Most Downloaded OTT Streaming Apps in 2022

Oriane Inezaby 
Content Marketing Specialist

3 min read

In an effort to break down the complexity of the stores and help app marketers and UA teams make confident and better-informed decisions, AppTweak imagined (and created) AppDNA, a unique classification model that divides app store categories into more comprehensive classifications that better match an app’s intended purpose.

How does it work? Let’s dive into one of the many AppDNAs, OTT, to find out. The acronym OTT stands for “over-the-top” and refers to media services available to viewers directly via the Internet as opposed to media accessed via cable, broadcast, or satellite television platforms. OTT platforms are commonly referred to as TV streaming platforms.

Most downloaded OTT streaming apps in the US in 2022

iOS App Name iOS Downloads GP App Name GP Downloads
Netflix 6.28M Disney+ 7.42M
Disney+ 5.94M Tubi – Movies & TV Shows 6.64M
Hulu: Stream shows & movies 5.47M Netflix 6.27M
Amazon Prime Video 5.17M Peacock TV: Stream TV & Movies 6.14M
YouTube TV 4.92M HBO Max: Stream TV & Movies 5.8M
Peacock TV: Stream TV & Movies 4.85M Amazon Prime Video 5.2M
HBO Max: Stream TV & Movies 4.79M Pluto TV – Live TV and Movies 4.92M
Paramount+ 4.21M Hulu: Watch TV shows & movies 4.55M
Tubi – Watch Movies & TV Shows 3.84M Paramount+ | Peak Streaming 4.01M
Watch TBS 716K YouTube TV: Live TV & more 1.69M

Source: AppTweak (January – October 2022).

Boasting over 13 million downloads on the App Store and Google Play, Disney+ is the most downloaded streaming app so far in 2022 in the United States. Disney+ capitalizes on its family-friendly reputation to attract both kids, and adults looking to relive their childhood favorites with Disney animated classics and Pixar movies.

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Netflix, the first streaming success story, remains very popular with a total of 12.53 downloads in 2022 so far. Competition is fierce and streaming platforms are fighting for subscribers, but Netflix is a household staple known for its high-quality shows and movies.

Youtube TV also makes it in the top 10 most downloaded streaming apps. Youtube TV is a true cable alternative and allows you to stream more than 85 popular cable channels over the Internet.

Entertainment category trends in 2022 – AppDNA.

Entertainment category trends in 2021 – AppDNA.

OTT streaming apps represent the largest portion of downloads in the Entertainment category.

The share of events and tickets apps grew considerably this year (7.5%) compared to last year (4.1%), likely a consequence of the reopening of the country after the 2021 lockdowns. In 2022, we also see the rise of face-editing apps and theater and cinema apps. On the other hand, the share of drawing and painting apps has decreased in the Entertainment category.

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Keyword Volume
apple tv 72
pluto tv 60
movies 58
tv 55
free movies 55
movie 51
movies anywhere 50
tubi tv 46
movie apps 43
free tv 42

Source: AppTweak (January – October 2022).

The most popular keywords are defined as high-volume keywords for which many apps that share the same AppDNA rank well. Popular keywords within the OTT AppDNA are “movies,” “tv,” “free movies,” and “free tv.”

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Oriane Ineza
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Oriane is a Content Marketing Specialist at AppTweak, creating content for app marketers. She enjoys exploring the world through books, movies, and food.