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Best answer: Yes. Disney+ will allow you to download movies and shows for offline viewing.

Disney+ lets you watch whatever, whenever

For as much as we do online, there are plenty of things we want to be able to do offline. Because connections on your commute can be spotty. Or maybe you're traveling. Or maybe you just want to mooch someone else's internet connection and watch things on the cheap when you're at home so you don't hit your own data cap.

And to that end, Disney+ says you'll be able to "download your favorites to watch where you want, when you want."

And when it says that, it means it. It was confirmed at the D23 Expo by The Streamable that the unlimited offline downloads applies to phones and tablets, exactly where you'd expect that sort of policy to apply. By comparison, Netflix's most expensive $15.99-a-month plan (which is required to watch anything in 4K resolution) allows for four devices to download movies and shows for offline viewing.

That doesn't quite answer every question, but it does put things in better perspective. It's still entirely possible that we'll see back-catalog shows — all the old stuff that Disney owns and will be available through Disney+ — available offline, but the new hotness like The Mandalorian or WandaVision, or Falcon and the Winter Soldier might not be available offline. Or maybe movies will be the only "favorites" available.

In other words, there's still some work to be done.

If I had to guess, I"d say this means that anything and everything is up for grabs for offline viewing on Disney+. And one tweet from the launch of Disney+ suggests that will, indeed, be the case.

Which is the way it should be.

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