- Disney+ now has 54.5 million subscribers.
- Disney+ saw its subscriber base skyrocket by 62% over the last five weeks alone.
- As a point of comparison, Netflix currently has more than 182 million subscribers across the globe, and 69.9 million subscribers in North America.
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The success of Disney+ is beyond impressive given how crowded the streaming market is these days. With established players like Netflix and HBO rolling out new content at breakneck speed, the fact that Disney+ has been able to garner nearly 55 million subscribers in less than five months is nothing short of astounding.
What’s more, the number of Disney+ subscribers isn’t only increasing, it’s accelerating. As of March 28, which is about four months after the service launched, Disney+ had about 33.5 million subscribers. Just about five weeks later, Disney+ saw its subscriber base skyrocket by 21 million users.
Of course, a big reason behind the impressive increase is that Disney+ debuted in Europe on March 24 and became available in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland. Another reason behind
While Disney+ was initially viewed as a Netflix-killer, the reality is that there’s enough room in the marketplace for both services to thrive. Both services are remarkably cheap relative to the amount of content they bring to the table, and there’s no indication just yet that Disney+ is prompting Netflix subscribers to leave the service en masse.
Even Netflix last year said that it’s not worried about Disney+ having a material impact on its subscriber base.
“Recently, Apple and