressure on broadband services while so many children and employees are now self-isolating at home.

Fortunately in these days of 4K and 8K TVs, Netflix decided not to comply with Breton’s wishes of pointlessly streaming everything in standard definition. Instead it compromised and said it was going to start limiting its bandwidth usage by 25%.

Once Netflix had made this move it was pretty much inevitable that the other major streaming platforms would follow suit, rather than risk looking like they were being ‘irresponsible’ in a time of global crisis.

As I noted in my story about Netflix throttling its bandwidth on Thursday, though, it’s unclear at this point just how necessary any of this is. So far, all of the main UK internet providers, at least, are reporting that while they have indeed seen usage of their services rise between 20 and 50 percent in the past few days, they are still not concerned about being able to meet the demands of the self-isolating, home-working masses.

Furthermore, as reported by decrypt.co soon after the Netflix announcement on Thursday, David Clark, a senior research scientist at MIT and renowned Internet pioneer, believes the move to be unnecessary. He states that there’s plenty of internet bandwidth to go around - in Europe as well as in the rest of the Web-connected world. “[What’s happening] just tells me they don’t understand how the Internet works,” Clark concludes. (I strongly recommend you read the whole article once you’ve finished this one.)

People who have complained about these moves to downgrade the quality of streaming services have been accused by some of selfishly caring more about how good their streamed picture quality looks than the horrors of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In reality, though, the issue here - at least as things stand at the time of writing - is not about self-entitled video fans. Rather it’s about the apparent power of one EU commissioner with seemingly questionable levels of technical knowledge (it’s notable that Breton talked of switching HD to SD, with no mention of switching, say, 4K to HD) to be able to cause a reduction in the quality of paid-for entertainment services across an entire continent with apparently little if any actual justification or scrutiny.

Further to this point, it’s noticeable that none of the streaming services have decided to reduce their bandwidth utilization outside of Europe, despite Coronavirus now being a truly global threat.

None of the streaming services have been prepared to discuss in any technical detail how they’re achieving their bandwidth reductions, and end-user experiences with different portals for different streaming apps seem to be inconsistent at the moment. Though Apple TV+ seems to be the most aggressively affected; at the time of writing its streams are for me now a mushy, compressed-looking shadow of their normally pristine selves - and this is the experience, too, of the Apple experts at 9to5mac.com.

For the avoidance of doubt, if at any point people who actually know stuff about the Internet, such as the big ISPs and David Clark, start to say that we really are approaching some kind of Internet melt down, and that limiting video streaming quality at source really could make a difference, trust me: I and, I’m sure, most other AV fans around the world would instantly rally behind the throttling move. As things stand right now, though, it feels like a forced reaction to a knee-jerk, inadequately scrutinized political decision. And those sort of situations surely should always be at least be questioned, no matter what else might be going on around us.
Non problem.. being made a problem.
scoobyood is online now   Reply With Quote
Thanked once by:
JimDriver2 (25-03-2020)
Old 25-03-2020, 13:49   #20
oldskool
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,630
Thanks: 105
Thanked 284 Times in 147 Posts
Bit more research on mine and it appears that Disney+ will not stream 4k unless it can also stream in HDR or DolbyVision, they do not have standard 4k versions of stuff...

So people have said.

I honestly can't tell if my shield/LG combo is HDR or not

Last edited by oldskool; 25-03-2020 at 14:04.
oldskool is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[ Blu-ray ] Disney Classics Complete Blu-ray Box Set 1937-2018 - £200 via the Disney Store ColinP Bargain Forum 0 22-11-2018 22:57
[ DVD ] Disney Classics Complete DVD Box Set 1937-2018 - £160 via the Disney Store ColinP Bargain Forum 0 22-11-2018 22:56
Disney Medium Soft Toys now £10.80 with code + free personalisation @ Disney Store kanedaa Bargain Forum 0 10-10-2017 07:38
25% off Disney Princess items at Disney Store - TODAY ONLY Guest 86752 Bargain Forum 0 12-12-2014 12:27

All times are GMT. The time now is 22:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 Poisonous Monkey Ltd. Part of The Digital Fix Network