How to Change Language on Disney Plus: The Ultimate Guide

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Hey there fellow Disney fan! Have you ever been in the middle of watching your favorite Pixar movie on Disney Plus when suddenly the audio switches to another language?

Or perhaps you want to watch Encanto in Spanish to practice your language skills but can‘t figure out how to change the settings.

You‘re not alone! With Disney Plus now available in over 60 countries, adjusting the app‘s language settings is a common need for viewers around the world.

In this ultimate guide, I‘ll walk you through everything you need to know to change the language on Disney Plus across all your devices.

Whether you want to set a default language or switch mid-video, you‘ll be speaking Disney‘s lingo in no time!

Why Language Customization Matters on Disney+

For a tech-savvy entertainment geek like me, having language flexibility is a must-have streaming feature. Here‘s a few reasons why:

1. Enjoy Content in Your Native Language

According to a MIT study, people best understand information conveyed in their native tongue. By switching Disney Plus to your first language, you‘ll catch every lyric in Encanto and follow along with WandaVision‘s twisted plot without missing a beat.

2. Learn a New Language

Enabling both subtitles and audio in different languages is an amazing language learning hack. You can set the Spanish audio track while reading the English subtitles to immerse yourself with context.

Plus, you get exposed to different accents and dialects which trains your ear. ¡Muy bien!

3. Share Disney Magic Across Borders

Having family overseas? Now you can stream Disney Plus in multiple languages seamlessly so everyone can follow along, even thousand of miles apart.

The special moments watching a new Disney/Pixar film together are well worth the setup.

4. Accessibility for All

From the hearing impaired needing closed captions to expats longing for entertainment in their mother tongue, language options make Disney Plus inclusive to diverse audiences.

Now anyone can enjoy the magic regardless of native language or ability!

Overview of Languages Available on Disney+

Disney Plus currently provides up to 16 language options spanning a wide range of dialects including:

  • English – Default version geared towards North American viewers
  • British English – Alternative English version with UK dialects
  • European Spanish – Castilian pronunciations used in Spain
  • Latin American Spanish – Unique vocab/slang used in Mexico, Argentina, etc.
  • Canadian French
  • European French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • European Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • Swedish
  • Hindi

This covers most major languages, with rare picks like Dutch and Hindi nicely represented too.

In the future, Disney Plus is expected to add support for even more languages as they continue expanding globally.

Upcoming additions will likely include Chinese, Arabic, Thai, Turkish, Polish, Greek, and Russian. Exciting times ahead!

Now let‘s dive into how to override the default settings and customize Disney Plus to speak your language.

Changing Disney Plus Language on Web Browser

Watching Disney Plus on your laptop or computer through a browser? Changing languages is simple:

During Video Playback

  1. Log in to Disney Plus and start playing a video
  2. Click on the audio and subtitles icon on the player toolbar
  3. Select your desired language from the audio or subtitle dropdowns
  4. Click apply to save the changes

This will switch the language instantly without affecting your profile.

For Entire Account

To make it your persistent default:

  1. Click your profile picture > My Account
  2. Under "Language Preferences", select your default
  3. Hit save changes

Now all videos will automatically play in your chosen language when logged in. Nice and easy!

Pro Tip: Still having Disney Plus language issues on your browser? Try clearing cookies/cache and reloading the page.

Changing Language on the Disney Plus App

The Disney Plus app makes switching languages a breeze whether using a smartphone, tablet, or even the Nintendo Switch:

During Video Playback

  1. Launch the Disney Plus app
  2. Start playing a movie or series
  3. Tap the audio & subtitles icon in the player
  4. Choose your preferred language from the dropdowns
  5. Tap back to start watching!

For Your Profile

To set a default language:

  1. Go to your profile tab
  2. Tap Language Preferences
  3. Select your default language
  4. Confirm by tapping Save

You‘ve now customized your Disney Plus language at a profile level.

Pro Tip: Force quit and relaunch the app if you experience any language glitches.

How to Change Language on Smart TVs

Modern smart TVs like LG, Samsung, and Sony make it easy to toggle Disney Plus languages right from your remote.

During Video Playback

  1. Open the Disney Plus app on your smart TV
  2. Choose a movie or series to start watching
  3. Press the settings or subtitles button on your remote
  4. Select Audio & Subtitles from the menu
  5. Choose your desired language
  6. Press back/exit to apply the change

For Your Profile

To set a persistent default:

  1. Go to your Disney Plus profile
  2. Change the Language Preferences to your desired language
  3. Hit save to confirm the new default

Now all your Disney Plus content going forward will automatically play in your chosen language.

