As the streaming wars continue to escalate, Disney has revealed its streaming service Disney+ has hit a major milestone. It now has 50 million paid subscribers globally.
This achievement comes within five months since the service launched back in November in the U.S. Since then Disney+ has continued to expand across the globe recently launching in the UK, Ireland, Spain, and India. India alone accounts for 8 million of the 50 million total.
The fast success of the service shouldn’t come as a surprise. With a cheap entry price of $6.99 a month and brands like Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars under its umbrella Disney+ was always going to be a big attraction. Its immense catalog of family friendly programming definitely benefits households with kids and with so many people forced to self-isolate due to the coronavirus, it becomes even more appetizing.
Personally I signed up for service to watch The Mandalorian and kept it for a few months, but have since canceled. As someone who mostly watches new programming there isn’t much that appeals to me and won’t sign up again until the Marvel shows start premiering or The Mandalorian returns. Still I have to say reaching a big number in such a short amount of time is really impressive.