Another way Disney+ beats Netflix: You can disable the most annoying feature
This has been a whirlwind week for Disney+, the immeasurably hot new streaming service launched by Disney this past Tuesday. Well, actually, it is measurable: the service topped 10 million subscribers at the end of its first day of availability on November 12th, which is simply astounding. No, Disney+ didn’t have 10 million sign-ups on day one since registrations have been available for months now. The 10 million figure is still remarkable, of course, though it really doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Disney+ is shockingly affordable at just $6.99 each month or $5.83 per month if you pay annually, and it’s home to a whopping 639 different movies and shows right out of the gate (you can see the full list right here). It also works on just about every device you can think of. Sure there were some bumps in the road on launch day when people were getting errors while trying to stream, but we’re surprised the entire service didn’t just crash under the weight of all those users.
There’s no question whatsoever that Disney+ will be one of the most talked-about streaming services for the foreseeable future. There’s no question that it’s the hottest new service of 2019, with Apple’s TV+ launch having been lackluster at best. Is it a real competitor to Netflix, though? There are certainly arguments on both sides, and it’s a topic that will continue to be discussed for years to come. In the meantime, there’s one thing Disney+ has that Netflix users have been begging for.