While everyone around the world stays in, many Disney fans turned to the Disney+ streaming service. Whether it be rewatching movies from the past or watching all the original content, it has been a source of comfort to many during this time. Today, just 5 months after its launch in the United States, Disney announced that Disney+ had passed 50 million paid subscribers to the service.
These numbers are incredibly impressive, as the service has now passed streaming giant Hulu, which has 30 million paid subscribers. According to recent reports, Netflix has 167 million paid subscribers, which means that Disney+ is just under a third of that.
As the world continues to change, Disney has found innovative ways to change with it. Disney and Pixar’s Onward theatrical run was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the company pushed the film to the streaming service. Similarly, they announced that the upcoming film Artemis Fowl would be exclusively released onto the streaming platform so families could enjoy it from the comfort of their own homes. In a recent interview, Bob Iger said that we could see more films head straight to the service instead of a theatrical release but only time will tell which films.
Personally, I am thrilled to see Disney+ gaining subscribers so quickly, as I hope to see new projects and original content coming from Disney. What do you hope to see? Be sure to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook to let us know what you think!