During the Walt Disney Companies quarterly investors call, it was announced that as of May 4th, Disney+ now has 54.5 million subscribers globally.

This growth has been driven by the launch of Disney+ in European countries and the rebranding of Hotstar in India, to Disney+ Hotstar.  Along with more people staying at home and needing entertainment during the Coronavirus situation, this has also helped boost numbers.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had an appreciable financial impact on a number of our businesses, we are confident in our ability to withstand this disruption and emerge from it in a strong position,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Disney has repeatedly shown that it is exceptionally resilient, bolstered by the quality of our storytelling and the strong affinity consumers have for our brands, which is evident in the extraordinary response to Disney+ since its launch last November.”

With Disney+ set to launch in more countries over the next year, this subscriber number is set to keep increasing, though Disney wouldn’t adjust their forecasts on how many subscribers they are aiming for and when the business will go into profit.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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  1. Tanisha Whitfield May 5, 2020

    So far I like Disney+ there are a lot of good titles missing the ewoks movies and so much more. I got Disney+ to enjoy a side of streaming no other company has. I'm sick and tried of paying for a streaming service that also expect you to pay for titles that should come with the service. So far so good but I pray Disney surpass all the rest not with just rating also with access of great titles.