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Disney+ Reaches 50 Million Subscribers

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Disney+ has generated a staggering amount of subscribers since the November launch of the streaming service.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the popular streaming service now has 50 million subscribers. It has already surpassed Hulu, which only has 30 million subscribers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

However, it still has a long way to go before it catches Netflix’s 167 million subscribers.

As I always say, the streaming wars are great for the consumers. Right now, the streaming services are in a gigantic arms race.

While arms races usually might not be a good thing, they’re a great thing for consumers when it comes to streaming.

The more Disney+, Hulu, HBO, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other services compete, then the more options we will have to enjoy.

Disney+ dropped “The Mandalorian” as its featured show, and it didn’t disappoint at all. If Disney keeps pumping out shows of its caliber, which seems likely, then it’ll force Netflix and everybody else to also up their game.

The question now for Disney is whether or not they’ll start creating content on their streaming service geared more towards adults.

Netflix has made some very serious shows such as “Ozark,” and they’re great. You’d almost think Disney has to do the same in order to compete.

We’ll see what happens, but Disney is off to one hell of a hot start.