The best Disney+ downloaders - free and paid 2021
Disney Plus has tons of exciting content from Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars. A special feature of streaming services is that they do not necessarily offer their content on a permanent basis. Sooner or later they remove it to make room for something new. How can you make sure that you can watch your favorite films and series again and again in this case? You will need a good Disney + downloader to save the videos on your PC. We have researched for you which recording tools are available and have put together their advantages and disadvantages for you.
Find out what software you can buy and whether there is also a way to record Disney Plus to MP4 for free.
Disney+ downloaders for Windows 10 PCs
1. Audials Movie
Audials Movie is a practical Disney+ downloader tool that makes streaming recording easier with numerous functions.
In contrast to many screen recorders, the recording quality does not depend on the size of your screen, but on what you set in Audials Movie. So you can record in HD on any screen. Optional is the use of GPU encoding, which you can use to get the maximum of your graphics card's performance. Audials Movie will automatically search for the movie tags such as title, genre, etc. Audials Movie also automatically selects the optimal frame rate.
What makes it more user-friendly is the fact that you can play Disney+ at twice the speed and nevertheless record it without any loss of quality. That saves a lot of time.
In order to avoid sitting in front of the PC all the time while recording, use the batch recording to automatically record several films one after the other.
Unlike other streaming recorders, Audials Movie will not ask for your Disney+ credentials. The software comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee. So you are on the safe side.
Please note: Audials Movie only works with the Chrome, Edge and Firefox browsers, but not with Opera. The software only works on Apple (Parallels required) and Windows devices.
- records in HD
- GPU encoding
- automatically searches for tags
- optimal birate automatically
- 2x recording speed
- batch recording
- your Disney Plus login details are NOT required
- 14 days money-back guarantee
- does not support the Opera browser (but only Chrome, Firefox and Edge)
- only available for Windows and Apple (via Parallels)
2. DVDFab Disney Plus Downloader
DVDFab Disney Plus Downloader will capture your favorite videos in 1080p or 720p as MP4, optionally with subtitles. The practical thing is that you do not need to buy further recorder software if you are subscribed to other streaming services that you want to capture too: DVDFab records Netflix, hulu, Amazon Video, HBO, U-NEXT.
However, you should note that when you install DVDFab, it is possible that some features are blocked by the Windows Defender.
+ HD video recordings
+ records many further sources
- Some features can be blocked by the Windows Defender
3. Joyoshare Screen Recorder
The Joyoshare Screen Recorder is, as the name suggests, a screen recorder. It records whatever is playing on your PC and saves it as MP4, MKV, WMV and many more video formats.
One disadvantage of the Joyoshare Screen Recorder is that the user interface is only available in English. In addition, the resolution of the recorded video depends on the screen size. Since it is a universal screen recorder, it lacks additional functions that make streaming recording more pleasant.
PlayOn can be used to record videos from Disney + as well as from other streaming services.
All you have to do is find the video you want using PlayOn's search function and click the record button. Subtitles can also be recorded.
With PlayOn you can define at what time a recording should start and end.
Before you buy, however, you should ask yourself whether you trust the manufacturer enough that you would entrust your Disney Plus login details to them. Because otherwise, it is not possible to record.
Would you like to quickly install the demo version on your PC and try it out without registration? Unfortunately, that won't work, because before you can even download the tool, the manufacturer asks you to register.
5. Leawo Video Downloader
Leawo Prof. Media is a useful software for those who often copy videos to DVD or want to make a backup of their old DVDs. Among the many useful features, there is the video downloader feature that makes possible to record Disney Plus videos in 6x speed by copying the URL of the video. Like PlayOn, the Leawo Prof. Media Video Downloader will ask you to log in before you will be allowed to record a video from Disney Plus.
However, you will not have any guarantee what will happen to your video streaming credentials if you decide to use Leawo Prof. Media. The software does not have a video manager either that sorts your videos automatically by genre and by series. If you are a real Disney+ fan who builds up an enormous video collection, perhaps you will miss that someday.
- copying videos to DVD
- records in 6x speed
- asks for your Disney Plus credentials
- no video manager
6. Replay Video Capture by Applian
Replay Video Capture is a Disney+ downloader with a clear user interface. To record any video that is shown on your screen, click Get video and it will be automatically detected. To start recording, click the Record button. As Replay Video Capture only records the screen, you will have the same advantages and disadvantages as for the Joyoshare Screen Recorder (except for the English UI).
