In just one year, the YouTube app for Android TV has more than doubled, to the point where it now exceeds 100 million installs.
Google’s efforts to impose its Android TV operating system have clearly paid off. Launched in 2014 to replace Google TV (which is finally about to make a comeback), Android TV has enjoyed exponential success in recent months, to the point of seeing the number of downloads of the YouTube app for Android TV exceed 100 million installations. A figure all the more impressive as the previous level of 50 million had been crossed in May 2020 recalls the 9to5Google site.
In addition to marking a clear progression of the YouTube application on smart TV, this figure also testifies to the growing success of connected televisions powered by the Mountain View firm. YouTube for Android TV is in fact preinstalled on all devices running Android TV. The fact that the application passes the symbolic milestone of 100 million installations therefore logically suggests that TVs equipped with Google’s OS are also selling very well. A situation which is not really surprising: during his last I / O conference, Google had confirmed that the growth of Android TV had jumped 80% in the United States.
YouTube improves on Android TV
Despite these excellent results, the American company does not intend to rest on its achievements. Thus, several Google TV and Android TV users recently reported a new feature recently implemented on the YouTube application: the possibility (already available on mobile and PC) to change playback speed to vary between x0.25 and x2. Implemented a few months ago on Netflix, this new feature should quickly find its audience, even if it is already making moviegoers cringe.