Replace: November 12, 2020: Disney has confirmed that Disney Plus subscriber numbers have now reached 73.7 million customers worldwide. The numbers are present as of September 30, the tip of Disney’s final fiscal quarter. The corporate beforehand predicted it might attain 60 million subscribers 5 years after its November 2019 launch date. Disney will present extra up to date numbers on the service on December 10 throughout an investor day occasion.
Unique article: November 13, 2019: Disney Plus formally launched on Tuesday, and for a number of hours, many customers encountered points with the brand new streaming service. Now, the corporate has revealed why that occurred. The variety of Disney Plus subscribers has already exceeded 10 million customers, simply at some point after launch.
The assertion (through The Verge) exhibits that the Disney Plus servers acquired overwhelmed by the inflow of customers. At present, it appears issues have settled down considerably. DownDetector presently exhibits over 400 reviews of points with Disney Plus. That’s nonetheless a far cry from the 1000’s of points that have been reported early on Tuesday.
One other report from the analyst agency Apptopia claimed the Disney Plus app on iOS and Android exceeded 3.2 million downloads on Tuesday. About 88.7 % of these downloads got here from the US. The remainder got here from Canada (9.1%) and the Netherlands (2.2%), in keeping with the report. Whereas there’s some margin for error, we are able to estimate from these app obtain numbers that round 8.8 million Disney Plus subscribers got here from the US. By comparability, rival service Netflix presently has about 60 million US subscribers.
Disney probably didn’t get lots of direct income from these 10 million Disney Plus subscribers. A lot of them definitely took benefit of the free Disney Plus affords. That features the free yr for all present and new Verizon Wi-fi limitless plan customers.
Some analysts predicted the variety of Disney Plus subscribers could be between 10 to 18 million in its first yr. As an alternative, the official Disney Plus subscribers quantity has reached the low finish of estimates in simply at some point. These numbers will develop on Nov. 19 when the service launches in Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
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