- record anything on your screen in various file formats
- easy to use
- No further useful features for Disney Plus recordings
- resolution depends on screen size
7. Any Video Converter Ultimate
Any Video Converter Ultimate by AVC is a further Disney+ screen recorder that you can use to record anything that is played back on your PC screen. You can choose the codec for your screen recordings, but not the video format. That can be confusing for some users. You can use this tool to burn DVDs, to convert videos and to play them back. However, the pros and cons of Any Video Converter Ultimate are the same as for Applian Replay Video Capture.
- record anything on your screen
- easy to use
- No further useful features for Disney Plus recordings
- resolution depends on screen size
Free Disney+ Downloaders
FreeGrabApp (Free Disney Plus Download)
FreeGrabApp works similarly as the Leawo Prof. Media: The only thing you have to do is logging
in to Disney Plus, copying the URL of the desired video and starting the recording in the FreeGrabApp FreeDisneyPlusDownload. And after some time you will have a video file on your PC, optionally in HD (1080p).
However, please note FreeGrabApp also will ask you to enter your Disney Plus credentials into the tool.
A further disadvantage that has nothing to do with the videos itself: The software only exists in English which is not really user-friendly.
Last but not least: If you install and open the software, it will be named FreeDisneyPlusDownload, but on the website it is called Free Disney Plus Video Downloader which could be confusing for the users.
- saving videos by copying & pasting URL
- HD quality
- you will have to enter your login data into FreeGrabApp
- only English user interface
- it is not clear what the real name of the software is
How to record Disney Plus for free to MP4 without installing a software
Additionally, there are many online Disney+ video downloaders for those who do not want to install a software on their PCs. They all work in a similar manner: You only need to copy the video URL into the tool. However, it is recommended to avoid using online video downloaders of that kind because you never know whether the file that you will get is legal. And you never know whether you will download files that will harm your PC.
+ simple usage
+ no software installation required
- Is it legal?
Comparison of Disney Plus Downloaders
Here is an overview of all the described tools:
|Audials Movie||DVDFab||Joyoshare||PlayOn||Leawo||Applian||Any Video Converter Ultimate||Onvico, ymp4, OFFMP3|
|Recording speed||2x||no info||1x||no info||6x||1x||1x||no info||no info|
|Disney+ credentials required||-||✔||-||✔||✔||-||-||✔||-|
|Best frame rate automatically||✔||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Price||$29,90||$89,99*||$55,95||$59,99*||$39,95*||$39,95||€47,54||free or $18,99||free|
How to download a Disney+ video on mobile phone and tablet
If you want to watch a Disney+ movie while you are on the move, you can download a movie or a TV show directly to your mobile device with the download function of Disney+ itself.
Download via Disney+ app
You can download some content in the Disney+ app in order to watch it offline.
Step 1: Adapt the Disney+ settings
Open the app settings of your Disney+ account on your mobile device and choose the download quality and download location. Optionally, you can activate the download via wi-fi.
Step 2: Download the desired video
Open the movie or TV show you want to download and tap the download icon.
Step 3: Enjoy your Disney+ video!
Important to know:
- A video can be downloaded on up to 10 devices.
- The download will be available for you as long as you do not cancel your subscription.
iPhone: Record on your PC and move the file via iTunes
Step 1: On your Windows PC, use the tool Disney+ downloader „Audials Movie“, and record the movie or episode, like described above.
Step 2: Right-click onto the video file, call „Export to > iTunes“.
Step 3: Connect your iPhone or iPad via a cable.
Step 4: Use iTunes to copy the video file onto your iPhone.
Android Smartphones and Tablets: Record on PC and copy file
In order to watch a Disney+ video on your Android device, you can record it on your PC and then transfer it via a USB cable.
Step 1: Record the Disney+ video with Audials Movie as described above.
Step 2: Click "Storage: PC" on the bottom auf Audials Movie, then click the + Icon to add your device and then choose "Android Smartphone, Tablet...".
Step 3: A new dialog will open where you will be asked to connect the Android device via USB and to select it.
Step 4: Follow the instructions to copy the video on your Android device.
Disney+ videos can be downloaded with the Disney+ app. But the problem is that you will lose them as soon as you cancel your subscription. You can avoid this by recording your favorite videos with a Disney+ downloader.
If the recording quality is not really important for you, a screen recorder will be the best choice for you. It allows you to create tutorial videos or to record computer games.
But if you are interested in high quality recordings and building up a video library you will often need the recording tool. Then it will be useful to record several videos overnight or to use the highspeed recording feature. In this case, Audials Movie is the best tool to record Disney Plus.
Get on board today and benefit from all Audials Movie features with a 14 day money-back guarantee!
How Audials Movie works
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