June 18, 2021
Report Reveals YouTube Commands 70 Percent of Total Streaming on Mobile

Report Claims YouTube Tops Mobile Streaming with 70 Percent of Watchtime Dominance

A recent numbers crunch confirms most people’s suspicion that YouTube is a true behemoth when it comes to mobile viewing over others…

There’s new affirmation backing up what just about everyone believes — YouTube basically owns the mobile viewing experience. It’s even much larger than rivals such as Netflix, HBO, and others.

In fact, the Google-owned video hosting and streaming service has so much market share, than four more platforms combined, including Xigua Video, Tencent Video, Tencent News, and iQIYI.

Report Reveals YouTube Commands 70 Percent of Total Streaming on Mobile

A fresh report by App Annie reveals YouTube claims 70 percent of all mobile streaming watch-time, easily beating out many competitors. To put this into context, it means that seven out of every ten minutes of video seen on mobile is through YouTube.

There’s no question of its reach and prowess, as the Google subsidiary just took in $15 billion in ad revenue and is expected to keep going strong.

According to the crack team over at App Annie:

“Among the top 5 video streaming apps in 2019, 7 out of every 10 minutes were spent on YouTube worldwide on Android phones. Time spent in YouTube is particularly impressive given it does not include time spent in China, as YouTube is not active in the market, and the remaining 4 of the top 5 apps were predominantly fueled by time spent in China.”

William Boleys

Will is an experienced freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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