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How to find 4K content on Disney Plus − not quite as simple as you’d think

Disney Plus has officially launched in the UK, and we want to make sure you’re ready to get the most out of the long-awaited service right from the off. Here’s how to find 4K content on Disney Plus.

UPDATE: At the request of European Commissioner Thierry Breton, Disney Plus UK has launched without the ability to stream in 4K picture quality. Disney has said: “In light of the concerns expressed by government officials regarding the use of broadband services in this challenging time, we have instituted measures to lower bandwidth utilization, and in some circumstances streaming content in HD and UHD formats will be limited or unavailable. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The original article follows…

Unlike Netflix, Disney Plus only offers one subscription tier, and it includes 4K content − more than 100 titles, according to the company. However, tracking Disney Plus’ 4K content down isn’t as simple as hitting a tab or typing “4K” into the search tool.

In fact, searching “4K” won’t bring up a single result.

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Instead, you’ll need to scroll down − quite far, it should be said − the main Disney Plus landing page.

Squeezed in between the ‘Nostalgic Movies’ and ‘Animals and Nature’ sections will be a row labelled ‘Ultra HD and HDR’. Bingo!

Related: How to get Disney Plus on a smart TV

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Strangely though, there isn’t a great deal of content in here. Just 24 titles, in fact.

However, we you’ll uncover a much bigger library of 4K content by diving into the ‘Movies’ section (depending on what type of device you’re using, you may find this at the top of the main landing page, or in a sidebar or other such menu).

Here, you can filter by ‘Ultra HD and HDR’, and a far larger selection of 4K Disney Plus movies will appear − 82 titles by my count.

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Oddly, you can’t use this same method to find 4K TV shows. Though there is a dedicated TV shows section, the list of filters here does not include ‘Ultra HD and HDR’.

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It’s a clunky system, which Disney hopefully improves in the near future.

Here’s the full Disney Plus UK content list

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