Disney+ is set to launch in many European countries on March 24th, including the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland.
With the current Coronavirus situation in Europe, many fans have been contacting Disney about releasing Disney+ early in these countries, since there are millions of people at home across the continent.
Disney has moved the European release date once already, moving it forward from March 31st, but now they’ve taken to social media to confirm that Disney+ won’t be launching ahead of time.
We hear you. As much as we’d love to, we can’t bring forward the launch of Disney+ in the UK. Less than 8 days to go… Take care
While it would make sense for Disney to release their new streaming service a little earlier, to increase subscriptions, there will no doubt be many logistical issues with doing so, especially if many of the members of the Disney Streaming Service teams located in Europe are working from home.
Much like the initial release of Disney+ in the US and Canada, there is likely to be technical issues with launching, especially if there are going to be many more people logging in than previously expected. When Disney+ originally launched, a massive snow storm hit the northern states and Canada, resulting in large numbers of people downloading the app and logging in, which caused issues.
Hopefully the Disney+ launch in Europe will be less eventful, since it’s been running in the Netherlands since September and they will have more data on how viewers have been using the service.
Would you have liked to have seen Disney+ launch earlier?
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.