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An 'unprecedented' 31 million people downloaded the Disney+ app in Q4 2019

Disney+ on an iPhone
Disney+ on an iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • 31 million people downloaded the Disney+ app in Q4 2019.
  • Sensor Tower data described the launch success as "unprecedented".
  • That's more than twice the number of downloads of the nearest competitor TikTok.

Sensor Tower data for Q4 of 2019 has revealed that an "unprecedented" 31 million people downloaded the Disney+ app in the US during the quarter.

According to its report:

The biggest story of Q4 2019 was the launch of Disney+, which quickly became the top downloaded app in the U.S. It had more than 30 million U.S. downloads in the quarter. The launch of Disney+ in mid-November was unprecedented in the U.S. Its 31 million downloads in Q4 2019 was more than double the total for the next closest app, TikTok.

Disney+

Disney+ (Image credit: Sensor Tower)

As you would expect, Disney+ was the most popular app in both the App Store and Google Play Store by a substantial margin. It ended YouTube's four-quarter run as the No.1 app in the App Store and became the first app to surpass 10 million US downloads on Google Play in a quarter since Facebook Messenger in 2017.

In fact, worldwide, Disney+ was the 9th most downloaded app on Apple's App Store, despite only being released on November 12, and its services only being available in the US, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Overall, the top downloaded app worldwide was WhatsApp, however, TikTok came a close second, racking up nearly 220 million installs in Q4, it was also the most popular app on the App Store globally.

The most popular game worldwide and in both the App Store and Google Play was Call of Duty: Mobile, which racked up some 180 million downloads in the quarter, more than 80 million on the App Store and more than 90 million on Google Play, the best quarter for a game since the launch of Pokémon GO.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

1 Comment
  • We downloaded Disney+. We had the eight day free trial. We cancelled it after five. Our biggest interest was for the ESPN and HULU bundle. We’d read all sorts of things about how this was going to be available here in Canada. But no dice. As soon as we realized that, we shut it down.