Apple Music Surpasses 40 Million Installs on Android Devices

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More than 40 million Android smartphone owners around the world have now installed the Apple Music app from the Google Play Store, according to data shared this week by Sensor Tower.

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It's projected that ‌Apple Music‌ will see 3.8 million installs on Android devices by the end of Q1 2019, up from 3.3 million in Q4 2018 and a year-over-year increase of 65 percent.

Apple has been able to grow its Android user base for ‌Apple Music‌ in mid-to-late 2018, following a few quarters of decline. Beginning in Q4 2017 and continuing through Q2 2018, ‌Apple Music‌ installs on Android dwindled from 3.3 million to 2.3 million.

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Now, the current quarter is anticipated to be ‌Apple Music‌'s best yet for new user installs on Android.

New users of the app in 4Q18 were up 43 percent over 1Q18, and we project that 1Q19 installs will total 3.8 million for a year-over-year increase of 65 percent.

Google Play users in the United States account for approximately 28 percent of all ‌Apple Music‌ for Android installs to date, with India a distant second at about 7 percent to the total. Great Britain, Brazil, and Russia round out the app’s five largest markets at 6 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent of installs, respectively.

‌Apple Music‌ first launched on Android in the fall of 2015, months after debuting on Apple devices. The Android app was just updated this week with a redesigned Browse tab to match iOS devices, and introduced support for Chromebooks.

Top Rated Comments

Mansu944 Avatar
22 months ago
How many current installs though?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLeoMarc Avatar
22 months ago
Probably helps that Verizon users get free Apple Music.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
22 months ago
I can't be the only one surprised by this. I love Apple Music, personally, but I didn't realize Android owners were open to using a music service from Apple. I realize most of these might be trials and never actually subscribed... but still, it's a good sign for Apple Music.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
22 months ago

Alot of these people likely switched from iOS to android... so i'm not sure if this is really good news for apple. ;)

Pretty sure you just made that up... more switch to iOS than from it, which is good news for Apple.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
22 months ago

Survey of 2500 people... Yea I don't take these "surveys" serious and until Apple and Google decides to or not these "surveys" aren't accurate enough by any standard

It’s amazing what people “just know” without having any basis in fact.

Math (statistics) will tell you that a random sample size of less than 2,000 is necessary to be 99% sure that your data is within +/- 3 percentage points of accurately describing the entire population—whether that population is a million or a billion.

Of course, the study may not have been designed properly, you’d have to examine their methodology. And even if the design is sound, it may not have been executed correctly.

But Google didn’t take issue with the study, so they apparently didn’t have a problem with the results, even if you do.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nozuka Avatar
22 months ago
Alot of these people likely switched from iOS to android... so i'm not sure if this is really good news for apple. ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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