Have you ever wanted to watch the old Disney shows from your childhood? It can be a hassle to find again shows that were canceled and are no longer showing on television. However, you will be happy to know that there are several ways to watch shows that Disney has stopped broadcasting. To watch these old shows, search online through YouTube, through commercial sites, or by searching for a streaming site through a search engine.
Method 1 of 5: Watch on YouTube
Step 1. Check the Disney YouTube channel
Type Disney in the search bar on Youtube. After searching, scroll down to find the official Disney channel. Change the filter tab in the upper left corner to channels if you can't find it. Scroll through the list of uploaded videos and playlists to see if they have the show you want.
Because official Disney channels don't have many full episodes, it's best to enjoy the old shows a bit
Step 2. Search YouTube
If you have a show in mind, enter the name of the show in the search tab. Include the words "full episodes" to find the episodes instead of clips. Some videos will contain many episodes in a row. Other times, the episodes are divided into multiple videos and can be arranged in a playlist.
- For example, enter "Hannah Montana full episodes" to specify the published full episodes of this show.
- This is an easy-to-use option, perfect for anyone who wants to watch full episodes on a trusted, familiar site.
Step 3. Specify seasons and episodes
If you want to find a specific starting point or episode, search for the episode title or include the season and episode number in your search. For example, if you want to see the first episode of Hannah Montana, search for "Hannah Montana Season 1 Episode 1" or "Lilly, do you want to know a secret?" If the episode is on YouTube, it will appear during one of these searches.
Television databases and other sites, including Wikipedia, often contain a list of episodes grouped by season with a short synopsis. Use them to help find specific episodes
Method 2 of 5: Watch Online Through Disney
Step 1. Look on the Disney website
Find the official website of the Disney channel. Navigate to the list of programs using the "all programs" icon in the middle of the page. Choose the program you want to watch. Disney only has a few shows listed, but full episodes are available.
Using the Disney website and app is best for anyone who wants to watch the latest and most popular canceled shows through an official source
Step 2. Find the Disney phone app
The app is called Disney Channel and can be found in the iTunes and Android stores. Look for it there. The application displays the same programs as the official internet site, so it is only useful for viewing recent canceled programs on the go.
Step 3. Enter your subscription information
The application requires you to enter login information for a television subscription service such as Spectrum or DirectTV. Without it, it is impossible to navigate to the programs and play them. Try the Disney channel website if you don't want to do this.
Method 3 of 5: Buy the programs
Step 1. Consult online retailers
Disney does not offer physical collections of many of its shows, but some of them are available in retail stores. Look on Amazon or other sites that offer DVDs. You can find DVDs containing seasons of recent and popular canceled shows, including Hannah Montana or The Wizards of Waverly Place.
This option is best for those who want to have a physical copy of their programs
Step 2. Take a look at digital video marketers
iTunes has a wider variety of canceled Disney shows for sale. Type the title of the show in the search bar. Scroll down until you see the list of TV episodes. There, you can click "see all" to see what's available. Try adding a season number to your search to refine the results.
This option is for those who want to buy from a safe and legitimate source but don't mind that it is digital
Step 3. Select the episode
iTunes allows you to select individual episodes to purchase. These episodes are currently $ 0.99 and can be previewed by clicking on the video image. You can also buy full seasons of shows for the combined price of the episodes or a little less.
Method 4 of 5: Watch on Pay TV Sites Online
Step 1. Consult a database of the program
Because sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video require a paid membership to use them, it's helpful to look through a database of the shows they host. Start by entering the name of the program you want on a site like justwatch.com.
- Beginning in 2016, Netflix signed an exclusive agreement with Disney to stream its content.
- Paid services are generally only useful if you already have the service or are planning to subscribe anyway.
Step 2. Sign up for the service
Before accessing the program you want to watch, you must register for the video service. Hulu currently offers a free trial week. Netflix offers a one-month free trial. You will need a credit card to register. Children should check with their parents.
Remember to cancel before the end of the trial if you don't want to be billed monthly
Step 3. Find your program
The offerings on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon change frequently, but sometimes they will have canceled the Disney shows in their catalogs. Type the name of the program in the search bar. Click on the show and select an episode to start.
Method 5 of 5: Search through Google
Step 1. Find your program
It can be done through any search engine, but Google offers the widest range of sources. Write the name of the show you want followed by the words "full episode." If you have a specific episode in mind, write its name or number followed by "full episode." It will give you a better chance of finding the episode rather than short videos or discussions.
It's best to give this option a try if you want to watch for free but can't find a video anywhere else
Step 2. Check the video search
Find the word "videos" below the search bar and click on it. This shows easily available videos. Check out these videos first, as they are safer than going to streaming sites. You can check the video content by looking at the thumbnail before clicking.
Dailymotion and Vimeo are video hosting sites like Youtube and they are safe to use
Step 3. Click on a website
Search normally or click "all" in the Google search bar to return to general search. You can add "completely free online" to the end of the search to get more results. Look at the list and try a website. Project Free TV is an example of a site that has links to programs.
If the videos don't load properly or the site doesn't allow you to start the video without completing an offer, please leave
Step 4. Navigate to the video
Some sites, including Primewire.ag, add links. When you click on the link, you are taken to a less secure site. Other sites make money by including pop-ups and ads. Be careful when clicking and enjoy your show.
Install a pop-up blocker like Adblock Plus and a free antivirus like Avira to reduce the risk to your computer
- Include “full episode” in search to avoid short episode videos.
- Choose reliable sites as much as possible.
- Listen to the warnings that the computer security program gives you when you visit a malicious site.
- Many sites that you will find in a general search have pop-ups, ads, and possibly viruses.