TikTok hits 1.5 billion downloads, report says
The app has had 614 million downloads so far just this year, according to mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The social video app is currently the third most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, after WhatsApp at No. 1 and Messenger at No. 2, according to the firm. Facebook and Instagram rank in fourth and fifth place, respectively, the survey says.© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. TikTok is currently the third most downloaded non-gaming app of 2019, according to Sensor Tower.
The Disney Plus mobile app was downloaded 40.9 million times across Apple's App Store and the Google Play store for Android, with the vast majority of interest coming Disney Plus has generated an estimated .2 million in user spending on mobile in its first two months, Sensor Tower said .
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was the last year's -- and that interest seemed to translate to mobile downloads and spending too. The mobile app was downloaded 40.9 million times across 's App Store and the store for Android, with the vast majority of interest coming from the US, according to mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower in a report Tuesday.
Plus has generated an estimated $97.2 million in user spending on mobile in its first two months, Sensor Tower said.
Redbox will stop selling Disney movie codes as part of settlement
Disney's lawsuit against Redbox is over, and it's not great news for Redbox. The two sides have agreed to a settlement that will have Redbox stop the sale of movie download codes from Disney disc packs. Attorneys for Disney had accused Redbox of violating copyright by offering the codes separately from the discs that went into rental kiosks. Redbox had accused Disney of anti-competitive behavior and succeeded in thwarting a preliminary injunction that would have blocked sales, but its defense fell apart after Disney reworked the disc packs' terms to make code access contingent on how you bought the movies rather than physical ownership.
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That doesn't include any demand for Disney Plus on smart TVs, gaming consoles and devices like Roku, Apple TV that stream video to televisions. And generally, demand to watch Disney Plus-style programming is highest for TVs, the biggest screens in the house. Similar services like Netflix and Hulu routinely say that around two-thirds to three-quarters of their viewing hours happen on TVs.
Disney Plus is the biggest hit in its biggest country so far: the US. Sensor Tower said that 84% of Disney Plus mobile revenue and installs have been in the US in the service's first 60 days. Disney Plus is also live in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.
Hacked Disney+ accounts are already available for sale online
Hackers capitalized on the launch of Disney+ by stealing user accounts and selling them online.According to an investigation from ZDNet, many of these stolen accounts are being offered for free on hacking forums or are available for sale with prices ranging from $3 to $11, despite the fact that a legitimate Disney+ subscription only costs $7.
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Disney Plus , the highly anticipated streaming service from Disney that launched early Tuesday, was downloaded 3.2 million times to mobile devices It's also No. 1 app in the Apple iOS app store in both the US and Canada. In the Netherlands, the third country where Disney Plus launched Tuesday
Disney's rollout of its service differed from that of many competitors that came before because it included international markets from the get-go and enjoyed the benefit streaming subscriptions having already evolved into a popular way to watch. So comparing Disney's launch with predecessors has those big caveats. That said, Sensor Tower noted thatgrossed $23.7 million on mobile during its first 60 days, which coincided with the release of a new season of Game of Thrones. 's streaming service grossed $1.2 million in the comparable timeframe.
Disney Plus is perhaps the most high-profile example of traditional Hollywood reorienting itself to compete in streaming video against the likes of , which launched Nov. 12 for $7 a month, was one of the first in a surge of new streaming services all launching within months of each other, a trend sometimes called the ., and, most recently, .
Netflix’s $3 mobile-only plan is coming to more markets .
Last year, Netflix rolled out a mobile-only plan in India, in a bid to increase its subscribers count for the region by reaching customers who couldn't afford to pay for a full-fledged streaming plan. Soon after that, we learned that Netflix was piloting a similar plan in Malaysia, a move that confirmed its mobile-only plan makes sense for some markets and that other countries in the region could get the same subscription options as India. Good news: It turns out that Netflix does want to bring the mobile-only subscription to more markets in the future.