Disney+ passes 22 million app downloads since launch on November 12, says app tracking firm Apptopia
Disney+ is on fire! The early glitches did not stop Disney fans from flooding to AppStore to download the latest streaming app. According to app tracking firm, Apptopia, Disney+ has been downloaded to mobile devices 22 million times since its launch on November 12.
As we reported on November 13, a day after the official launch, Disney announced it surpasses 10 million subscribers in just 24 hours, hits more than 3.2 million app downloads on launch day. Google also reported the annual search trends list reported Wednesday that Disney+ was the top trending search in the U.S. in 2019, another sign the service is growing quickly.
Apptopia says it measures mobile app downloads by connecting its data analytics tools to over 250,000 apps. It then combines that data with publicly available information to estimate the number of downloads. The number of downloads does not take into account the number of Disney+ users streaming via web browsers on PCs.
With this new number, Disney now has 41 million US subscribers across its streaming services including Hulu and ESPN+. Disney’s rival, Netflix, has about 61 million subscribers. Apptopia also stressed that Disney+ competitors, including Netflix and Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Video, remain largely unaffected during the same period.
Disney+ is currently available for streaming via web browsers on PCs, as well as apps on Apple iOS devices and Apple TV, Android mobile devices and Android TV, Amazon devices such as Fire TV and Fire HD, Chromecast, Chromebook, Samsung smart TVs, LG smart TVs, Roku devices, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows 10.
Disney+ allows seven user profiles per account, with the ability to stream on four devices concurrently and unlimited downloads for offline viewing. Content is able to be streamed in resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD in Dolby Vision and HDR10, with Dolby Atmos sound on supported devices. Disney+ is presently streaming live in U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the Netherlands, averaged 9.5 million daily active users in the past week, according to Apptopia.