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Why the Disney+ application is very disappointing ? (Editorial)

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With the advent of streaming services, most of us have gotten out of the habit of keeping movies locally on our devices. However, it is sometimes a lifesaver to have video content on a smartphone or tablet, without needing an internet connection.

In this way, the main services such as Netflix, Prime Video and Disney Plus, offer to download their contents so that they are available offline. However, the disastrous download feature of the Disney app made me look into it.

Why is it so complicated access offline content on Disney+?

Getting ready to fly 4 times recently, my first instinct was to start downloading movies and series episodes to stave off in-flight boredom. Heading towards the Disneyland parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong, I naturally turned to the app Disney +, not suspecting in any way that the #8217;mistake I was making.

I'm taking advantage of the first 12-hour flight and the upcoming release of Vice Versa 2 to watch the first Pixar title. Surprise, the streaming application shows me an error 42 even though I had carefully prepared my playlist of titles downloaded from my home WiFi network. Too bad, maybe only the download of this movie failed? Nay, every gigabyte of Disney+ item data on my smartphone was completely unusable.

Why the Disney+ application is very disappointing ? (Editorial)

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My experience with streaming services and my instinct tell me that the app probably wanted for me to log in just before the flight, in order to authenticate myself . Once I arrived in Shanghai, I tried it before being banned from accessing my downloads for “content unavailable in this region”.

Despite my attempts to download via WiFi or using Free mobile data not subject to the Great Firewall of China (which blocks American services such as Disney+), the error always been present here. A situation also experienced during my return flight, particularly disappointed at not being able to extend my stay at Mickey's by immersing myself in this universe again.

Code 39, code 42, what are all these error codes?

Why the Disney+ application is very disappointing ? (Editorial)

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I mainly faced error codes 39 and 42during my attempts to take advantage of the service. A service for which I pay 3 euros additional to the basic package included with the Freebox Ultra offer, given that it does not offer the download function.

Obviously being offline at the time, it was impossible for me to look for more information about this on the web. This is how I identified code 39 as being generally a location problem, and code 42 a connection problem (yes yes, for offline videos).

Curious to find out what Disney+ officially offered to resolve these problems, I naturally went to the d&amp page ;#8217;application help.

The solutions proposed by the official Disney+ page

Being what we can describe as a “power user” or troubleshooter designated by my family regarding their various and varied computer concerns, consulting an official help page is one thing particularly rare in my case.

However, it is necessary here to see what Disney+ offers as a solution to resolve the problems of its capricious application.

Why the Disney+ application is very disappointing ? (Editorial)

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By going to this one, we see that the proposed resolutions are very general , without further indication on the error codes.

These solutions were only inconclusive, thus forcing the Disney+ users to turn to outside help if they don't want to waste several hours with assistance that will probably be just as lost.

A problem with something? I'm probably not the only one experiencing this.

My research on Reddit – Aka one of the largest forums in the world – reassured me that problems with the downloads section were commonplace, and that support was not very helpful.

Why the Disney+ application is very disappointing ? (Editorial)

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Looking for a solution, I tried :

  • Delete previously downloaded files
  • Delete and reinstall the application
  • Log in to Disney+ again
  • Re-download the content I wanted to watch offline< /li>
  • Remember to connect to the Disney+ application before I no longer have an internet connection

It was only by meeting all these conditions that it was possible for me to take advantage of the download function of Disney+.

A lot of work needs to be done to simplify this functionality

The figures show a current resumption of piracy following the diversification of streaming services, then their prices constantly increasing. An observation that is not difficult to understand when Disney+ struggles to offer a functionality that is supposed to be intuitive and basic to which the consumer is entitled.

Why the Disney+ application is very disappointing ? (Editorial)

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Disney having recently divided its offer to offer a subscription with advertising as well as a higher price to enjoy 4K, we have the right to expect impeccable service here.

So it is urgent that the Disney Plus offline viewing feature be reworked, in order to offer a simpler and more transparent solution to its users.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116