How Fast Streamers Grew During Pandemic | Chart

All major streamers saw their subscribers curve up during the lockdown, but Disney+ grew the most – 25 percent

Widespread stay-at-home orders have accelerated streaming’s growth — a trend that was already well underway before the coronavirus pandemic hit. During the first three months of the year, HBO Now, ESPN+, Disney+ and Neflix all enjoyed quarter-over-quarter subscriber growth of 8% or greater, with Amazon Prime lagging just behind.

Netflix has dominated the streaming landscape for years, and that’s still the case, after it reported a company-record 15.8 million new subscribers signed up during Q1. Those gains pushed Netflix to nearly 183 million subscribers overall.

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Sean Burch

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Tim Baysinger

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