Disney has More Streaming Subscribers Than Netflix for the First Time

Disney has More Streaming Subscribers Than Netflix for the First Time

Disney has overtaken its competitor, Netflix: it attracted 14.4 million new subscribers to Disney+ in the past quarter and had 221 million streaming customers.

That’s just over the 220.67 million reported by Netflix in its latest financial report.

It is the first time that Netflix has been surpassed by a competitor in terms of subscribers. Although Disney does count several services together: Disney + has 152.1 million customers, sports streaming service ESPN + has 22.8 million, and Hulu, which also offers live television, has 46.2 million customers.

Beginning December 8, customers in the United States will see ads at Disney+. Those who do not want those commercials will have to pay more: $11 instead of $7.99.

In 2023, the ads will also be introduced outside the US, the company announced in March. In 2024, Disney expects the streaming service to become profitable.

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