Disney Plus Not Work on a Projector: 3 Solutions

Disney Plus is probably the only streaming service that won our hearts immediately after launch.

As per the record, Disney Plus attracted over 10 million subscribers in the first 24 hours. Well, there are several legitimate reasons why this streaming service gained subscribers immediately and got us hooked for life.

We get to watch new releases, classics, series, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Nat Geo, and more surprisingly Originals from the creators at Disney.

In short, the Disney Plus content is unique, it deserves to be admired and enjoyed on a big screen.

However, despite all the efforts, we usually get to hear that “Disney Plus is not working on a projector” or “Disney Plus does not work on a projector”. Want to know why?

Why Does Disney Plus Not Work on a Projector?

For the record, Disney Plus can be enjoyed on a projector easily without any issues. All you have to do is to follow the right procedure.

Therefore if the Disney Plus is not working on a projector, you might have skipped something.

There are also some solid chances that you are not using the right tools to get the content displayed on a bigger screen.

To be more specific, What makes the problem arise?

It must be kept in mind that to enjoy Disney Plus on a projector, we need a cable or device to connect a laptop, PC, Chromecast, or gaming console to a projector.

What’s more important is that not all devices or cables of your choice can be used to fetch the content.

You need to find a cable, port, or device that is HDCP(High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant.

Most of the time, Disney Plus does not work on the projector because the cable or port is not HDCP compliant. Learn if Netflix Would Not Play on My Projector

Therefore, as soon as you find the HDCP-compliant cable or port the issue gets resolved.

The intel corporation issues licenses to these devices therefore, the content moves freely through these devices to the big screen.

What Can You Do in this Situation?

First of all, there is no need to panic. You would not be required to burn a hole in your pocket or hire a professional for the job.

All you have to do is replace the cable with the HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant cable and follow the correct procedure.

The projector can have or can not have an HDMI port, therefore the solution would not be the same.

If your projector does not have an HDMI port

Unfortunately, if your projector does not have an HDMI port. You can not watch Disney Plus on a projector.

In this case, there is only one solution. You have to make peace with watching Disney Plus on TV.

If your projector has an HDMI port

If the projector has an HDMI port, chances are you might have been using the unsupported HDMI cable.

Replace the unsupported HDMI cable with an HDCP 2.2 HDMI cable and follow the build a connection appropriately.

Therefore, bring the right HDCP connecting cable. Assuming your projector supports HDMI connection, here is what more would be required to do;

  • Plugin the projector’s power cord in a reliable power source and switch on
  • Change the source on the projector to HDMI
  • Plugin the HDMI cable to the projector’s HDMI port (It can be spotted at the back of the projector)
  • Power on laptop/Chromecast/Amazon Fire Stick
  • Connect the High Definition Multimedia Interface cable to WIFI
  • Download and launch the Disney Plus app by following the instructions given by the manufacturer
  • Signup to Disney Plus if you haven’t already or sign in if you are a regular viewer
  • Wait for Disney Plus to serve you the options
  • Select your favourite TV show or any Hollywood Blockbuster and enjoy.


  • Will Nob

    Will Nob has extensive experience with Laser Projectors. His job was to assemble laptops and projectors for a famous company in the United States. Several of his articles and research papers have been published.

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