Disney+ Hits 50 Million Paid Subscribers Globally in Five Months

Disney’s streaming service has hit a major milestone as Disney+ has reached 50 million paid subscribers globally, noted the company, in just five months after its U.S. launch.

“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 an issued statement. “Great storytelling inspires and uplifts, 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+.”

Over the past couple of weeks, Disney+ has expanded to Western Europe. The service is now available in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Last week, Disnye+ launched in India in partnership with the existing Hotstar service.

Disney+ launched in Canada on November 12, 2019. The service costs $8.99 CAD per month after a free trial period.

When you put together some amazing content for a reasonable monthly price (for now at least)—it’s not difficult to achieve success as we’ve seen with Disney+.