Disney+ now has more than 50 million subscribers

0 4

Disney today announced that its Disney+ streaming service now has more than 50 million paid subscribers globally. That number comes just five months after its launch in the United States.

The latest milestone for the streaming service that comprises not just Disney content but also Star Wars, the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar and National Geographic, shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given that it managed 10 million subscribers after its first day, and it closed out 2019 with just over 26.5 million subscribers.

“We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion throughout Western Europe and into Japan and all of Latin America later this year,” Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, said in a press release. “Great storytelling inspires and uplifts, and we are in the fortunate position of being able to deliver a vast array of great entertainment rooted in joy and optimism on Disney+.”

Best online learning tools for kids: ABCmouse, Reading IQ, & more

Also helping to lift Disney+ is the mega-bundle that includes an ad-supported subscription to Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99 a month. That bundle also helped lift Hulu With Live TV to become the No. 1 live TV streaming service in the United States.

More recently, Disney launched in a good chunk of Europe, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austia and Switzerland. And it launched in India, which makes up 8 million of those 50 million subscribers. And we can certainly expect that number to grow.

By comparison, Netflix is expecting to close the first quarter of 2020 with 174 million subscribers worldwide. (Netflix will report its Q1 2020 earnings on April 21.)

More: Everything new on Disney+ in April 2020

DISNEY+ PAID SUBSCRIBER COUNT SURPASSES 50 MILLION MILESTONE

LAUNCHED FIVE MONTHS AGO, THE SERVICE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN MORE THAN A DOZEN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

BURBANK, CA (April 8, 2020) – Continuing to delight consumers around the world, Disney+ has now achieved another new milestone, with 50 million paid subscribers globally within five months after its U.S. launch.

“We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion throughout Western Europe and into Japan and all of Latin America later this year,” said Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International. “Great storytelling inspires and uplifts, and we are in the fortunate position of being able to deliver a vast array of great entertainment rooted in joy and optimism on Disney+.”

In the past two weeks, Disney+ rolled out in eight Western European counties including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Additionally, Disney+ became available last week in India, where it is offered in conjunction with the existing Hotstar service, and already accounts for approximately eight million of Disney+’s 50 million paid subscribers.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.

The highest-end OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly cost over €1000 in Europe
Pay up

The highest-end OnePlus 8 Pro will reportedly cost over €1000 in Europe

The OnePlus 8 series is right around the corner, and thanks to leaked product pages from Europe, we finally have an idea of how much the new phones will cost. Spoiler alert, we’re dealing with some steep price increases.

It's not just you, Snapchat is down right now
Outage

It’s not just you, Snapchat is down right now

There are global reports of a Snapchat outage.

Samsung launches its 2020 lineup of A-series phones in the U.S.
Samsung’s new lineup

Samsung launches its 2020 lineup of A-series phones in the U.S.

Samsung has launched six Galaxy A-series phones in the U.S., including two new mid-range models with 5G connectivity. The 2020 Galaxy A-series phones will go on sale in the country starting tomorrow.

Which 4K TV should you get to enjoy your new Disney+ subscription?
Disney+ in 4K

Which 4K TV should you get to enjoy your new Disney+ subscription?

Disney+ is here and we have found some of the best 4K TVs that you should consider if you want to get the best playback quality with your new Disney+ subscription.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.