In January 2019, Tik Tok took the first spot of the top 20 most downloaded video/live streaming apps list with nearly 75 million downloads from App Store and Google Play overseas. Roughly 46% of its downloads came from India. The downloads of the top 20 apps grew by 167% to reach 164 million, with 55% coming from India, 5.3% from the US, and 5% from Indonesia.
Among the top 20 apps with most downloads from overseas App Store and Google Play in January 2019, Tik Tok, short video Douyin’s overseas version, took the lead, with nearly 75 million downloads from App Store and Google Play, which roughly summed that of the players ranked from second to the eighth position.
India was still the biggest overseas market for Tik Tok, accounting for nearly 46% of total downloads. Then there were the US and Indonesia with a presence of 10% and 3%, respectively.
On the other hand, Huanju Shidai-backed LIKE Video was the first runner-up, whose downloads keeping rising sharply since its entry into the Indian market in September 2018. The newly released two apps Nimo TV and Yome Live also performed well and made it up to the 12th and 13th places, respectively. The game live streaming platform Game.ly Live that has focused on the Indonesian market since January 2019 saw downloads from Indonesia accounted for 97% of the total.
Combined together, the downloads of the top 20 apps reached 164 million, an increase of 167% year-on-year. To be specific, 55% of downloads came from the Indian market, 5.3% from the US, and 5% from Indonesia.
By total earnings, Guangzhou Huanju Shidai Information Technology Co., Ltd. is home to 6 apps on the list, namely, BIGO LIVE, LIKE Video, Huya Live, Nimo TV, YY, and Cube TV.
Noteworthy, Tik Tok earned US$4.5 million from the overseas market in January, which was only 23% as much as that of BIGO LIVE, though its earning had kept growing in the previous four months. 67% of its earnings came from the US, 8.5% from the UK, and 4.6% from Canada.
The total overseas earnings of BIGO LIVE amounted to nearly US$19.5 million, 40% of which derived from Sadi Arabia and 21% from the US.
Overall, the top 20 apps altogether generated over US$36 million in earnings from the overseas market in January, a 57% increase from the prior year period. Check out top video mobile apps in China.