Disney+ Reaches 10 Million Sign-Ups on Day One

It’s only been one day since The Walt Disney Company officially launched Disney+ but the streaming service has already reached a major milestone. As CNBC reports, more than 10 million people have signed-up for the service so far.

What’s happening:

  • Disney has announced that its Disney+ platform surpassed 10 million sign-ups in just one day.
  • However, this figure presumably includes preorders — although Disney did not specify whether or not that was the case.
  • Additionally some of the counted customers may still be on a free trial.
  • Nevertheless, it’s an impressive start as it already tops the combined 8 million subs the five-year-old CBS All Access and Showtime streamers currently have.
  • For further comparison, Disney-controlled Hulu had more than 28 million subscribers this past spring while ESPN+ announced last week that it had reached 3.5 million customers.
  • Meanwhile the leader in the clubhouse, Netflix, reportedly has 60 million paid domestic subscribers as well as 97 million international ones.

Disney+’s Debut:

  • Yesterday, Disney+ experienced some early issues, with some customers encountering error pages.
  • At the time, the official Disney+ Twitter account tweeted, “The demand for #DisneyPlus has exceeded our highest expectations. We are so pleased you’re excited to watch all your favorites and are working quickly to resolve any current issues. We appreciate your patience.”

More Disney+:

  • As you probably know, Disney+ is home to a number of original films and shows — many of which we’ve reviewed.
  • While the service offered a number of preorder opportunities, yesterday marked the first time fans could sign-up for the bundle deal, which includes Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-support Hulu for $12.99 a month.
  • Of course, you can also subscribe to just Disney+ for $6.99 a month or $69.99 — and get a seven day free trial.
  • To see what’s currently on Disney+ and what’s coming to the service, be sure to check out our content guide and upcoming schedule.
Sign up for Disney+ or the Disney Streaming Bundle (Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu) now