Disney+ Total Users Expected To Surpass Netflix Subscribers by 2026

The Walt Disney streaming service is predicted to hit 294 million subscribers in 2026.

Entertainment
2,143 Hypes 2 Comments

Disney+ has proved to be a fast-growing streaming service and a noteworthy competitor for Netflix. Now, Digital TV Research has analyzed the latest forecast data for the two streaming services, further confirming that Disney+ is on the rise.

Reports indicate that Disney+ will reach 294 million subscribers by 2026, exceeding Netflix’s estimate of 286 million users. Though this is the case, Digital TV Research confirms that “Disney+ will only have more subs than Netflix in one country — India: 98 million Disney+ Hotstar subscribers versus 13 million for Netflix.”

Since Disney+ Hotstar is expected to roll out to 13 Asian countries by 2026, Asian countries “will supply 108 million (37 percent) of the global Disney+ subscriber total, but only $2.62 billion (13 percent) of the platform’s revenues by 2026. Hotstar subscribers pay less than a third of the monthly subscription fee of their U.S. counterpart,” said Digital TV Research analysis Simon Murray.

Even though Disney+ is forecasted to exceed the number of Netflix subscribers, 2026 will see Netflix pull in approximately $39.52 billion USD in global revenue, whereas Disney+ will hit only half of the amount at $20.76 billion USD.

Both streaming services have promised to continue to invest in original programs. Disney+ has evidently benefited from shows such as The Mandalorian, while Netflix has seen rising viewership with shows such as The Crown and Bridgerton.

Digital TV Research has also predicted that Amazon Prime will hit 184 million users, HBO Max with 50 million and Apple TV+, 11 million by 2026.

In other entertainment news, Netflix is offering full scholarships to Tokyo anime school.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Disney's Streaming Services Now Exceed Netflix in Subscribers
Entertainment

Disney's Streaming Services Now Exceed Netflix in Subscribers

Reaching 236 million across Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu.

Everything Coming To Disney+ in December 2022
Entertainment

Everything Coming To Disney+ in December 2022

Led by the premiere of ‘National Treasure: Edge of History.’

Everything Coming To Disney+ in January 2023
Entertainment

Everything Coming To Disney+ in January 2023

Led by a new season of ‘The Bad Batch.’


Everything Coming To Disney+ in February 2023
Entertainment

Everything Coming To Disney+ in February 2023

Led by the arrival of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’

adidas Unveils Its Ultra-Sleek COPA SENSE Football Boots
Footwear

adidas Unveils Its Ultra-Sleek COPA SENSE Football Boots

The brand’s latest and most forward-thinking take on the classic silhouette.

'Silent Hill' Creator Keiichiro Toyama Teases New Horror Game
Gaming

'Silent Hill' Creator Keiichiro Toyama Teases New Horror Game

The first project from his own Bokeh Game Studio.

Virgil Abloh Teases Just Don and Off-White™'s UNC Tar Heels Collab
Fashion

Virgil Abloh Teases Just Don and Off-White™'s UNC Tar Heels Collab

An ode to the college basketball team.

Netflix Reportedly Producing Its Own Documentary About Britney Spears
Entertainment

Netflix Reportedly Producing Its Own Documentary About Britney Spears

The #FreeBritney movement was recently reignited by ‘Framing Britney Spears.’

Watch the Riveting New Trailer to 'Demon Slayer' Season 2
Entertainment

Watch the Riveting New Trailer to 'Demon Slayer' Season 2

A mysterious new character is introduced.


IKEA Joins ASUS ROG for Full Line of Furniture Designed for Gamers
Design

IKEA Joins ASUS ROG for Full Line of Furniture Designed for Gamers

Featuring gaming chairs, height-adjustable gaming desks, and a ring light.

Bugatti Unveils First Prototype of $12.5 Million USD Bugatti Centodieci
Automotive

Bugatti Unveils First Prototype of $12.5 Million USD Bugatti Centodieci

Production is limited to ten cars, all of which were sold out within hours.

D'Angelo Announces VERZUZ Battle With Friends
Music

D'Angelo Announces VERZUZ Battle With Friends

Taking place at the Apollo Theater this February 2021.

Basquiat's 'Warrior' Could Become Most Expensive Western Artwork Auctioned in Asia
Art

Basquiat's 'Warrior' Could Become Most Expensive Western Artwork Auctioned in Asia

Expected to sell between $31 million and $41 million USD.

Bad Bunny Becomes the New WWE 24/7 Champion
Entertainment

Bad Bunny Becomes the New WWE 24/7 Champion

After pinning a roughed-up Akira Tozawa

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.