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Disney Plus Not Working On Projector

Disney Plus is a channel that has content that most kids and even adults love. Sometimes, it is good to bond over it by setting it with bowls of popcorn and cold drinks. Moreover, wouldn’t it be nice to watch it over projector for bigger view and better ambiance?

Now that you have a great idea and you want to do it. You even have bought a new projector. However, only to find out that your Disney Plus is not working on your projector screen. Do not worry as through this article, we shall provide you a guide and ways on how to fix this issue.

Why Is Disney Plus Not Working On My Projector?

There are many reasons as to why Disney Plus is not working on your projector and they main reason could be due to your HDMI cable and port that you are using are not HDCP complaint.

Another reason could be that your projector and streaming device could have outdated software. There could also be electronic glitches, software bugs, app caches and cookies factors.

Fixes on Disney Plus Not Working On Projector

Play it on a device first

  • Connect your streaming device to your phone or laptop
  • Open your Disney Plus app
  • Play a content of your Display Plus
  • Tap on the cast icon found on the top right corner
  • On the options, choose the projector

If you have Disney Plus app installed on your projector

  • Open the Disney Plus app
  • Play the content you would want to watch on it
  • Open the Disney plus app on the projector
  • Click the same show on Continue Watching column

Play Disney Plus on a web browser

You could also stream Disney Plus on web browser. Following recommended browsers are:

  • Firefox
  • Brave
  • Google Chrome

For you to be able to stream Disney content on web browser, just follow the steps below:

  • Launch Disney Plus on web browser
  • Go to the Disney Plus web app and log into your account
  • Select the content that you wish to watch
  • Tap on the cast icon
  • Choose the projector device

In the projector’s app, you cannot find the mentioned web browsers above, you could use your laptop or any device to access Disney Plus on the web. You could connect your projector by either casting it or via HDMI.

How to Stream Disney Plus via HDMI Connection

  • Connect your device to your projector through the use of your HDMI cable
  • Change your projector’s input to HDMI
  • Open Disney Plus app on the device
  • Play the show which you would want to watch

Download the Content for Offline Viewing

  • Launch Disney Plus app
  • Log into your account
  • Select the search icon found at the bottom of the screen
  • Search for the TV series of movie you would wish to download
  • Tap download icon. This is the down point arrow icon
  • Wait for the download to complete and you are good to go

To Stream Disney Plus Content

  • Launch Disney Plus app
  • Select the download icon found at the bottom of the screen
  • Look for the content that you have downloaded
  • Tap on it and it will begin streaming
  • Press the cast icon on the top right corner
  • Select your projector

Reboot the Projector

  • Turn on the projector
  • Unplug the power cord
  • Wait for 30 to 60 seconds
  • Plug the power cord again
  • Turn on the device

If your projector does not have a plug, just press and hold the power button. Turn off and turn it on again.

Reboot Your Streaming Device

Rebooting your streaming device method would depend on your streaming device. If you reboot your streaming device, it would be able to fix and run software bugs and glitches. Here are some of the most popular streaming devices in the market.

  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV
  • Roku Stick
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick

Update the Projector’s Software

There are two ways to update the software of your projector and they are through WiFi and USB.

Updating Projector’s Software via WiFi

  • Plug your projector
  • Turn on the projector to activate it
  • Ensure that you are connected to your WiFi
  • Go to settings
  • Search and select Software Update

Updating Projector’s Software via USB

  • Go to the manufacturer’s website
  • Download the latest software of your projector
  • Save the software on your USB
  • Connect to USB to the USB port of your projector
  • Select USB
  • Go to Settings
  • Select Software Update

Update Disney Plus App’s Software

  • Go to your device’s app store
  • Select on the search icon
  • Search Disney Plus
  • Click Update
  • Once the update is done, you are good to go. If there are no updates, this means that your app is up to date which means you would not need to skip this method.

Remove Cache Memory

On Your Disney Plus App

  • Navigate to the settings of your device
  • Select Apps
  • Search for Disney plus
  • Select Storage
  • Select clear cache

On Your Projector

  • Turn on your projector
  • Go to settings
  • Select Storage
  • Select clear cache

Uninstall and reinstall the app

When you do this method, keep in mind that your custom data and download content would be deleted. It also deletes unnecessary data from past updates that are slowing down your app.

  • Go to your device’s app store
  • Search for Disney Plus
  • Select uninstall
  • Once it has been uninstalled, click install again
  • Log into your account

Use an HDCP Certified Cable

If your HDMI cable is not HDCP compliant, your Disney Plus content will not play as they are copyrighted. Hence, to protect them against piracy and illegal mass streaming, they have integrated HDCP into their program which means, you will have to use an HDMI cable which is HDCP compliant.

Connect the cable to an HDCP-supported port

Now that you have an HDCP compliant cable, you will have to ensure that your port is HDCP supported port. If not, your Disney Plus will not play. To check if your projector has an HDMI port which is HDCP supported, look at the back of your projector and insert your HDCP compliant cable to HDMI1 label, Select HDMI1 device’s input source.

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