Last year, Disney+ launched its ad-supported tier in the United States, called “Disney+ Basic”, which offered viewers more options to choose a plan that best serves their needs to stream their favorite content.

Unfortunately, when Disney+ Basic launched, users on Roku devices weren’t able to use the ad-supported tier and could only use the Disney+ Premium (non-ad) tier. This was due to a dispute between Disney and Roku over money.

The good news is that Disney+ subscribers on Roku devices can now use a Disney+ Basic (ad-supported) tier, but you might need to update you app to the latest version before you can use it.

To do so, within the Roku home menu

  1. Go to the Roku home menu
  2. Navigate to Settings > System > System Update

Subscriptions to Disney+ Basic are currently only available in the U.S. and in countries where an ad-supported subscription is available. Disney+ Basic subscribers will not have access to Premium features like Downloads or GroupWatch and SharePlay, as well as Dolby Atmos.

The Disney+ Basic plan is available for $7.99/month, while a Disney+ Premium subscription costs $10.99/month or $109.99/year.

Will you be using the Disney+ Basic tier on your Roku device?  Let us know on social media!


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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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