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Google Play Music Hits 5 bn Play Store Downloads: Report

The search engine giant will pre-install YouTube Music instead of Play Music on future Android phones. The firm confirmed the news on the YouTube blog last month, mentioning that all new devices launching with Android 10 OS and Android Pie will offer the app out of the box

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The official Google music streaming service for years — Google Play Music — has crossed 5 billion downloads on the Google Play Store, which makes it the sixth app to cross this mark, following Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Search and YouTube, the media has reported.

Incidentally, YouTube, Maps, Search, Gmail, and Chrome come pre-installed on Android devices, thus, helping their numbers.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

With YouTube Music becoming the default app on Android 10, its predecessor will have to face the music: Its install number growth will stall and will eventually fade out, Android Police has reported on Sunday.

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The search engine giant will pre-install YouTube Music instead of Play Music on future Android phones. The firm confirmed the news on the YouTube blog last month, mentioning that all new devices launching with Android 10 OS and Android Pie will offer the app out of the box. (IANS)

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Social Video app TikTok Reaches 1.5 Billion Downloads Worldwide

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

Social video app TikTok has reached 1.5 billion downloads worldwide on the App Store as well as Google Play and India leads the chart with 466.8 million or about 31 per cent of all unique installs.

In 2019, the app accumulated 614 million downloads — six per cent more than it had last year, reported mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower.

India has been a fast adoptor in 2019, driving up 277.6 million downloads so far this year, or roughly 45 per cent of all global installs.

China generated the second largest amount of downloads with 45.5 million, or 7.4 percent, while the US is No 3 with 37.6 million installs, or about 6 per cent, this year.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

The figure does not include installs from third-party Android stores in the country, said Sensor Tower.

TikTok with 614 million downloads currently is the third-most downloaded non-gaming app of the year, behind WhatsApp at the top with 707.4 million installs and Facebook Messenger at second spot with 636.2 million.

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Facebook is fourth with 587 million downloads and Instagram at fifth spot with 376.2 million.

To recall, TikTok crossed the 1 billion downloads milestone in February 2019, taking just under nine months to generate a further 500 million installs. (IANS)