Disney’s newly launched streaming service Disney+ is now home to 26.5 million paying subscribers, TechCrunch reports.
The service launched last year in November to take on streaming services like Apple TV+ and Netflix which is home to a bit over 160 million subscribers.
Disney+ which is not yet available in South Africa and other parts of the world launched with skyrocketing numbers after reaching more than 10 million subscribers a day after going live.
On this platform, fans can enjoy a bunch of content including Disney classic cartoons and animation, Marvel movies, Pixar movies, Star Wars movies, National Geographic documentaries – and exclusively streams The Simpsons (seasons 1–30).
And what sets them apart from the rest of the streaming services is their affordable $6.99 per month fee. Viewers can also opt for a bundle with other streaming offerings, ESPN+ and Hulu priced at $12.99 per month fee.
The service allows seven user profiles per account, with the ability to stream on four devices concurrently and unlimited downloads for offline viewing. Content is able to be streamed in resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD.
It is not yet clear when the service will go live in South Africa, but UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Ireland will get the service in March this year.