Have you ever wished you could stream all your favorite Disney Plus content right within Kodi? Well, now you can with the official Disney Plus Kodi addon!
In this step-by-step guide, I‘ll show you how to get the Disney Plus addon installed on your Fire TV or Android device. You‘ll be watching The Mandalorian, Loki, Turning Red, and much more in Kodi in no time!
- What is Kodi and how the Disney Plus addon integrates
- Full installation instructions from start to finish
- Setting up your VPN for security when streaming
- Comparing the Disney Plus addon vs regular app
- Advanced features like Trakt syncing and debrid services
- Fixing buffering or login issues
Let‘s get started!
What is Kodi and How Does the Disney Plus Addon Work?
For those new to Kodi, it‘s a free and open-source media center software. It brings all your media together into a single place for easy access.
Some of the great features of Kodi include:
- Organizing your local media libraries
- Installing useful addons and skins
- Scrapping metadata like posters and descriptions
- Streaming content from various add-on sources
This is where the Disney Plus addon comes in. It essentially acts as a bridge into Disney Plus, allowing you to stream all of their movies and shows directly within the Kodi interface.
You still need an active Disney Plus account. But instead of switching between apps, everything is seamlessly integrated right in Kodi.
According to the latest numbers, Disney Plus has over 129 million global subscribers. And their content library now tops over 14,000 titles. That‘s a ton of movies and shows, which you can now enjoy through Kodi!
Step-By-Step Disney Plus Kodi Addon Installation Guide
Ready to get the Disney Plus addon installed? Follow these steps carefully on your Firestick or Android TV box:
Enable Unknown Sources
First, you need to enable "Unknown Sources" in Kodi‘s System Settings:
- In Kodi, click on the gear icon ⚙️ to open System Settings
- Select Add-ons from the menu column
- Toggle on Unknown Sources
- Click Yes to confirm
Tip: You can also watch my quick video on enabling Unknown Sources below:
This allows you to install third-party addons that aren‘t sourced from the official Kodi repository. You‘ll need it switched on to add the Disney Plus addon.
Add the SlyGuy Repository
Next, you‘ll need to install the SlyGuy Repo, which hosts the Disney Plus Kodi addon:
- Go back to the Kodi Home screen
- Hover over Add-ons and click the box icon to open Install from zip file
- Select "SlyGuy" or your custom repo name
- Install repository.slyguy.zip
- Wait for the "SlyGuy Repo Add-on Installed" notification
The repo only takes seconds to install and acts as the provider for various video addons.
Install the Disney Plus Kodi Addon
Now you‘re ready to install the Disney Plus Kodi addon itself:
- Click Install from Repository
- Select SlyGuy Repo
- Open Video Add-ons
- Click on Disney+
- Select Install
- Accept any warnings by clicking OK
- Wait for the "Disney+ Add-on Installed" confirmation
And that‘s it! The Disney Plus addon will now be available in your Kodi Add-ons menu.
Log into Your Disney Plus Account
The first time you launch the Disney Plus addon, it will prompt you to log into your Disney Plus account.
Simply enter your email and password to connect it. Then you‘ll have full access to stream any Disney Plus content through Kodi!
Securing Your Connection with a Kodi VPN
When you’re streaming over Kodi, it’s highly recommended to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).
A VPN encrypts all your traffic and hides your IP address. This prevents your ISP or any other parties from monitoring what you stream over Kodi.
Some top VPN choices for privacy include:
- Surfshark – Unlimited device connections and fast speeds. Low monthly cost.
- ExpressVPN – Extremely reliable with easy-to-use apps. My personal favorite.
- NordVPN – Large server network with obfuscated servers available.
Be sure to have your VPN connected before launching Kodi. This will secure your connection end-to-end.
Disney Plus Kodi Addon vs. Regular App
So what are the main differences between using the Disney Plus Kodi addon vs. just the regular Disney Plus app?
Here are a few key advantages of the Kodi addon:
- Unified experience – You don‘t have to switch between apps. Everything is integrated right in Kodi.
- Enhanced organization – Disney Plus content can be favorited, sorted, and scraped like other Kodi media.
- Greater platform support – Available on older devices that may not officially support Disney Plus app.
- Improved reliability – Kodi streams tend to be more reliable than individual apps.
Of course, the standalone Disney Plus app can still be useful for downloading content for offline viewing. But for the best streaming experience, I prefer the Kodi addon.
Advanced Features and Configuration
Once you have the Disney Plus addon installed, there are a few advanced features and settings you can take advantage of:
Integrate with Trakt
You can connect your Trakt.tv account to keep track of any movies or TV shows you watch through the Disney Plus addon. This is great for tracking watch history and finding viewing recommendations.
In Kodi, just go to Accounts > Trakt > Authorize. Then enable scrobbling under Playback on the Trakt settings page.
Pairing a debrid service like Real-Debrid with the Disney Plus addon can help boost streaming quality and speed.
You won‘t get additional Disney Plus content, but streaming performance may improve compared to direct Disney Plus servers.
Adjust Streaming Quality
Under the Disney Plus addon settings, you can bump up the default streaming quality to 720p 60fps or 1080p. Just keep in mind higher quality uses more data.
Clear Kodi Cache
If you ever experience issues with the Disney Plus addon, try clearing the Kodi cache from System > Settings > Add-ons > Manage Dependencies. This can fix many common problems.
With those tips in mind, you‘re ready to enjoy the full Disney Plus library in Kodi!
Troubleshooting Disney Plus Kodi Addon Issues
In most cases, the Disney Plus Kodi addon will work flawlessly. But here are some troubleshooting steps if you experience any problems:
Can‘t install addon – Double check Unknown Sources is enabled, re-enter the SlyGuy Repo URL exactly as written, and try a fresh Kodi install if needed.
Authentication errors – Try logging out and back into your Disney Plus account through the addon. Also, make sure your subscription is still active.
Buffering or lag – Check your internet speeds, restart your modem/router if needed, wire your device for faster speeds, or try adjusting the default streaming quality to 720p.
Content not available – Certain titles may be limited depending on your geographic Disney Plus license. A VPN can sometimes help access restricted content.
In most cases, simply reauthorizing your Disney Plus login or reinstalling the addon itself will resolve any issues accessing content.
And there you have it! With the Disney Plus Kodi addon installed, you can now kick back and stream thousands of shows, movies, and more from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Studios.
From new releases like Turning Red to classics like The Lion King, you‘ll have endless entertainment at your fingertips through Kodi.
So grab some popcorn, fire up Kodi, and immerse yourself in the magical world of Disney!