Data: Despite Hype, Disney+ Still a Distant Third Among U.S. Streamers

With Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu essentially creating the subscription streaming video market, it’s not surprising that the three streaming services make up 65% of the U.S. SVOD market.

New data from JustWatch suggests Netflix remains the market leader over Prime Video by a 10% margin, and upstart Disney+ is in close contention with Disney-controlled subsidiary Hulu for third place.

Netflix, JustWatch data shows, is No. 1 at 31%, with Amazon Prime Video at 21% and Hulu and Disney+ tied at 13%. All figures are for the first quarter of 2021.

Subscribe HERE to the FREE Media Play News Daily Newsletter!

In March, Disney+ overtook Hulu to become the third-largest streaming service in the US. Peacock and Disney+ were the only streaming services to gain domestic market share or remain the same through the first quarter, while all of the others decreased.

“We see Disney+ as a global predator for Netflix subscribers, reaching 100 million subs just 16 months after launch,” Laura Martin, analyst with Needham, wrote in a March 15 note. “It took Netflix 10 years to reach 100 million subs.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

5 − one =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.