Disney+ hit by technical glitches on launch day

Disney’s new online streaming service, Disney+ was released earlier today in the US, Canada and the Netherlands and has already been hit by technical issues on its first day.

Disney+ offers a catalogue of Disney films along with exclusive content such as the new Star Wars series The Mandalorian.

Disney said earlier demand had “exceeded our highest expectations”. 

Glitch-tracker Down Detector recorded nearly 8,300 complaints about Disney+over a 15-minute period starting at 14:00 GMT (09:00 EST).

Disney said it was “working quickly” to resolve issues with the service.

Disney has estimated it will need to attract at least 60 million subscribers, putting it on a par with Netflix, in order for Disney+ to break even.

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