There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that Disney+ wasn’t going to be successful, it’s backed by the biggest media mogul on the planet, but not even the projections expected it to do as well as it has.
Although it isn’t pitching Netflix numbers at this point, and it is far from it, Disney+ has already beaten out other streaming services on their launch days, and just in general.
At this time, Netflix hosts around 158 million subscribers around the world, and has been around since 2007. Hulu, which is also owned by Disney, is host to a mere 28.5 million subscribers, that is only around 3 times more than what Disney+ has as of this moment and Hulu has been around since 2007. Although Amazon Prime does not release their subscriber count, it is suspected that it is rather high considering how many channels you can get on it.
Disney+ has broken out of the gate and is quickly running, yet only time will tell how large this streaming service will get. The company has decided that they won’t release their subscriber count until their next quarterly income earnings call, so we won’t be able to compare numbers until then.