Google Play Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Google Play statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Google Play Facts

What is Google Play?

The Google Play store (formerly known as Android Market) has come a long way since its launch in 2008. As the Android operating system has matured and grown to the most-used operating system in the world, Google Play has run on a parallel track.


Google Play User Count

Number of Google Play users:

1 billion

Last updated 10/19/17


Additional Google Play Statistics

Number of subscribers of YouTube Music and Google Play Music combined:

15 million subscribers

Last updated 5/8/19


Amount users spent on Google Play purchases (annual):


Amount users are projected to spend on Google Play purchases in the future (annual):


Percentage of Google Play game players that are women:

49%

Last updated 5/16/18


Average number of monthly app installs on Google Play:

8 billion apps per month

Last updated 10/19/17


Number of apps Google scans daily to ensure safety:

6 billion apps

Last updated 1/30/18


Total number of Android apps in the Google Play Store:

3.5 million

Last updated 7/27/18


Number of countries Google Play has users in:

190 countries

Last updated 3/6/17


Number of countries Google Play Movies & TV is available in:

117 countries

Last updated 12/6/16


Number of songs available on Google Play:

40 million songs

Last updated 3/6/17


Top installed game of all time on Google Play:

Candy Crush Saga

Last updated 3/6/17


Top installed app of all time on Google Play:

Facebook

Last updated 3/6/17


Top selling song of all time on Google Play:

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Last updated 3/6/17


Top selling album of all time on Google Play:

Adele – 25

Last updated 3/6/17


Top selling movie of all time on Google Play:

The Interview

Last updated 3/6/17


Top selling book of all time on Google Play:

50 Shades of Grey by E L James

Last updated 3/6/17


Number of bad apps that were removed from Google Play in 2017:

700,000


Number of developers that use Flutter monthly:

500,000 developers

Last updated 4/22/20


Number of apps downloaded from the Google Play store in 2015:

65 billion


Number of apps downloaded from the Google Play store in 2014:

50 billion


Number of countries Google Play Movies & TV is available in:

117 countries

Last updated 12/6/16


Growth of Android app downloads between 2013 and 2014:

50%

Last updated 6/24/14


Percentage of total Android apps that are freemium apps:

98%

Last updated 6/24/14


Percentage of all Android downloads that are games:

40%

Last updated 6/24/14


Percentage of total Android revenue that is generated from games:

90%

Last updated 6/24/14


Percentage of Android users that are on the latest version of Google Play services:

93%

Last updated 6/25/14


Google Play store’s share of overall European app revenue:

36%

Last updated 2/17/14


Google Play store’s share of overall U.S. app revenue:

33%

Last updated 2/17/14


Number of Android apps that were downloaded in 2016:

82 billion


Number of times Google Play Services app has been downloaded:

5 billion times

Last updated 7/30/17


Average number of apps Android users download to their phones:

95 apps

Last updated 9/1/16


Google Play Store’s top selling movie of 2014:

The Interview


Number of Google Play Newsstand users:

100 million users

Last updated 11/16/16


Number of downloads for the Google Play Newsstand app:

1 billion downloads

Last updated 9/24/15


Number of Google Play Music app downloads:

1 billion

Last updated 8/28/15


Number of countries Google Play Music is available in:

60 countries

Last updated 10/7/16


Number of music tracks available in Google Play Music’s library:

more than 40 million

Last updated 10/7/16


Number of books available in Google Play Books:

7 million books 

Last updated 12/9/20


Number of countries Google Play Books is available in:

75 countries

Last updated 12/9/20


Top-selling fiction ebooks on Google Play Books (by year):
    • 2010: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
    • 2011: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    • 2012: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    • 2013: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
    • 2014: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    • 2015: Grey by E. L. James
    • 2016: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
    • 2017: It by Stephen King
    • 2018: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    • 2019: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    • 2020: Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Top-selling nonfiction ebooks on Google Play Books (by year):
    • 2010: Decision Points by George W. Bush
    • 2011: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    • 2012: Moneyball by Michael Lewis
    • 2013: Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
    • 2014: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
    • 2015: American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and Jim DeFelice
    • 2016: 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith
    • 2017: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
    • 2018: Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff
    • 2019: Becoming by Michelle Obama
    • 2020: A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Percentage of top grossing apps in Google Play store that are free:

96%

(Tweet this stat)

Last updated 8/26/13


Abandon rate of an Android app:

34%

Last updated 9/6/13


Top revenue generating app in Google Play store:

Candy Crush Saga

Last updated 8/12/13


Top downloaded paid app in Google Play store:

SwiftKey Keyboard

Last updated 8/12/13


Percentage of Chinese Android devices that have Google Play installed on them:

3.5%

Last updated 1/23/14


Percentage of overall fake app reviews that appear on apps in the Google Play Store:

45%

Last updated 5/27/14


Android percentage of total online traffic on Christmas Day 2014:

17.7%


Android percentage of total online sales on Christmas Day 2014:

7.6%


Number of Google Play developers:

388,000

Last updated 1/13/15


Most downloaded education app from the Google Play store in 2014:

Duolingo


Most downloaded social app from the Google Play store in 2014:

Facebook


Most downloaded health & fitness app from the Google Play store in 2014:

MyFitnessPal


Most downloaded entertainment app from the Google Play store in 2014:

Netflix


Most downloaded music app from the Google Play store in 2014:

Pandora


Most downloaded sports app from the Google Play store in 2014:

NFL Mobile


Most downloaded photography app from the Google Play store in 2014:

Flipagram


Most downloaded travel app from the Google Play store in 2014:

TripAdvisor


Most downloaded game from the Google Play store in 2014:

Candy Crush Saga


Most downloaded movie from the Google Play store in 2014:

Frozen


Most downloaded TV show from the Google Play store in 2014:

The Walking Dead


Most downloaded music album from the Google Play store in 2014:

The Frozen Sountrack


Most downloaded song from the Google Play store in 2014:

Dark Horse by Katy Perry


Most streamed song on Google Play in 2016:

Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots


Top movie on Google Play in 2018:

Black Panther


Top movie on Google Play in 2017:

Moana


Top movie on Google Play in 2016:

Deadpool


Top TV show on Google Play in 2018:

The Walking Dead


Top TV show on Google Play in 2017:

Game of Thrones


Top TV show on Google Play in 2016:

Game of Thrones


Top Book of 2018 on Google Play:

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff


Top Book of 2016 on Google Play:

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn


Top Game on Google Play in 2016:

Pokemon Go


Most streamed song on Google Play in 2016:

Stressed Out (Twenty One Pilots)


Top Game on Google Play in 2017:

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars


Most streamed song on Google Play in 2017:

HUMBLE. (Kendrick Lamar)


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Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Google Play stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.