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How do I add Disney+ to my V6 box

I’ve taken out a Disney+ sub so that I can watch Hamilton tonight – but I don’t know how to do it on the V6 box – any ideas?

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Yes - it's not available on the VM TV boxes. Only VM can add apps. Disney haven't done a deal with VM to allow them to do this. I think there is some exclusivity with Sky TV. You can watch the channel on some Smart TVs where the app has been installed or added.


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Hamilton is not on until tomorrow (3 July).

The cheapest way to watch it on you tv would be to use an Amazon Firestick or Roku device.

Disney Plus UK is available on LG TVs, Sky Q, Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Android (5.0 and later), iOS (11.0 and later), PS4, Xbox One, LG WebOS smart TVs, Samsung Tizen smart TVs, Google Chromecast, Now TV, and Amazon's Fire range of streaming devices.


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I’ve taken out a Disney+ sub so that I can watch Hamilton tonight – but I don’t know how to do it on the V6 box – any ideas?


 

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The app worked well on my Fire TV Stick.

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I have it via the app on my Samsung smart TVs.

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It's also available on the Now TV sticks and boxes.

I can't believe that it's an exclusivity issue since Amazon and some TV's have it.
My guess is that it's a question about who pays for the development (port) of the Disney+ app to the TiVo V6 platform.
There is no direct financial benefit to VM to have this app - VM can hardy increase monthly subscriptions. Also I doubt if Disney think not having it in the V6 will impact subscriber numbers much.

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The company that wants to put it on the STB always develop it, it's not actually a big deal as a lot of the code is reused, Virgin would be required to provide on the ground tech support and I would imagine some sort of licensing fee, there would need to be a test period, all of this takes time..

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I use disney+ on a FireTV stick. As i never watch live TV i don't may the BBC so can't have a tivo or sky box 🙂 not watched live tv in 5 years.
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Re: How do I add Disney+ to my V6 box


@Corinneangela wrote:

I have it via the app on my Samsung smart TVs.


...same.

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