Disney+ Is Here: How Has Day One Gone So Far?

November 12, 2019
The Mandalorian

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Happy Disney+ Day! I literally started downloading the app before I even had coffee, which, in hindsight, might have been a mistake. Like many users, this message has showed up quite a few times for me today:

It's a bummer, but not unexpected on the first day of a massively anticipated (and promoted) new service. Disney hasn't shared how many users have signed up, BUT they're expecting 60-90 MILLION over the next five years. 

So what are people streaming on day one? All my friends seem to have gone right for The Mandalorian, the first live action Star Wars series, starring Pedro Pascal of Game of Thrones in the title bounty hunter role. It'll have eight episodes in all, and the first one is up now - if you can get Disney+ to work for you! (Just checked again. Still unable to connect. Probably for the best, since I'm on the air and all.) My buddy Joey also pointed out that early 90s classic Darkwing Duck was trending this morning: with all the connection trouble, perhaps some users decided to call DW. Let me know what you're watching on Twitter! And here's a preview of The Mandalorian if you're still on the fence about signing up.

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