Google’s efforts with the Android TV operating system finally seem to be coming to fruition with new hardware, Google TV, and more. As the platform grows, the YouTube app for Android TV has just surpassed 100 million installs.
According to the Play Store, Youtube for Android TV now has over 100 million installs since its release in 2014. Android Police notes that the previous milestone, 50 million installs, as of May 2020. While the timing is never 100% in the Play Store, this is still impressive growth for Google’s platform.
What’s remarkable here is that YouTube is a preinstalled app on pretty much every Android TV device, so this metric gives us a good indication of the growth and expansion of the platform. Recently, Google mentioned that there are over 80 million Android TV devices active per month in the wild, so YouTube with over 100 million installs tells us that even more have been sold and broken down. of rotation.
It’s not much of a surprise, however. 2020 has been a year of huge growth for almost all streaming platforms except Roku. Google even mentioned to I / O that Android TV’s growth has jumped 80% in the United States.
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