75 Google Play Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers



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Here are all the Google Play statistics I was able to dig up in my digital travels. With over a billion users, there is much to measure. As always, I will be constantly updating this post with new and updated stats, so be sure to check back often for new content.

google play statistics facts

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.

With a billion users using it and millions of apps on it, there is undoubtedly plenty of aspects to measure Google Play. I recently sat down to find out as much about Google Play as I could.

Google Play Statistics and Facts

Year that Google Play Launched:

2012


Year the Android Market Launched:

2008


Number of Google Play users:

1 billion

Last updated 10/19/17


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

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