Those looking forward to upcoming Disney + may want to check again if their favorite devices can actually run the streaming service. According to Linux developer Hansdegoede Linux PCs, Chromebooks and some Android devices can not meet Disney's stringent DRM requirements for accessing Disney + through web browsers. Access content based on a security level between 1 (low) and 3 (high). Most streaming services only require devices that meet security level 1 to display content (without 4 KB). However, only devices that meet Tier 3 can access Disney +. Linux, Chromebooks, and some older Android devices are only Tier 1
Hansdegeode and a number of other Linux developers are requesting Linux, Chromebook and Android users affected by the DRM to communicate their concerns to Dinsey and boycott the service until support for these devices has officially been received.
I am certainly in favor of users voting with their wallets, but I sympathize with those who want a simpler solution. Unfortunately, there are currently no workarounds to see Disney + on the affected devices. VPNs do not solve the problem and it will be difficult to crack the DRM set up by Disney. Technically, you could create a second bootable Windows partition on your hard drive, but if that's the only reason you need to install Windows, it may not be worth the effort and hard drive space.
A better solution is to use another device that supports Disney + instead. There are some that will support the service at startup so it's possible that something else you already own will work. For example, if this secondary device is a smartphone but you want to see it on a larger screen, there are adapter cables that can be connected to a TV or monitor during Chromecast With Airplay VLC and Miracast let you send media played back on a device to your TV. Granted, this assumes that you have access to such devices and that they primarily meet the DRM requirements. We will look for better solutions for those whose only options are Linux. At the moment, your only option is to skip Disney + or find another way to watch.