Hotstar Most Popular Entertainment App Among Indian Smartphone Users, Report Claims

Seventy-nine p.c smartphone customers in India are utilizing over-the-top (OTT) apps for leisure and as many as 4 out of 5 customers have not less than one OTT leisure platform on their machine, a brand new report stated on Thursday.

Hotstar is the most-penetrated OTT leisure app with 49 p.c of smartphone customers having it put in on their gadgets.

The OTT platforms put in on the gadgets are along with the informal leisure apps similar to YouTube and UGC (User Generated Content) platforms like TikTok and with similar to penetration, OTT leisure apps have turn out to be the ‘most-penetrated’ app class for smartphone customers in India after social networking, chatting and e-commerce Apps, revealed the report by market analysis agency techARC.

“Over the previous three years, we’ve got seen lots of enablement each from the smartphone OEMs in addition to operators’ sides. This has facilitated the expansion of OTT leisure companies in addition to consumption.

“While 4G has undoubtedly created this class, it has been complemented by the smartphone business that has innovated to save lots of each micron on the display for full-screen viewing, backed by a robust battery and stereophonic sound,” stated Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.

One of the primary elements for Hotstar’s progress has been its sports activities content material, particularly cricket.

Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video has barely higher penetration than Netflix in India. Prime Video penetration is 15 p.c as in comparison with 13 p.c of Netflix.

This is a results of Amazon’s shut relationship with some smartphone OEMs the place Amazon apps like Amazon Shopping and Amazon Prime Video come pre-loaded within the machine. 



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