Disney Streaming Services Now Have More Customers than Netflix

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Disney’s numbers include Disney+ (152M), ESPN+ (22.8M), and Hulu total, including Live TV, at (46.2M).

Walt Disney now has more streaming customers than Netflix. Combined with its two owned properties Hulu and ESPN+, Disney said it now has 221.1 million streaming subscribers as of the end of the June quarter. This marks the first time anyone has passed Netflix, which has 220.7 million streaming subscribers.

Disney also announced that it would raise prices with a new structure that incorporates an advertising-supported Disney+

Starting Dec. 8 in the U.S., Disney+ with commercials will be $7.99 per month — currently the price of Disney+ without ads. The price of ad-free Disney+ will go up to $10.99.

 
 

The price of Hulu without ads will rise by $2 per month, from $12.99 to $14.99, effective Oct. 10. Hulu with ads will go up by $1 per month to $7.99.

Disney will additionally roll out new bundle prices incorporating its Disney+ product with commercials.

For existing customers, a bundle of Disney+ without ads and Hulu and ESPN+ with ads will increase by $1, from $13.99 to $14.99.

 
 

The price of a bundle of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, all with ads, will be $12.99, or $1 lower than the current Disney bundle price.

Disney launched its streaming service in 2017 to meet the needs of audiences that moved to online viewing from traditional cable and broadcast television.

Disney lowered its long-term subscriber forecast for Disney+ subscribers pointing to the loss of cricket rights in India.

The company now projects between 215 million and 245 million total Disney+ customers by the end of September 2024. That is down from the 230 million to 260 million it previously forecast.

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