Disney+ has clocked up an impressive 15.5 million downloads
Disney’s new streaming platform has amassed a whopping 15.5-million downloads in less than three weeks.
According to Apptopia – a website that specialises in streaming stats – this suggests that when the service goes global (it’s currently not available in many countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia) it will clock up an even more impressive 60-90-million subscribers.
For comparison, Netflix currently has 158 million subscribers.
That number of downloads suggests that Disney+ has racked up more than US$5 million within a single month.
While the number of downloads isn’t necessarily the whole story (a family might download the app multiple times across devices), it’s still very positive for Disney’s budding streaming platform. The news sent Disney stocks to a record high on the news that it had attracted more than 10 million subscribers within the first couple of weeks.
Disney has said it wants to hit more than 100 million subscribers by 2024. However, that number has not put off streaming rivals. Netflix grew by 4 per cent this month, alone.
Currently, streaming platforms are less about competition with one another, and more about gaining as many subscribers to their platforms as possible.
However, once US networks launch their own streaming platforms to compete with the likes of Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, etc, that will probably change as users get picky about what content they are happy to pay for.