The Disney Plus app was downloaded 5 million times on its launch day earlier this week in the UK, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, according to research firm App Annie.
For comparison, when Disney Plus launched in North America on Nov. 12, App Annie registered 3.1 million app downloads for the service. Disney Plus registered 28.6 million subscribers from Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.
App downloads don’t translate directly into subscriptions. For example, a single subscription can translate into multiple downloads, with multiple family members outfitting all of their respective devices.
But the large number portends a swift uptake that is predicted for a territory with time on its hands due to COVID-19 social distancing, and a preference for Disney’s well-travelled programming brands.
Daniel Frankel is the managing editor of Next TV, an internet publishing vertical focused on the business of video streaming. A Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered the media and technology industries for more than two decades, Daniel has worked on staff for publications including E! Online, Electronic Media, Mediaweek, Variety, paidContent and GigaOm. You can start living a healthier life with greater wealth and prosperity by following Daniel on Twitter today!
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