More than 10 million people have signed up for Disney+

More than 10 million people have signed up for Disney+

It is also featuring new, original shows like The Mandalorian, and will arrive in Australia and New Zealand next week and the United Kingdom and Western Europe on March 31. By comparison, HBO Now took almost three years to reach half that number. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Bob Iger has made Disney+ the company's top priority over the a year ago, and much of his legacy rests on its success.

The app was first made available in the Netherlands on September 12 as a trial run, but now users in the U.S. can join in the fun with Disney Plus' official release. It will go live in much of Western Europe on March 31.

"Competition unsurprisingly another theme. we continue to expect competition will have a bigger impact on Netflix's content costs than on subscriber or pricing growth", said Jayant, who is Senior Managing Director and Head of Evercore ISI's Media/Entertainment and Cable/Satellite & Telecommunications research team. Disney also offered a three-year bundle prior to launch, but that offer is not now available.

Some users posted screenshots to social media showing that they were unable connect to the service, with some saying that the connectivity issues persisted for at least an hour. Disney blamed the glitches on the higher-than-expected volume of people trying to use the app.

Some posted screenshots of error messages that showed characters from Disney's animated movies "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Ralph Breaks the Internet".

While Disney has been working hard to resolve these issues, there are some people who are still having problems with the platform. The number of reports then dropped before going up again, spiking at almost 8,000 reports around 9 a.m. ET. Shares had already been running up in recent months as the company unveiled its plans to aggressively pivot toward streaming. All the while, Disney has been aggressively advertising and marketing its vast stores of content to maximize demand for Disney Plus. Streaming services tend to crash when there's an influx of users at the same time, whether that's on day one or when there's a popular program airing - like a football game or, previously, a new Game of Thrones episode.

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