Find out how to watch Disney + content on your Google Nest Hub or other smart display.
Even though smart displays with the Google Assistant started out without support for video streaming services, things have changed and you can now watch Disney Plus on the Nest Hub or something similar.
Previously the transmission could be done from the app, and we will show you how to do it, but now a voice command function has been added so you can ask the device to play Mulan or whatever you’re watching.
Google Cast Disney +
If you want to cast what you watch to a smart display, you must install the Disney + app on your phone or tablet and sign in (or register if you are not a subscriber).
Once you’re up and running, make sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network and use the Google Cast icon to select a display to watch on. Note that the list may include your TV or other compatible devices.
Use voice commands
Although casting has been an option for a while, Google has added the ability to juggle Disney + content with the power of voice commands. It says it is available on all Google Assistant capable smart displays.
This means you can say something like “Hey Google, play The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.” and completely detach your cell phone.
However, you will need to link your Disney + account first. You need to do it in the Google Home or Assistant app.
At the time of writing, it hasn’t launched yet but you’ll find that section by tapping the ‘+’ icon in the top left corner, then selecting Videos under the ‘Manage services’ section.
Note that playing content on a smart display will give you playback control, but you can’t browse content on the screen as you can in an app.