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Disney+ gets 10 million subscribers on its first day

Way ahead of its expectations, Disney's new streaming service has launched this Tuesday in the US and Canada

Disney+ has barely stepped into the scene and has already surprised the whole streaming sector – including market experts. According to Disney itself, the new streaming service, which debuted yesterday in the US and Canada, has reached 10 million additions in a single day. Analysts were expecting that Disney+ would take a whole year to reach this figure.

The huge library available, full of big hits from Pixar, Marvel, and Disney, along with the debut of the very first live-action Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian,” seems to have pleased the audience – which can subscribe to the service by a monthly price of $6.99 or $69.99 a year after a 7-day free trial.

The media and entertainment giant also allows customers to subscribe to a package with its three streaming services combined – Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu – by a monthly price of $12.99 – the same price of a basic Netflix subscription. 

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Whether if these additions were free or paid, Disney didn’t disclose the information. But one thing’s for sure: the streaming service has entered the streaming wars with nothing but huge efforts – and billions of investment. Will Netflix be able to handle it?