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Disney Streaming Services Eclipse Netflix in Total Subscriptions

Matt Tamanini

This obviously comes with a bundle-sized caveat, but on Wednesday when Disney released its third-quarter earnings report for Fiscal Year 2022, the company revealed that its cadre of streaming services — Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ — collectively finished June with more subscribers than Netflix. Of course, Netflix’s 220.67 million subscribers come from a single service, but the fact that Disney’s streamers combined for 221.1 million customers is notable.

Disney+ added 14.4 million subscribers during the quarter to jump up to 152M worldwide; Hulu increased its subscriber total by 600,000 customers to hit 46.2M worldwide; and ESPN+ grew by 500K customers as well.

The Disney Bundle, which is quickly becoming the centerpiece of all of Disney’s streaming promotions, combines all three services for $13.99 monthly or Disney+ subscribers can add Hulu for $2.99 per month resulting in a price tag of $10.98. For comparison, Netflix’s Standard subscription tier costs $15.49 per month.

While the cost of the overall Disney Bundle is comparable to Netflix’s Standard tier, the original streamer still outpaces Disney’s flagship service by 28.8 million subscribers.

As Disney+ continues to expand, the service is now available in 155 markets, after the streamer launched in 53 territories in recent months. While Disney has nearly caught up with Netflix in terms of its streaming footprint, it continues to add customers while the legacy streamer has lost 1.17 million since the beginning of 2022.

Disney+ only added 100K subscribers in the United States and Canada, but continues to see substantial growth in international markets. While the streamer could see a pullback at the end of the year when Disney’s cricket media rights for the Indian Premier League switch from streaming to broadcast. At the end of June, Disney+ Hotstar — how the company is branded in the country — rose by 30% year-over-year to come in at 58.4 million customers.

  • Disney+

    Disney+ är en ny reklamfri video streaming tjänst som erbjuder exklusiva serier och filmer från Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic och fler. Disney avslöjade att deras streamingtjänst kommer att lanseras i Storbritannien den 24 mars 2020.

    Disney streamingtjänster kommer att kosta SEK 89 / månad, eller SEK 889 / år (SEK 74.08 / månad).

    Appen stödjer 4K streaming, obegränsade nedladdningar, 4 simultana strömmar, up till 7 profiler, med hundratals avatars för din personliga profil.

    Det första året kommer att inkludera 25 nya originalserier, 10+ filmer, 7,500 tidigare avsnitt, 100 senaste filmer, och 400 bibliotekstitlar inklusive hela Disney Vault. Nya utgåvor som “Toy Story 4”, “The Lion King”, “Aladdin” och klassiker som “The Little Mermaid” och “Cinderella” kommer att finnas tillgängliga för att streama.

    Företaget tillkännagav originalserier och filmer som kommer att finnas tillgängliga vid lanseringen, inklusive den $100 miljon 8-avsnitts Star Wars spin-off, “The Mandalorian”, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” “The World According To Jeff Goldblum,” “Lady and the Tramp,” och “The Imagineering Story.”

    Du kan se hela listan av tillgängliga Disney, Disney Channel, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, Nat Geo serier och filmer, eller samtlig tillgänglig Disney Plus innehåller genom att gå in på vår Disney+ Streaming Film Lista.

  • Hulu

    Hulu is a video streaming service that gives access to thousands of full seasons of exclusive series, hit movies, kids shows, and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid's Tale.

    It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC, NBC, Fox, and cable channels like Bravo, USA Network, FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.

    The service has a Limited Commercials plan for $6.99 a month, or you can upgrade to their No Ads plan for $12.99 a month. For $69.99 a month, you can get Hulu Live TV from major cable channels, live locals and regional sports networks.

  • ESPN+

    ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.

    The service can be subscribed for $9.99 / månad per month or annually for $99.99 / år.

    You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL and MLS game with NHL.TV and MLS LIVE.

    The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.

    College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.

    For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.

    ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.

    What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN och ESPN2.

    To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.

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