Pro Tip: If the language reverts on your smart TV, try uninstalling and reinstalling the Disney Plus app to resolve any glitches.

Changing Languages Mid-Video on Gaming Consoles

Gaming consoles like Playstation and Xbox make it straightforward to tweak language settings on-the-fly:

During Video Playback

  1. Launch Disney Plus on your console
  2. Start playing your selected video
  3. Press the controller‘s subtitle or settings button
  4. Navigate to Audio & Subtitles and select your language
  5. Press back/exit to begin viewing

For Your Profile

To configure your default:

  1. Access your Disney Plus profile
  2. Modify the Language Preferences to your desired default
  3. Confirm selection to save changes

Now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy Disney Plus in the language you want.

Pro Tip: Hard reset your console to troubleshoot any Disney Plus language bugs.

Changing Languages Mid-Stream with GroupWatch

Disney Plus allows you to host virtual movie nights with GroupWatch. Up to 7 people can sync their stream remotely.

The great news is every participant can customize their language individually without affecting anyone else‘s viewing experience!

Here‘s how to change languages mid-stream during a GroupWatch session:

  1. Tap on the Audio & Subtitles button in the GroupWatch video player
  2. Select your preferred language from the options
  3. Tap Apply to confirm your language change

That‘s it! Your language will update instantly while your friends and family continue watching uninterrupted in their chosen languages.

GroupWatch language flexibility delivers a stellar streaming experience for all.

Troubleshooting Disney Plus Language Issues

Despite Disney Plus offering robust language controls, you may occasionally encounter issues like:

  • App language changing unexpectedly
  • Audio in wrong language than profile setting
  • Missing languages that were previously available

Before contacting customer support, here are some troubleshooting steps to try:

  • Double check your profile language settings are configured correctly
  • Restart the video and change languages during playback
  • Reinstall the Disney Plus app entirely
  • Update your device software in case of Disney Plus app bugs
  • Reset your device to factory settings if issues persist

For ongoing language issues, contact Disney Plus support with the following information to help them troubleshoot:

  • What device are you streaming on? (Smartphone, Smart TV, etc.)
  • What languages are involved in the issue? (e.g. switches from English to Spanish)
  • Recreation steps so they can reproduce the error
  • Any error messages appearing on screen

With some perseverance, you should have the magical kingdom of Disney Plus speaking your language in no time.

Hacks for Learning Languages on Disney+

The digital polyglots out there may be wondering – how can I use Disney Plus to pick up new languages?

Luckily, the audio and subtitle flexibility offers some creative ways to immerse yourself in new tongues. Here are my top tips:

Mimic the Characters

Set subtitles in your native language and audio in the language you want to learn. Then, mute segments and try repeating what the characters are saying to work on pronunciation.

You‘ll pick up on accents, inflections, and phrasing naturally from the engaging content.

Toggle Between Languages

Pausing to toggle between your native audio/subtitles and your target language keeps you anchored while you learn.

If you ever feel lost, you can switch back temporarily to follow along and boost comprehension.

Supplement with Language Learning Apps

Use language learning apps like Duolingo to look up Disney Plus words and phrases you don‘t recognize.

Adding vocab flashcards and taking quizzes reinforces the language acquisition.

Combining Disney Plus with active study unlocks rapid language gains. Immerse yourself in the magic!

Final Thoughts on Customizing Disney+ Languages

Hopefully this guide provided an illuminating walkthrough on how to change languages on Disney Plus across all your devices.

Here are some key tips to remember:

  • Switch languages seamlessly mid-video from subtitles menu
  • Configure default profile languages for automatic playback
  • Troubleshoot issues with app reinstalls and resetting devices
  • Use dual audio/subtitle settings to boost language learning

Unlocking Disney‘s extensive library in your native tongue or a language you‘re studying can greatly enhance your viewing pleasure.

From Snow White to Buzz Lightyear, now characters from every Disney universe can speak directly to you!

So kick back, relax, and let the magic of Disney transport you through their movies, shows, and shorts with your preferred language bringing the stories to life.

If you have any other Disney Plus language questions, feel free to reach out! Happy streaming!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.