3 Ways to download Disney Plus movies and TV shows on Mac

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January 19, 2024

“Can I download Disney plus content onto my laptop to watch offline? I know I can do it via iOS but I want to watch on my MacBook” – from Reddit user

Unfortunately there is no official way to download Disney+ movies/TV shows on Mac. Same as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, there is still no Disney+ app for Mac. Currently only Prime Video released app for Mac. Many streaming services, including Disney+, provide web browser-based access to their content. This allows users to access the service without a dedicated app, as long as their web browser supports the necessary streaming technologies.

Method 1. Download Disney Plus videos on Mac with Pazu Disney+ Downloader

In this article, we aim to address the query of how to download Disney Plus videos on a Mac for offline viewing, even in the absence of the Disney+ app. Fortunately, there exists a reliable solution known as the Pazu Disney Plus Downloader. This adept software enables users to download Disney+ videos on both Windows and Mac platforms, leveraging an active internet connection. The downloaded videos are then preserved in either MP4 or MKV format at 720P resolution. This convenient feature allows you to enjoy your downloaded content offline, eliminating the need for the Disney+ app or website access.

Disney Plus Video Downloader

Disney+ Video Downloader

Download Disney+ movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download Disney+ movies & TV shows on MacBook/iMac.
  • Download Disney+ videos in 720P.
  • Preserve multilingual audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.
  • Keep downloads after Disney+ subscription expires.

The following is the detailed tutorial to download movies and TV shows from Disney+ with Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader.

Step 1. Run Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader on your Mac or Windows

Download, install and launch Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader on your Mac. Log in your Disney+ account. Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Disney Plus Video Downloader

Step 2. Add Disney+ movies/TV shows

Type the title of the movie or TV show that you want to download in below area then click the Search button.

add Disney Plus videos

Or copy&paste the link of the movie/TV show from Disney+ website. Then click the Search icon.

search Disney Plus videos

Step 3. Customize the output settings

Click Settings icon to change output video format, video codec, audio and subtitle language, output folder, etc. as you like.

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
Disney+ Video Downloader

Step 4. Download Netflix movies or TV shows

Click the download icon next to the title you want to download, the movie downloads immediately.

If the title is a  TV show, after clicking the download icon, you will need to select episodes.

Disney Plus episodes

Then click Download button. The selected episodes will be downloaded to your Mac.

Disney Plus videos to MP4

Method 2. Record Disney+ videos with screen recorder

Instead of direct downloading, you can also record Disney+ videos while streaming. Screen recorder tool allows you to record anything that is playing on your screen. To record Disney+ on Mac you an either use the free QuickTime Player or professional screen recording tools such as EaseUS RecExperts.

However, when you record Disney+ movies with QuickTime Player you may find that sound is not recorded. This is because QuickTime Player can only capture external audio via the microphone. To make QuickTime Player also record Disney+ movies with audio, you need to install the Blackhole plugin.

Learn more about recording Disney+ videos on Mac.

Method 3. Airplay Disney+ downloads to Mac from iPhone

The alternative to downloading Disney+ videos on Mac is to download the videos on your iPhone/iPad and then airplay to your Mac.

  1. Open the Disney+ app on your iPhone/iPad and log in.
  2. Play the video you want to watch. 
  3. Tap the Airplay icon. (It’s at the top of the screen.)
  4. Choose the Mac you want to watch Disney+ on.

FAQs About Downloading Disney Plus Movies on Mac

Q: Do I need Disney+ Premium subscription to download Disney Plus Movies on Mac?

A: To download Disney Plus Movies on Mac with Pazu Disney Plus Downloader, a Disney+ Basic account is enough.

Q: Can I keep the downloaded movies after Disney+ subscription expired?

Since Pazu Disney Plus Downloader helps you download Disney Plus Movies to MP4/MKV on Mac, the downloads are still playable after your subscription expired or the movies leave Disney+.

Can I install Disney+ for Windows app on Mac?

With software like Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, etc. you can install a Windows virtual machine on your Mac and then install Disney+ app for Windows. However, this doesn’t help with watching Disney+ movies offline on Mac, as the Disney+ app for Windows doesn’t support downloading videos for offline viewing.

Read more: How to download Disney+ videos on Windows?

Can I sideload Disney+ for iOS app on Mac?

Apple allowed users to “sideload” iOS apps into M1/M2 Mac running macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 or earlier via the Mac App Store. If your Mac meets the requirements, simply search Disney+ in the Mac App Store and install it under “iPad and iPhone Apps” when the results appear. In this way you can watch and download Disney+ videos on Mac.

However, this feature was disabled in macOS Big Sur 11.3 and later. Although currently there are some third-party tools claims sideloading iOS apps to Apple Silicon Macs running macOS Sonoma, Ventura and Monterey. The process are complex and the Disney+ often failed to work, according to many Reddit users.