A Staggering Number of People Signed Up for Disney+ on Day 1

10M users, which some analysts thought might take a year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2019 3:47 PM CST
10M People Signed Up for Disney+ on Day 1
An introductory page on the Disney Plus website is displayed on a computer screen in Walpole, Mass., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Disney+ says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations, the AP reports. Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series appears to be a hit out of the gate after its launch on Tuesday. Disney has invested billions in its streaming service, which costs $7 a month or $70 a year after a 7-day free trial. Customers of some Verizon wireless and home-internet plans were offered a year free. Disney didn’t break down where the subscriptions came from or if they were free or paid monthly or yearly. Some analysts thought it would take Disney a year to reach 10 million subscribers. Netflix has garnered 158 million subscribers since launching its streaming platform in 2007. (More Disney Plus stories.)

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