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Some glitches in the UK as Disney+ launches in Europe – Source Reuters Tech News

BERLIN (Reuters) – Some viewers in Britain complained they were struggling to sign up for Disney+ as the video streaming service launched on Tuesday in Europe, where networks have come under huge strain due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A martphone with displayed “Disney” logo is seen in front of displayed “Streaming service” words in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Tens of millions of schoolchildren and adults have been confined to their homes by lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the flu-like illness, and many are spending more time on the sofa collectively binge-watching as a result.

Disney+ launched in Britain, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland with reduced picture quality to ease data volumes flowing through networks. It delayed its start in France by two weeks at the government’s request.

It tempted subscribers with 500 films, 350 serials and 25 original productions including Star Wars spin-off ‘The Mandalorian’ and…

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