Disney stated in its Q2 earnings release on Wednesday that its Disney Plus streaming service acquired 7.9 million new customers in the first three months of 2022. This takes the total to about 87.6 million users around the world, excluding the 50.1 million people who have signed up for Disney Plus Hotstar overseas. Disney Plus now has 44.4 million customers in the United States and Canada, up 7.1 million from a year ago.
The firm also announced that the total number of subscribers to all of its streaming services, including Hulu and ESPN Plus, had surpassed 205 million, up from 196.4 million in January.
That’s better than the recent Netflix news. The streaming service announced last month that it had lost 200,000 customers in the previous quarter, its first drop in almost a decade. It’s also growing faster than HBO and HBO Max, which added 3 million new subscribers in the previous quarter (at around 77 million total customers, HBO is still very much trailing Disney). It’s also worth remembering that Netflix has approximately 222 million subscribers.
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