After months of buildup and more hype than anyone could have imagined, Disney+ finally launched earlier this week on Tuesday. Did it live up to the hype? Well, the answer to that question is a bit complicated. The service itself is everything people hoped it would be and more. For the impossibly low price of just $6.99 each month or $5.83 per month if you pay annually, Disney+ gives subscribers access to an incredible amount of premium content. Highlights include almost every
So Disney+ is shockingly affordable, there are tons of fantastic titles, and you can stream to just about any device you can imagine. Everything sounds great, right? So why is the answer to whether or not Disney+ lives up to the hype so complicated? Well, despite Disney’s preparations for a massive launch, people had a bunch of different problems with the service on launch day.
Everyone knew the Disney+ launch was going to be huge, but not even Disney+ was able to anticipate the incredible demand. In fact, the company just announced on Wednesday that it has already surpassed 10 million sign-ups, which is astounding. As a result, a wide range of issues plagued subscribers on Tuesday as they tried to stream to their TVs, computers, and mobile devices. Difficulties ranged from error messages including “Unable to connect to Disney+” and “There seems to be an issue connecting to the Disney+ service” when trying to stream, to an inability to add titles to watch lists or update account settings.
We all had a pretty good idea of why the errors were occurring, of course, but now we have an explanation that comes straight from the horse’s mouth.
The consumer demand for Disney+ has exceeded our high expectations,” a
So there you have it, Disney+ fans. If you were worried that there are any major issues or that there’s some big problem with the architecture of the service, this should put your mind at ease. Despite obviously knowing exactly how many subscribers had signed up for the service,