Disney Plus has yet to be launched. The service is expected to go live in the middle of November, which is this month, but it seems that it could already be potentially off to a great start. This is according to data from Jumpshot, it has been suggested that the upcoming streaming service is said to have racked up over 1 million subscribers already.
This is also only based on data in the US, which means that when Disney Plus opens itself to international markets, we imagine that those numbers will be higher. This is an extremely promising start, especially given that Disney is new to this game and that there are already plenty of alternatives in the market.
That being said, we should caution against being too optimistic. This is because like most streaming services, Disney Plus comes with a 7-day free trial, so it is unclear based on those million subscribers, how many of them just signed up to take advantage of the free trial, and how many actually pre-purchased their subscription in advance.
Also, these aren’t the official figures so they should be taken with a grain of salt. However, like we said, if they are accurate, then this is definitely good news for Disney.