Spotify is Now the World’s Most Popular Music Streaming App
According to the latest data from App Annie’s Mobile Music Streaming report, Spotify’s apps for iOS and Android are more popular than any other music streaming app around the world. The app analysts firm notes that Spotify’s app not only tops in the usage and download charts in many countries around the world, but it also shows growing usage for local players, especially in markets like India and Japan (via Variety).
The report also highlights that Spotify was the mobile music streaming app on iOS and Android with the largest number of active users worldwide in Q3. On iOS, that title previously belonged to Pandora, though Spotify has a much larger international footprint. While Pandora is only available to users in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, Spotify is available in 58 markets around the world. According to App Annie, the music service currently tops the download charts in 9 of the 15 biggest music streaming markets.
However, local competitors are also starting to have an impact. India’s two most popular music services Saavn and Gaana both were able to enter the top ten of Android apps worldwide, thanks to growing streaming music consumption in that country. Deezer is still holding the lead in its home country France, and Japan, where Spotify still hasn’t launched, is dominated by local streaming services Line and Awa, according to App Annie.
Apple Music is yet to make it to the top 10 list (shown above) for the world’s most popular music streaming apps.