In 2021, Peacock is expected to be the most popular entertainment app, followed by Disney+, HBO Max, and Hulu. The first two have been around for several years, but Peacock launched a few months ahead of its competition. Meanwhile, Netflix and Hulu have been around since 2007.
As the largest streaming service in the world, Netflix will likely continue to be the most popular entertainment app. Its thousands of movies and TV shows are accessible to users for free, with no commercials or ads. It also allows users to download content for offline viewing. In fact, the company won 44 Emmys this year. And with all these features, it’s no wonder Netflix is among the most popular entertainment apps on smartphones.
In addition to Spotify and Pandora, other entertainment apps that have become popular in the past few years include SoundCloud, YouTube Music, SiriusXM, and Audiomack. The most downloaded games on mobile devices are games, with more than half of all users installing them. One game released more than a decade ago leads the list of most downloaded mobile games in 2021: King’s Candy Crush Saga. With so many different types of apps to choose from, finding the right one is easy.
In the U.S., HBO Max ranked first with 46 million downloads. Netflix followed in second with 38 million. Disney+ ranked third, with nine million downloads in the third quarter of 2021. While many entertainment apps are ranked by their popularity, ifunny was the most popular for those who enjoy memes and videos. Unlike YouTube, ifunny allows users to comment on gifs and share videos.