Last week, the Walt Disney Company announced that Disney+ has hit 94.9 million subscribers worldwide and according to a new prediction by Digital TV Research, Disney+ will reach more subscribers than Netflix in 2026.
The company’s report are predicting that Disney+ will hit 294 million in 2026, exceeding the 286 million that it estimates Netflix will reach by then.
Currently Disney+ HotStar in India makes up 30% of the global subscribers and this is going to continue to grow.
“However, Disney+ will only have more subs than Netflix in one country — India: 98 million Disney+ Hotstar subscribers versus 13 million for Netflix,”
Said Digital TV Research’s principal analyst Simon Murray, adding:
“Disney+ Hotstar will roll out to 13 Asian countries by 2026. These countries will supply 108 million (37 percent) of the global Disney+ subscriber total, but only $2.62 billion (13 percent) of the platform’s revenues by 2026. Hotstar subscribers pay less than a third of the monthly subscription fee of their U.S. counterpart.”
With Disney+ costing much less than Netflix, the research firm forecasts that global revenue for Disney+ will hit $20.76 billion by 2026, half of Netflix’s $39.52 billion.
The company is also predicting that Amazon’s Prime will have 184 million subscribers globally, while HBO Max will hit 50 million subscribers and Apple TV+ would have 11 million.
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.