Apple Music is installed on 40 million Android devices, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The research group anticipates that the current quarter will be the service’s best yet for new users on the platform.
Sensor Tower’s estimates show that, following a steady quarter-over-quarter decline in new users for Apple Music on Android beginning in quarter four of 2017 and continuing through the second quarter of 2018, the Apple Music app has grown new users sequentially between quarter two of 2018 and quarter four of 2018, with the first quarter of 2019 on track to top all previous quarters. New users of the app in the fourth quarter of 2018 were up 43% over the first quarter of 2018. Sensor Tower projects that quarter one 2019 installs will total 3.8 million for a year-over-year increase of 65 percent.
Google Play users in the US account for approximately 28% of all Apple Music for Android installs to date, with India a distant second at about 7%. Great Britain, Brazil, and Russia round out the app’s five largest markets at 6%, 5%, and 4% of installs, respectively.
Apple Music was the No. 25 ranked app for Google Play Music & Audio category downloads worldwide last month, up from No. 32 in February 2018.