The Disney+ streaming service had a pretty successful Launch Day on Tuesday, with Disney announcing over 10 million subscribers for the platform in one day.
Projections from analysts had Disney+ obtaining around 8 million subscribers by the end of 2019, so to reach 10 million in 24 hours is a high accomplishment, even if a large number of subscribers come via Verizon's one-free year offer to unlimited and FIOS customers.
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Variety adds that Disney+ comes with a seven-day free trial, so it will bear monitoring to see what percentage of the 10 million remain willing to pay the $6.99 monthly cost. There is also the options to subscribe for a year at the cost of $69.99, or bundle Disney+ with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month.
Disney+ was plagued with technical issues during its early morning launch, with reports of users unable to access the collection of films and shows due to a wide variety of technical issues ranging from log-in problems to general streaming and connectivity issues. According to the outage website, Down Detector, the number of technical issues came close to 7,000.
The streaming platform responded to the complaints with, "The demand for #DisneyPlus has exceeded our highest expectations," Disney+ tweeted. "We are so pleased you’re excited to watch all your favorites and are working quickly to resolve any current issues. We appreciate your patience."
Disney+ is available now in the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands. It will launch on Nov. 19 in Australia and New Zealand, with content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic