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Disney Plus Appears to Be Rolling Out ‘Resume’ and ‘Restart’ Features to Platform

Stephanie Sengwe

After a supremely successful launch just last week, it appears Disney+ is adding “Resume” and “Restart” features to its platform. When it first launched, the app crashed due to millions of subscribers trying to log in at once. This reportedly led to some glitches in the app and removal of certain features.

According to WDW News Today, it seems Disney+ is starting to roll out the “Resume” and “Restart” features back onto the service after users complained that their absence made looking for shows, as well as continuing a series, a bit difficult. But these features still aren’t accessible for many users at this time. Options such as “Continue Watching” on the home page as well as “Autoplay” are yet to be enabled for the app, even though they were reportedly tested during the Netherlands beta launch.

When Disney+ launched on Nov. 12, it was downloaded 3.2 million times to mobile devices and garnered 1.3 million hours of viewership in its first 24 hours, according to Apptopia. Despite the hiccups, the streaming service reached 10 million subscribers merely 24-hours post launch.

One of the top selling points of Disney+ is that customers can opt to subscribe to the service as part of a bundle package that comes with the ad-supported tier of Hulu, as well as ESPN+. Customers can get the for $12.99 a month, which is $5 less than if you subscribed to each service separately. With the bundle, you can get the three services for less than Netflix.

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