50 million sign up for Disney+

The rollout of Disney's streaming service comes at an ideal time, with millions stuck at home.

Disney has confirmed it's got 50 million paying subscribers worldwide for its new streaming service Disney+ as households across the world explore new options to keep themselves and their children occupied during various lockdowns and curfews.

Disney+ has been rolling out around the world since November, arriving in the UK and Ireland on 24th March.

Disney+ launched in India last week, with the country already accounting for 8 of the 50 million subscribers.

Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International said
"We’re truly humbled that Disney+ is resonating with millions around the globe, and believe this bodes well for our continued expansion throughout Western Europe and into Japan and all of Latin America later this year. Great storytelling inspires and uplifts, and we are in the fortunate position of being able to deliver a vast array of great entertainment rooted in joy and optimism on Disney+."

In the UK, the initial pre-launch discount has now expired. However, new customers can still benefit from a free seven day trial and 12 months discounted access for £59.99 for customers willing to pay for a year upfront. The regular monthly charge is £5.99.