If your kids are already climbing the walls from being stuck at home, the Disney Channel is here to help with a brand-new Descendants special airing Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch Descendants Remix Dance Party on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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The Disney Channel is included with Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of Descendants Remix Dance Party 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.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which will have the special available after it airs) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
The Disney Channel is included in Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package, which comes with 32 live TV channels. It costs $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with Disney if you plan on keeping it long term:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Descendants Remix Dance Party live 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.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include Disney, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of Descendants Remix Dance Party on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
‘Descendants Remix Dance Party’ Preview
Coming off the hit trilogy of movies about the offspring of famous Disney villains, the Descendants Remix Dance Party is a musical event on the Disney Channel that your kids won’t want to miss. Hosted by Broadway and American Horror Story star Cheyenne Jackson as Hades from Descendants 3, this “high-energy immersive dance party” will feature a host of Disney Channel stars performing reimagined hits from the Descendants movies.
In an Instagram post about the special, Jackson writes, “Get your kiddos moving and grooving and tire them out! xo Hades.” He also posted a photo from the set when they shot Descendants 3 and said that he used David Bowie from Labyrinth as inspiration for his performance as Hades.
Co-starring with Jackson are Sofia Wylie and Dara Renee of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Kylie Cantrall of Gabby Duran & The Unsittables. The quartet will perform everyone’s favorite Descendants songs, including “Set It Off,” “Night Falls,” “Chillin’ Like a Villain” and “What’s My Name.” Five-year-old rapping breakout star ZaZa will also make a special appearance during “What’s My Name.”
The high-energy songs will also feature choreography by the Emmy-winning duo NappyTabs (Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo of So You Think You Can Dance fame). This marks NappyTabs’ third collaboration with the Disney Channel for a musical event.
To get ready for the dance party, check out Disney’s Descendants dance tutorials on YouTube. In this one, Dove Cameron (Mal) breaks down the moves for “Good to Be Bad,” “Break This Down,” “Night Falls” and more songs.
“I’m hanging out with my awesome choreographers here, Janelle and Wildebeast. This music video was so, so, so much fun to shoot, so I asked them to teach you some of the moves,” says Cameron, turning things over to the choreographers.
There is also a feature with Sofia Carson (Evie) going to Brazil with UNICEF to work with young women who are trying to make a difference in their country. “Please join me in continuing to empower young women and young girls any way you can. Take action. It starts with you!” says Carson.
Descesndants Remix Dance Party airs Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel.