The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) mania has gripped the nation and cricket apps are the most downloaded apps category on the Google Play Store. As per the Sensor Tower data of the week ending September 27, five apps — Hotstar, Cricbuzz, Cricket.com, IPL2020, and Live Cricket HD were in the top 10 list of the most downloaded apps in the month of September.
Sensor tower analyses the ranking of apps based on downloads on Play Store.
Interestingly, only one of these apps, Hotstar (ranked number 4), was among the top 10 apps as on September 19, when the IPL 2020 started in Abu Dhabi. During the start of the month, none of the other cricket apps was among the top 10.
Disney+ Hotstar, which is the official broadcast partner for the IPL 2020, has been ranked on number 2 on the week ending September 27; last week it was on number 1 position, reported Business Standard.
As on September 19, the day 1 of the IPL 2020, the concurrent viewership touched 8.4 million viewers. The streaming platform of Disney Star was also the official partner for 2019 Cricket World Cup and saw 300 million users watching the World Cup on its app.
Apart from Hotstar, Cricbuzz was ranked fourth with over 100 million downloads according to Sensor Tower Data. The mobile app, which shows live scores, cricket commentary and analysis, ranked 372 at the start of the month.
Cricket.com followed the Cricbuzz app, which saw its ranking move up from 392 during the IPL starting week to 5 on September 27.
Similarly, IPL 2020 was also ranked on 232 on the week when IPL started. It now ranks number 8. The ranking of Live Cricket HD app has also jumped from 47 on September 20 to 6 on September 6.
Moving past all these cricket frenzy apps is a TikTok clone app called Snack Video. This app is seeing massive downloads on Google Play Store, taking its ranking to number 1 as on September 27. As per reports, there are several issues around the original of this app, but so far it’s not been on the government’s radar.