Roku 4 users feel disappointed as they are not able to play Disney Plus on Roku 4 after May 30th 2023. Currently Disney+ supports the following Roku models:
It’s weird that all of the lower models, 2, 3, etc. working but not the Roku 4. Well, that’s because Roku 4(4400) is a one off player that uses a chipset that no other Roku uses. Since it’s now approaching eight years old, Roku is dropping support for it. Yes, there are a few older devices that are still supported, but they all use the same chipset, so the programming effort is worthwhile for a bit longer.
And while the Roku 4 is 4K (it was their first 4K player) it’s lacking one key feature that virtually all 4K streams include, and that’s HDR. So yes, unfortunately it really is obsolete. Watching HDR content in SDR really looks bad, as it’s dim and the colors are washed out. The only way to get the streaming providers to send an SDR version is to set the screen resolution to 1080, and then you lose the 4K resolution.
Though reluctantly, it is fact that you can’t stream Disney+ on Roku 4 now. Luckily here are 2 alternatives. You can purchase a new Roku device. An Roku Express 4K+ is a good replacement unless you need Ethernet, USB port, Dolby Vision, possibly some higher-end audio. It has plenty of built-in memory (more than the Roku 4), so need for an SD card. The main price is US$39.99, but you might find it cheaper elsewhere.
Another alternative is to download Disney Plus videos to MP4 and then you can watch them on any TV. All you need is Pazu Disney Plus Video Downloader and a USB drive.
Pazu Disney+ Video Downloader is a professional tool for you to download movies and TV shows to MP4 on your Mac and Windows. as you have downloaded and saved the videos to your Mac and Windows in MP4 format, you can still watch them even after cancelling Disney+ subscription.
Download Disney+ movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality.
Open your Mac or Windows device, download, install and run the Pazu Disney Plus video downloader on it. Select the key icon and enter the registration code if you have a purchased version or you can go for entering the details of log-in if you’re using a trial version currently.
Go to the search field and enter the name of the movie or the TV show.
You can alternatively copy and paste the URL link of the TV show or the movie in the search bar of the Pazu Disney Plus video downloader.
Go to the settings icon to select the video format, video codec, audio languages, subtitle languages, etc. The following are the available options:
Click on the download icon located next to the movie title on the Disney Plus platform. If you want to download the TV shows, you can click on the download icon located next to the selected episode.
There is a quick option to select the audio tracks and the subtitles before you start downloading your favorite movies or TV shows.
Then click Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.
After downloading, transfer the Disney+ MP4 videos to your USB drive. Insert the USB drive to your TV and watch the videos offline on any TV.
Download Disney+ movies and TV shows to MP4/MKV on your PC/Mac