April 2, 2020
Disney+, which launched Nov. 12 in the United States, posted the top number of app downloads domestically while Netflix was No. 1 in app downloads globally in the first three months of 2020.
That’s according to a study by Apptopia and Braze.
Disney+ scored 14.1 million app downloads domestically while No. 2 Netflix tallied 11.9 million and No. 3 Hulu racked up 8.1 million. Globally, Netflix with 59.1 million downloads was followed by YouTube with 39.4 million and Amazon Prime Video with 27.1 million. In Europe, Netflix also ruled with 14 million downloads, followed by Amazon Prime Video with 6.6 million and YouTube with 5.8 million.
As far as the top streaming apps by time spent in the app, YouTube Kids ruled everywhere — globally, in Europe and domestically. Coming in at No. 2 in all territories was Netflix with YouTube at No. 3. Amazon Prime Video was No. 4 globally and in Europe, while Disney+ landed at No. 4 domestically, No. 6 globally and No. 7 in Europe.
As the coronavirus pandemic hit, March saw a 30.7% increase in streaming sessions, according to the report.