Descendants 3, the newest installment in Disney Channel’s massively popular franchise, made its highly anticipated debut Friday night.
Fortunately, if you missed it and you don’t have cable, you can watch the movie on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services, all of which include the Disney Channel:
“Hulu With Live TV” comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including Disney. And if you missed the movie live, it also comes with Hulu’s extensive on-demand library, which has Descendants 3 as well as the other two Descendants movies.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then you can then watch Descendants 3 on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include Disney. Moreover, if you missed the movie live, all three Descendants movies, including Descendants 3, are available in PS Vue’s on-demand library.
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watchDescendants 3 on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
You can watch the Disney Channel live with the “Sling Orange” channel package, but if you missed the movie live, Descendants 3 is also available in Sling’s on-demand library.
You can start a free 7-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch Descendants 3 on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
‘Descendants 3’ Preview
As with the first two films of the immensely popular franchise, Descendants 3 centers around four children of famous Disney villains: Maleficent’s daughter Mal, the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie, Jafar’s son Jay and Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos.
The latter, of course, is played by Cameron Boyce, who died in early July after complications with epilepsy. This will be the first posthumous movie for Boyce, who was 20, and Disney plans to dedicate the film to him.
“With permission from the Boyce family, Disney Channel will dedicate the telecast of Descendants 3 in Cameron Boyce’s memory,” the network said in a statement.
The presence of the late star actor will certainly alter how many fans take in Descendants 3, but director Kenny Ortega explained how seeing Boyce in the film will serve as a positive effect.
“Descendants 3, you know, again will just remind everybody of his incredible gift,” he said. “He was bioluminescent. He was lit from the inside out. He really was, and we will miss him, but we will carry his legacy forward.”
“Everything is about Cameron now,” Ortega added. Descendants 3 is dedicated to Cameron. The Cameron Boyce Foundation has been set up and has an incredible mission to give young artistic people an outlet and also to help the philanthropic causes Cameron participated in.”
The rest of the main cast, including Dove Cameron (Mal), Sofia Carson (Evie), Booboo Stewart (Jay), Mitchell Hope (Ben, the son of Belle and Beast) and China Anne McClain (Uma), are all back, while newcomers to the franchise include Cheyenne Jackson (Hades), Sarah Jeffery (Sleeping Beauty’s daughter Audrey), Judith Maxie (Queen Leah), Jamal Sims (Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog) and Jadah Marie (his daughter Celia from).
Descendants 3, like the first two installments, was directed by Ortega and written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott, meaning the quality that fans have come to know should remain.
Moreover, while the first two movies were massive hits, serving as some of the most-watched TV movies of all-time, the “threequel” figures to surpass both of those in terms of audience numbers. With this being the last movie in the franchise, and then you add in it being Boyce’s first posthumous film, Descendants 3 is undoubtedly a must-watch movie.
Also, if you’re looking to catch up before the premiere, Disney Channel will air the first Descendants Friday at 4 p.m. ET/PT and Descendants 2 at 6 p.m. ET
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