Disney+ now has more than 50 million paid subscribers, marking a new major milestone for the House of Mouse.
Just five months into launch, Disney+ has managed to extend its reach to over a dozen countries, including eight Western European nations that just got service in the past two weeks. This includes the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
“We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion throughout Western Europe and into Japan and all of Latin America later this year,” said Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, in a statement Wednesday announcing the subscriber numbers.
“Great storytelling inspires and uplifts,” Mayer added, “and we are in the fortunate position of being able to deliver a vast array of great entertainment rooted in joy and optimism on Disney+.”
One of the biggest grabs for the streaming service in recent weeks was India, where an estimated eight million subscribers are now located. The country is home to approximately 1.3 billion people.
Upon launch, Disney said it was looking to net between 60 and 90 million subscribers worldwide by 2024. The media giant appears to be well on track.
The Walt Disney Co. revealed how many paid subscribers it has on Disney+, and the number is mind-boggling.