Disney+ just went to infinity and beyond with its latest subscriber numbers.
Within five months after its U.S. launch in November, the streaming service now has 50 million global paid subscribers.
A recent worldwide rollout definitely helped. In the past two weeks, Disney+ became available in India and eight Western European countries, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. With 10 million subscribers the day after the streaming service launched exclusively in the U.S., the numbers are unsurprising.
“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,” says Kevin Mayer, chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and 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+.”
With the global coronavirus pandemic massively disrupting the pop culture industry, including Hollywood theatrical releases and production, some entertainment content is heading straight to the streaming service or is available to subscribers earlier than anticipated. Artemis Fowl will now debut directly on Disney+, and fans were treated to early releases of Onward and Frozen 2.