What you need to know
- Apple TV+ has experienced slow growth in its two years on the market.
- The service grew market share to 4% in the United States in the third quarter of 2021.
- Disney+ is the fastest-growing streaming service worldwide.
Apple TV+, despite being in the streaming wars for two years now, is still struggling to find growth compared to other streaming services like Disney+.
According to new data from JustWatch that was seen by 9to5Mac, Apple's streaming service saw small growth in the last quarter. While Netflix is still the largest streaming service, Disney+ is the fastest-growing streaming service in the world, dominating in 58 out of the 64 active markets.
Apple TV+, in comparison, has grown to 4% market share in the third quarter of 2021 in the United States, up from 3% in the second quarter.
While Apple TV+ growth has seemed small compared to others like Disney+, the service has experienced some major wins with its original content, including hits like "Finch," "Ted Lasso," "Foundation," "Greyhound," and "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry."
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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