Disney+ now has greater than 118 million world paid subscribers, Disney introduced in the present day in its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2021 [PDF]. The streaming service has gained 2.1 million subscribers within the final quarter, and 44.4 million subscribers over the course of the final 12 months.
In November 2020, Disney+ had 73.7 million subscribers, so its development during the last yr has been astronomical. Disney+ has exceeded all expectations because it launched in November 2019. When the service first got here out, Disney mentioned that it needed to succeed in 60 to 90 million subscribers by 2024, a milestone that it hit earlier than the top of 2020.
Disney now expects to have 230 to 260 million subscribers worldwide by 2024, and if Disney reaches that aim, Disney+ may have extra subscribers than Netflix does in the present day. As of October 2021, Netflix has 213.5 million subscribers worldwide.
Netflix and Disney+ are two of the preferred streaming companies, with subscriber counts that outpace different companies like Hulu and Apple TV+. Hulu has 43.8 million subscribers, however Apple has by no means shared subscriber numbers for Apple TV+.
Apple TV+ and Disney+ launched on the similar time, however Disney+ has seen rather more fast development due to its again catalog of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars content material, together with well-liked new reveals like “The Mandalorian,” “WandaVision,” “Loki,” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”
Apple is working laborious to bolster its collection of authentic films and TV reveals, however it is going to take years for Apple TV+ to have a catalog that may compete with the choices of different streaming companies.
Again in April, Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner mentioned that Apple TV+ goes “very properly” and that Apple feels “actually good” about the place Apple TV+ is at.