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One Year After Launch, Disney+ Has 73.7 Million Subscribers

Thursday November 12, 2020 1:41 pm PST by
It's been exactly one year since the Disney+ streaming service first launched, and over the course of the last 12 months, Disney+ has gained 73.7 million subscribers, surpassing expectations. Disney announced the impressive subscriber numbers during its fourth quarter earnings results, which went out this afternoon."Even with the disruption caused by COVID-19, we've been able to effectively...

Apple Upgrading iTunes Disney Movie Purchases to 4K HDR

Wednesday October 14, 2020 5:25 pm PDT by
Apple today began sending out emails to iTunes and Apple TV customers who have purchased a Disney movie in the past, letting them know that their titles have been upgraded to 4K HDR at no cost. Several MacRumors readers have received the emails, which come a week after Disney titles in the iTunes Store began showing up as 4K in the United States and Canada. Many Disney titles are now...

Apple Music Now Features Soundtracks and More From Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars

Friday October 9, 2020 7:12 am PDT by
Disney today announced that Apple Music subscribers can now access a unique collection of over 30 playlists, classic soundtracks, radio stations, and more related to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies and franchises. Playlists are available for Disney favorites like Frozen, Disney classics like Mickey Mouse and Winnie-the-Pooh, Disney Channel and Disney Junior shows, Marvel and Star ...

Disney Movies Showing as Available in 4K on iTunes Store in Select Countries

Monday October 5, 2020 6:48 am PDT by
A wide selection of Disney movies are showing as available in 4K on the iTunes Store as of today in the United States and Canada, including many Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars titles. However, not all movies are listed as 4K at this time. iTunes Store content became available in 4K in 2017 in time for the launch of the Apple TV 4K box, but Disney movies were a notable exclusion. This isn't...

Disney+ Now Has 57.5 Million Paid Subscribers

Tuesday August 4, 2020 2:31 pm PDT by
Disney's streaming television and movie service Disney+ boasts 57.5 million paid subscribers worldwide as of June 27, up three million from the 54.5 million subscribers it had in May 2020. By early 2020, Disney+ had already hit 50 million subscribers, marking impressive growth since it launched in November. When Disney+ launched, Disney estimated that it would see 60 to 90 million...

Disney+ Streaming Service Now Has 54.5 Million Subscribers

Tuesday May 5, 2020 4:49 pm PDT by
Disney+ now has 54.5 million subscribers worldwide, a new total announced today during the company's quarterly earnings call. That means Disney has gained 4.5 million Disney+ subscribers since April 8, when it said that Disney+ had 50 million subscribers. Disney+ launched in November and has grown to almost $55 million subscribers over the course of the last six months. Disney's...

Disney+ Reaches 50 Million Subscribers in Just Five Months

Wednesday April 8, 2020 5:46 pm PDT by
Five months after launching, and with millions of people stuck at home, Disney's streaming service Disney+ now has 50 million subscribers, reports Deadline. Disney+ in early February had 28.6 million subscribers, which means the streaming service has grown by 21.4 million subscribers in the last two months. Much of the boost can be attributed to recent launches of the service in the UK,...

Pixar's Newest Film 'Onward' Arriving on Digital Platforms in the U.S. Tonight, Streaming on Disney+ April 3

Friday March 20, 2020 7:41 am PDT by
Disney and Pixar's new animated movie "Onward" is following the recent trend of movies arriving early on digital platforms amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Starting in the United States tonight, March 20 at 5 p.m. PT, "Onward" will be available to purchase on digital retail platforms like iTunes for $19.99 (via Variety). Following this, the movie will be streaming for Disney+...

Disney World Returns Fully Working iPhone 11 to Family Weeks After Device Sank to Bottom of Seven Seas Lagoon

Friday February 28, 2020 3:28 pm PST by
A family from Montana has both Apple and Disney to thank for ensuring their recent vacation ended magically after all. In early October, parents Lisa and Jacob Troyer took their daughter Sophie on a weeklong trip to Disney World to "fulfill a little girl's dream." While there, they took in the Florida sun, went on rides, met Halloween-themed Disney characters, and had all of the fun that one...

Disney+ Pre-Launch Promotion Offering Discounted Prices for Europe

Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:58 am PST by
Disney+ is coming to Europe in just under a month, and Disney is offering prospective customers a discount subscription offer if they sign up early to the streaming video service. Residents in the United Kingdom can get a year of Disney+ for £49.99 instead of the standard £59.99 annual subscription rate if they sign up between now and March 23. Elsewhere, in other European markets users...

