Disney Plus 4K on Windows 11: How to Force it

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  • The Disney Plus app has made its way into the Windows Store, and you can now enjoy quality streaming of some of your favorites. 
  • On a Windows 11 device, you can stream from a browser as well, and the 4K options will also be available in this method. 
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Let us explore Disney plus 4k streaming on the Windows 11 OS.

More apps are taking up the offer and joining the Microsoft store. As you may be aware, Microsoft moved to host third-party apps on their platform to give users more variety, and Amazon and Epic are among those already on board.

Disney Plus has joined the bandwagon, and subscribers now have something to look forward to. Previously, users could access the streaming service on Windows 10 using a browser, but Windows 11 has a dedicated app.

Why won’t Disney Plus play 4K on PC?

There could be several reasons why Disney Plus may not be playing 4K content on your PC:

  • Hardware limitations – To stream 4K content on Disney Plus, your PC must meet the hardware requirements, such as having a 4K-capable display and a compatible graphics card. Disney Plus will not stream 4K content if your PC does not meet these requirements.
  • Browser limitations – Some web browsers may not support the playback of 4K content. Ensure you use a browser that supports 4K streaming, such as Opera, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
  • Bandwidth limitations – Streaming 4K content requires a lot of bandwidth. If the internet connection is slow, Disney Plus may be unable to stream 4K content.
  • Subscription limitations – Not all Disney Plus subscriptions include 4K streaming. Ensure you subscribe to a plan that includes 4K streaming.

How do I force 4K resolution on Disney Plus?

1. Enable 4k on the browser for the service

  1. Navigate Disney Plus on your browser.
  2. Log in with your credentials.
  3. Click on your account icon at the top right, then select
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  4. Select Automatic and click Save.

The Automatic setting will ensure your streams are rendered in 4K resolution on your browser.

2. Enable 4K on the Windows app

  1. Launch the Windows app. You can download it from the Windows Store if you do not have it.
  2. If you just download it, ensure you are properly signed into your account.
  3. Now click on the Settings option at the top of the application’s homepage.
  4. Select App Settings from the options.
  5. From the three options available, choose Automatic. This option makes it possible to view in 4k, but you would be using about 4GB of data every hour.
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Disney + offers a vast library of content, including movies and TV shows, in stunning 4K resolution for a premium viewing experience.

While Windows 11 users can enjoy this high-quality streaming, they must ensure that their computer meets the requirements and that they have a Disney Plus subscription that includes 4K streaming.

Following the steps in this guide, users can easily force 4K resolution on Disney Plus and enjoy their favorite content in the highest quality possible.

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