More impressive is the fact that Disney+ only launched on November 12, which is well into the measure period of October 1-December 31, and is now only available in five markets.
WhatsApp, TikTok, and Messenger were 2019's most downloaded mobile apps, while Disney+ ranked second in the world's top new apps chart, behind MV Master, a photo editing tool that's mainly big in India.
It ended YouTube's four-quarter run as the No.1 app in the App Store and became the first app to surpass 10 million United States downloads on Google Play in a quarter since Facebook Messenger in 2017. However, it did take the #9 spot for worldwide downloads specifically from the App Store, despite launching well into the quarter, on November 12.
The revenue from TikTok grew 540% yearly, but most of that comes from China, where the app also offers in-app purchases of whatever people are selling or influencing.
In terms of revenue, Disney+ grossed more than $50 million in its first 30 days, beating out other subscription video on demand (SVOD) rivals, like HBO NOW and Showtime. In December, Disney+ brought in more revenue than HBO NOW's best ever month, which includes the months when HBO NOW saw a spike from the final season of Game of Thrones.
We're talking about WhatsApp, which managed to offset a fourth place showing on Apple's App Store with a convincing Google Play victory that was enough to give the instant messaging service the overall global win. Netflix mobile revenues consistently decreased through the year, though the report notes that the company has made a concerted effort to push new subscribers to subscribing online rather than through the app.