Mobile video viewing: YouTube beats Netflix, at least on Android


  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

The YouTube app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

LOS ANGELES: Mobile video viewing is huge, and keeps on growing: US Americans spent some 12 billion hours in the top 10 video streaming apps on Android during the 12 months ending July 2017, according to new data from app analytics specialist App Annie. This number grew 45% year-over year. 

The list of the most popular Android video streaming apps is led by YouTube, by a wide margin: 80% of those 12 billion hours were spent in the YouTube app alone, according to App Annie. YouTube’s install base on Android is also twice the size of that of Netflix, likely due to the fact that the app comes pre-installed on most Android phones. 

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