You Can't Miss Disney Channel's 'Descendants'

On Friday night, Disney Channel will premiere its brand new original movie Descendants. So let's pretend that you haven't already cleared your entire schedule for the evening to watch it — like the total adult that you are. You're definitely going to want to find a way to tune in, because it looks like a cross between High School Musical and classic Disney movies. Don't worry, I'm here to tell you how to watch Descendants online and off, giving you plenty of options and no excuses.

Disney Channel Original Movies have been around since the late '90s, and back then, you had to literally clear your entire Friday night to watch. If you missed the premiere of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, that was it. You had to wait sometimes days before it would air again. Now, thanks to the Internet and expanded cable packages, there's literally no way you can miss Descendants. Disney Channel is giving fans multiple ways to check out the movie — so yeah, you could go out Friday night if you really wanted to. But do you really want to? Or do you want to sit at home in your pajamas and watch what is sure to be the best DCOM to date, because Kristen Chenoweth plays Maleficent? Hmm. That's what I figured. Here's how to make it happen.

Watch It Live On Disney Channel

Even if you don't regularly tune into Disney Channel, you've probably seen some ads for this movie already. And in case you need to be reminded one more time as to when it airs, it's 8 p.m. ET.

Catch It On WATCH Disney Channel

Like many other TV channels, Disney Channel has its own app. If you don't already have this app, you should probably download it right now, seeing as how not only can you check out current Disney Channel shows, but they also have every episode of Hannah Montana and Jessie, if that's more your thing.

Along with that, Descendants was released onto the app a few days ago. If you don't want to wait until Friday night, you can check it out now.

Got Comcast? You're In Luck

Along with being released early onto the app, Disney Channel also partnered with Comcast Xfinity to release the movie a few days early. So if you're ready to watch it right now, and don't feel like watching it on your tablet, it might already be On Demand for you.

Check Out Repeat Showings

I was expecting Disney Channel to re-air Descendants every hour, on the hour, for the next two weeks. I was wrong. Disney Channel is clearly leaning towards viewers watching it again, either On Demand or on the app, because it only airs three more times over the following week. Along with Friday night, it's scheduled to air Saturday at 11 a.m., then again Sunday at 8 p.m. If you can wait a little longer, you can also catch in on Thursday at 9 p.m.

Oh and once you've had your fill of Descendants, I just want everyone to know that The Even Stevens Movie airs at 2:30 a.m Friday night.

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