The ‘number’ Disney beats Netflix in subscribers
Disney surpassed Netflix in total subscriber count for the first time.
One of the most important news we’ve heard in the video-on-demand market in recent months: Disney surpasses Netflix to become the streaming platform with the most subscribed users. But they had to use some tricks to achieve this.
Netflix for years most important streaming platform both by number of users and premieres, but this is not their year. At the beginning of 2022, the company announced that it was losing users for the first time and would make major changes, such as the impossibility of sharing passwords or a new cheaper plan with ads.
Disney took advantage of this bad moment for Netflix to surpass Netflix in total subscriber count. Disney+ has attracted 14.4 million subscribers in the last 3 months. But Disney had to bring together its three main services to beat a giant like Netflix: Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+.
Disney beats Netflix, Disney+ can’t beat
Disney+, Disney’s most important streaming platform and home of Marvel and Star Wars series and movies, is currently 152.1 million subscribers worldwide. In other words, despite the almost unstoppable rise, it does not reach 220 million Netflix subscribers.
But Disney also has other streaming services like Hulu and ESPN+, which currently have 46.2 million and 22.8 million subscribers respectively. This means that Disney is now adding 221 million subscribers across its different platforms streaming and surpassed 220.7 million Netflix users.
We had a terrific quarter with our world-class creative and commercial teams performing exceptionally at our local theme parks, massive increases in live sports viewing, and significant subscriber growth on our streaming services. We have a total of 221 million subscriptions in our streaming offerings, with 14.4 million Disney+ subscribers added in the third fiscal quarter. Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
Therefore, there is a small trick that Netflix manages to slightly surpass Netflix in subscribers. They had to put all the platforms together to add practically the same numbers.Which is totally unfair to Netflix as they only have one platform.
Yes it is clearly visible trend change Disney+ announced that it gained more than 14 million users, while Netflix lost its subscribers. We’ll see how the new changes will affect the platform, as Disney+ has announced a price hike and a new plan for the United States, with announcements already rumored.
We’ll see If this trend continues for the next few months or if Netflix plans go into effect. The price increase could affect Disney+, especially if it spreads to more markets.
Source: i Padizate
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