16 Ways to Watch Disney Junior Without Cable

You can watch Disney Junior without cable on six live TV streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV all stream the Disney Junior channel live without a cable or satellite subscription.
There are 13 plans that carry Disney Junior within those six live TV streaming services.

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You can watch Disney Junior without cable on six live TV streaming services. 

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV all stream the Disney Junior channel live without a cable or satellite subscription. 

There are 13 plans that carry Disney Junior within those six live TV streaming services. 

You can jump down to the summary of how to watch Disney Junior without cable, or read through all your options.

Disney Plus is the cheapest option for Disney Junior shows on-demand, including “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures.” Subscriptions start at $7.99 per month. You can also watch some older Disney Junior shows on the Disney Now app. 

Subscribers to live TV streaming services, cable or satellite can activate the Disney Now app and watch TV shows or on-demand programs. Hulu on-demand has Disney Junior shows as well.

Disney Junior has been a premium cable network since 1997, and continues to draw huge audiences. It has well-known shows like “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Doc McStuffins.” And new shows including “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” are premiering on the channel.

How to Watch Disney Junior on TV

Thanks to this new era of streaming and cord cutting, there are a number of ways you can use a Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast to watch live TV. 

Gamers can watch TV on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. You just need an internet connection to get started.

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You don’t need Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, or anything else that comes with a triple-digit bill every month. Premium cable channels aren’t exclusive to cable or satellite TV companies anymore.

If you’re a fan of original TV shows on Disney Junior, you may want a TV streaming service that carries other networks such as Discovery, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Discovery Family, History, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Paramount Network.

Some of these streaming services offer local channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and FOX. But you should expect to pay more if you want them in your channel lineup. 

DIRECTV STREAM and fubo are currently the three live TV streaming services with Disney Junior that offer a free trial. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you don’t want to be billed for your TV plan. 


DIRECTV STREAM has Disney Junior in its entry-level channel bundle. You have four ways to watch Disney Junior without cable through DIRECTV STREAM.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations. New customers get $10 off the prices listed below for the first three months of service.

The Entertainment package has more than 75 TV channels such as Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD for $74.99 per month. Subscribers can watch TV on unlimited screens within your home.

A&E, HGTV, History, FOX News, MSNBC, Nickelodeon, ESPN, USA Network and local channels such as NBC and FOX are included in the Entertainment plan. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

The Choice package has 40 regional sports channels, including Bally Sports networks, NBC Sports and Marquee Sports Network. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. 

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including local channels, and more sports and entertainment channels. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month. 

The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as Max, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription to Premier is $154.99 per month.

Subscribers can get three months of Max, Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and MGM+ (formerly EPIX) for free before the monthly rates kick in.

There are no contracts. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and even iPhones and iPads with current iOS software.

Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want. You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV has over 75 channels including Disney Junior, Disney Channel, Disney XD, History Channel, HGTV, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN News.

Hulu has one live TV plan.

There are local NBC, ABC and FOX stations. And Hulu has a number of regional sports channels such as NBC Sports.

Hulu + Live TV costs $69.99 per month and includes unlimited DVR. 

Subscribers get more than just live TV channels to watch. You will have full access to ESPN+, Disney Plus and Hulu’s on-demand library. Look over the channel lineup for Hulu Live TV and see what local channels and regional sports networks are offered in your area.

Hulu on-demand subscribers will find a number of Disney Junior shows with numerous seasons to watch. But don’t expect to find the latest episodes that just aired on cable. 

Hulu’s on-demand streaming service costs $7.99 per month, and you can get a 30-day free trial if you’re a new subscriber. 


fubo (formerly fuboTV) carries Disney Junior, Disney Channel and Disney XD in the Pro channel package. 

fubo offers three plans with Disney Jr., fubo Pro, Elite and Premium. 

The Pro channel package has 152 channels, including Food network, HGTV, Big Ten Network, CNBC and Comedy Central are part of the Pro bundle. Local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX channels are included. 

Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.

A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee is included, and costs between $10.99 to $13.99 per month. 

The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment networks. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including all Showtime channels, for $94.99 per month

fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.

The fuboTV Elite package adds 60 more channels, including Pac-12 Networks.

Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch ESPN live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.

You can get a free 7-day trial, or look over the channel lineup for your area.

Sling TV

Sling TV has Disney Junior included in the Kids Extra bundle.

You can add Kids Extra to the Sling Orange or Sling Blue channel bundle.

The Sling Orange plan includes 32 channels, including entertainment networks like AMC, A&E, Freeform, HGTV and History. A subscription to Sling Orange costs $40 per month. 

The Sling TV Blue plan has 40 channels, including Discovery, NFL Network, FS1, and FS2.  You can combine the Sling Blue with Sling Orange for $55 per month.

The Kids Extra bundle costs $6 per month, and includes Disney Jr., Disney XD, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Boomerang and Baby TV.

Sling TV works on just about any streaming device: Roku, Firestick, Chromecast and Apple TV. Gamers can watch TV on Xbox. The Sling app is supported by Samsung Smart TVs and Smart TVs operating on Android TV or Google TV. Sling TV supports mobile apps for iOS and Android.

All subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage. Sling is currently offering half off for the first month of service. 


Vidgo lets you live stream Disney Junior on three different plans. 

The Vidgo Plus plan is $69.99 per month, and comes with 110 channels, including Disney Junior, ESPN, and FX. Subscribers get local FOX and ABC affiliates in some markets.  

The Premium package adds 40 more TV channels, and costs $84.99 per month. The Ultimate plan has more than 200 TV channels. It adds 45 Spanish-language channels.

Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV devices and Google Chromecast.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 128 channels, including entertainment networks, news and sports.

A subscription costs $72.99 per month.

YouTube TV only has one way to get Disney Junior through its base plan.

The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for fans such as ESPN, TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNews, FS1, FS2, NFL Network, and MLB Network.

BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land, VH1, BET Her, MTV2, Nick Jr., NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic are some of the entertainment channels.

You’ll be able to watch CNN, Golf Channel and FX. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.

The service works with Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. You can get a free 7-day trial of YouTube TV.

How to Watch Disney Junior on the Disney Now app

DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV and Philo all support TV Everywhere access, allowing subscribers to activate the Disney Junior app. 

You can watch the Disney Junior app on your Smart TV, tablet, smartphone, and iPad. You can watch some Disney Junior shows for free on their website on a PC or laptop, but only select episodes.  The website has older shows that are free to watch under the “Disney Junior Classics” section under the TV tab.

Watching Disney Junior without cable FAQs

These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch Disney Junior without a TV provider.

Can I watch Disney Junior on Disney Plus

You can watch new shows such as “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” on Disney Plus and Disney Junior on the same date. Disney Plus has a huge library of TV shows for children, teens and adults. The catalog is categorized by titles from Disney, Star Wars, the Marvel Universe, Pixar and National Geographic.

A subscription to Disney Plus (with Ads) is $7.99 per month. You can also get the ad-free version of Disney Plus for $10.99 per month.

Can I watch Disney Junior on Roku?

You can watch Disney Junior on any Roku device or Roku TVs by subscribing to DIRECTV STREAM, fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Youtube TV, Sling TV or Vidgo. Disney Junior shows can be found on Disney Plus as well.  

What’s the best way to watch or stream Disney Junior?

Disney Plus is an affordable way to watch shows from Disney Junior and movies from the Disney vault. Subscribers get a massive library of originals from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic. You can sign up for a subscription to Disney Plus (with Ads) is $7.99 per month. 

You can get Disney Plus commercial free for $10.99 per month. The Disney Plus Trio Bundle has Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN+ for $13.99 per month.

If you really want Disney Jr. as a live TV channel, Sling TV with the Kids Extra bundle will get you a number of cable TV channels for $46 per month. You can get half off for your first month of service. 

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