Disney has announced that its freshly launched Disney+ streaming service has clocked up ten million sign-ups to the service in its first 24 hours.
That’s a bigger number than an independent research firm indicated earlier today suggesting the Disney+ app was downloaded 3.2 million times on mobile devices over the course of the first 24 hours of release – though mobile users mark only a fraction of those who watch content.
The number comes as the service was initially criticised for outages and bugs due to the sudden influx of high demand. Disney+ is reportedly aiming for around 60 million global users by 2024 so this marks a good stepping stone – especially as it is really only available in three countries at present.
The service will arrive in Australia and New Zealand next week and the UK and Western Europe on March 31st. Also today, in the wake of the series debut with the service’s launch, a short bit of B-roll for the Disney+ “Star Wars” live-action series “The Mandalorian” has arrived online with George Lucas visiting the set.