Apple TV+ Competitor Disney+ Already Has Over 28 Million Subscribers

Tuesday February 4, 2020 2:02 pm PST by
In the first three months following its launch, Disney+ has accumulated 28.6 million subscribers, Disney CEO Bob Iger said today during Disney's Q1 earnings call. According to Iger, Disney+ has "exceeded" the company's "greatest expectations." As The Verge points out, Disney+ has surpassed the number of HBO Now subscribers and is gaining on Netflix's U.S subscriber count, which is at 61...

Disney+ to Launch in Europe Ahead of Schedule on March 24

Tuesday January 21, 2020 2:51 am PST by
Disney+ is coming to Europe sooner than we thought. Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom will now get the streaming service on March 24, Disney revealed today. Additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020, said the company in a press release. Disney+ is already available in the...

Disney+ Likely to Cost £6.99 Per Month in UK, €7.49 in France

Tuesday November 12, 2019 5:22 am PST by
Last week, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Disney+ will launch in the United Kingdom and other select European countries on March 31, 2020. Iger didn't mention how much European customers would have to pay to access its 500 feature films and over 7,500 shows, including the entire Pixar library and a raft of original content. However, one MacRumors reader appears to have discovered the...

Disney+ Streaming Service is Now Available to Watch on iOS, tvOS, and More

Tuesday November 12, 2019 1:13 am PST by
Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, is now available in the United States and can be accessed across a range of supported devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android smartphones, Roku streaming boxes, Amazon Fire TV, and more. You can download the Disney+ app on iOS and tvOS, sign up for the service at $6.99/month or $69.99/year, and then begin watching your favorite Disney shows and...

Disney+ to Launch in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the UK on March 31, 2020

Friday November 8, 2019 1:35 am PST by
Disney+ is coming to Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom on March 31, about four months after it launches in the U.S. on November 12. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the launch date for the European markets yesterday during an earnings call, the same day it was revealed that the streaming service would be available on Amazon Fire TV streaming devices. Disney+ will also...

Analyst Survey Suggests Most Netflix Users Don't Plan to Subscribe to Apple TV+

Thursday October 3, 2019 4:33 am PDT by
Three-quarters of Netflix subscribers have no intention of subscribing to either Apple TV+ or Disney+ when they launch next month, according to surveys conducted by Piper Jaffray (via CNBC). According to the investment banker's survey of 1,500 Netflix subscribers, roughly 75 percent don't intend to subscribe to the upcoming rival streaming services, although those who do subscribe to ‌Apple...

Bob Iger: If Steve Jobs Were Alive, We Would Likely Have Combined Apple and Disney

Wednesday September 18, 2019 2:45 pm PDT by
Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger has a new book coming out later this month, and ahead of its release, Vanity Fair has shared some key excerpts about Steve Jobs, who was Iger's close friend. When Iger first took over as CEO of Disney, the relationship between the two companies was strained due to Jobs' disagreements with Michael Eisner and the end of a deal that had seen...

Disney's Bob Iger Resigns From Apple's Board of Directors

Friday September 13, 2019 3:39 pm PDT by
Disney chief executive and chairman Bob Iger has resigned from Apple's board of directors as Apple and Disney prepare to launch competing streaming services, Apple announced today in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Iger resigned on September 10, the same day that Apple shared additional information on Apple TV+, which will cost $4.99 per month and will be launching...

4K Disney Movie References Spotted on Apple TV

Tuesday September 10, 2019 6:09 am PDT by
Could Apple be about to announce that it's making Disney movies available in 4K format on Apple TV? Earlier this morning, MacRumors forum member Eminemdrdre00 spotted a 4K badge on the Aladdin banner in the carousel of the iTunes Movies app on his Apple set-top box. But when he selected it, the reference disappeared. However, a Reddit user has since uploaded several images of Disney movie...

Disney+ Will Offer up to Four Simultaneous Streams and 4K Content for $6.99 a Month

Saturday August 24, 2019 3:28 am PDT by
Disney's annual D23 Expo kicked off in Anaheim on Friday, and the company has revealed more details about its upcoming streaming service, Disney+. According to CNET, Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month and give subscribers the ability stream up to four devices at the same time, with high-definition 4K content included at no extra cost. That will make it highly competitive with Netflix,...