The Disney+ streaming service now has over 118 million paid subscribers around the globe. Disney announced the numbers in its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2021 [PDF]. The mousy streaming service gained 2.1 million subscribers in the last quarter, and 44.4 million subscribers during the last 12 months.
One year ago, (November 2020) Disney+ had 73.7 million subscribers, so the streamer has grown substantially during the last year. When Disney launched the service in November 2019, the company said it wanted to hit 60 to 90 million subscribers by 2024, a milestone that it hit before the end of 2020.
The House of the Mouse now expects to have 230 to 260 million subscribers worldwide by 2024, which would surpass Netflix’s current subscriber numbers (213.5 million subscribers.)
Netflix and Disney+ are the two most popular streaming services, easily outpacing other streamers, like Apple TV+ and Hulu. Hulu currently has 43.8 million subscribers. However, Apple has never shared its subscriber figures.