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Disney Plus English Audio Not Working? Reasons And Fixes

Disney Plus English Audio Not Working? Reasons And Fixes

Disney Plus supports audio dubs in 16 languages to accommodate linguistic and regional differences, but some users report the English audio is often not working on their streaming devices. 

Below, we’ll shed light on the possible reasons for this frustrating issue and provide some easy-to-follow solutions to fix it quickly. 

Why does English audio not work on Disney Plus?

  • Temporary session bugs are causing the app to glitch.
  • Disney Plus Dolby Digital audio format is incompatible with the streaming device.
  • English audio settings got corrupted in the app profile settings. 
  • You are using an outdated version of the Disney+ app on your device.
  • Device audio settings are not set to English as the primary language.

How do I get English audio on Disney Plus?

Re-login to Your Account

The easiest solution is to simply re-login to your Disney Plus account on your streaming device. This will remove the temporary session bugs interfering with the app and establish a new connection with the Diseny+ server. 

Restart Device

It is possible the problem is with the streaming device and not with the Disney Plus app. A quick workaround here is to restart the device, open the app, and verify everything is in order now. 

TIP: If you are using Disney Plus on a computer or Smart TV or accessing it through a streaming stick, plug out the power cable of the device at the mains to power cycle it for a successful reboot. 

Select English Language Again On Disney Plus

  • Open the Disney+ app.
  • Select a title. 
  • Select the keyboard icon on the screen to open the “Settings” menu. 
  • Choose “English.” 
  • Select the back arrow or “X” option to save the preferences and check whether this resolves your issue.

If this doesn’t work, try changing the language to English with these steps: 

  • Open the “Disney Plus” app.
  • Select the Profile icon.
  • Select “Edit Profiles.”
  • Choose a profile.
  • Under the “App Language” menu, select “English.”
  • Choose “Done,” and your Disney+ content will play in English. 

NOTE: If the movie or show is not available in English, the title will play in audio streaming options available at that moment.

Set Audio Settings to English

A few users complain the Disney Plus English audio fails to load on Apple TV. This usually is the case if the TV sound settings are not set to this language as the default.

To fix this, here are the steps you need to perform on your device:

  • Open Apple TV “Settings.”
  • Select “General.”
  • Select “Apple TV Languages.”
  • Choose “Add Language.”
  • Select “English.”
  • Confirm this action to set the English language as the primary option. 

Now, open the Disney Plus app, watch a title, and see if this fixes the problem.

Configure the Dolby Digital Audio Format on Device

Disney+ streams most English audios in Dolby 5.1 or higher, while other languages are available in Stereo format. 

Your streaming device may have compatibility issues with the Dolby Digital version, which leads to this annoying glitch. 

To fix this issue, access the “Audio Output” option under the “Audio” or “Display & Sound” settings on your streaming device and change it to Stereo or any other audio format.

Update Disney Plus

Like other streaming apps, Disney Plus regularly releases updates and patches for bugs responsible for various audio issues. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to update the app when you start experiencing this type of problem.

On Android and iOS devices, open the “Play Store” or “App Store” app, search Disney Plus, and update the app from there. 

If you are using the app on your Smart TV, make sure the “Auto Update” feature is enabled under the “Settings” > “Apps” section. You can also update the TV firmware, which will automatically update the installed apps. 


In this guide, we’ve discovered the reasons for Disney Plus English audio not working on various streaming devices, along with exploring a few solutions to resolve this glitch.

Although a bit bizarre, you now know everything about the issues and can take action to understand the content playing on Disney Plus in your native language. However, if the problem persists, update the streaming device software from the Settings menu to make it compatible with the app. 


  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at

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