Disney’s popular streaming entertainment service has already hit 50 million subscribers, the company announced on Wednesday. That’s roughly double the number of paid subscriptions it added in February.
The milestone comes five months after Disney Plus’ November launch in the United States, and just as the service began rolling out in regions such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and India. Disney Plus still has a ways to go to catch up to Netflix, which had 167 million global subscribers as of January 2020. But it’s already surpassed Hulu, the popular streaming service that Disney also controls, which has roughly 30 million subscribers, Business Insider reported.
Regardless, it’s a notable jump from the numbers Disney reported in February, when it said it had gained 28.6 million subscribers. That came in above the 20 to 25 million new subscribers many analysts estimated, as Deadline reported at the time.
According to Business Insider, the increase to 50 million subscribers suggests Disney Plus is continuing to see healthy growth. The achievement comes as many people are turning to digital entertainment as states across the US and countries around the world have implemented stay-at-home orders in the wake of COVID-19