With Apple’s new video subscription service set to launch later this year, the company’s music streaming service is already on track for its best quarter yet. According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates, Apple Music has just surpassed the 40 million download mark on Android devices worldwide.
The source points out that Apple Music was the No. 25 ranked app for Google Play Music & Audio category downloads worldwide last month, up from No. 32 in February 2018.
Google Play users in the U.S. account for approximately 28% of all Apple Music for Android installs to date, with India coming in at second spot with about 7% of the total downloads. The U.K., Brazil, and Russia round out the app’s five largest markets on Google’s mobile platform.
Our estimates show that, following a steady quarter-over-quarter decline in new users for Apple Music on Android beginning in 4Q17 and continuing through 2Q18, the app has grown new users sequentially between 2Q18 and 4Q18, with 1Q19 on track to top all previous quarters. New users of the app in 4Q18 were up 43 percent over 1Q18.
Sensor Tower’s projections suggest that Apple Music’s 1Q19 downloads on Android will hit 3.8 million marking a 65% year-over-year increase in installs.