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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

Macbook and iPhone 11 with the new Disney Plus service. Photo: Shutterstock

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?