If you’re brave enough to hand your beloved iPhone or iPad over to a youngster – or perhaps, on the other hand, if said youngster owns an iDevice of his or her own – consider downloading WATCH Disney Channel (free). This new, universal application allows Disney Channel fans to watch shows from the network on an iDevice, on-the-go.

As outlined in the app’s release notes, features of WATCH Disney Channel include:

  • Watch Disney Channel TV Shows such as Phineas and Ferb, Jessie, and Shake it Up
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and computer
  • Didn’t finish your episode? Pick up where you left off.
  • Closed captioning available on select shows/episodes

Furthermore, Disney has launched a couple of other apps for its other Disney channels, “Junior” and “XD.” The apps, WATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD, are also universal applications that are free to download in the App Store.

However, in order to enjoy live TV and “the newest full episodes” available in the app, users must be Comcast/Infinity subscribers, as Disney explains in its release notes. In addition, a U.S. Internet connection is required, meaning folks outside of the U.S. of A. won’t be able to hook-up to the Disney Channel from their iDevice.

As mentioned, all three apps - WATCH Disney ChannelWATCH Disney Junior and WATCH Disney XD – are available to download in the App Store for free. Enjoy – just don’t post any Hannah Montana spoilers in the comments.