No surprise: Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon are the top TV streaming apps

Last week, TCL, one of the fastest growing TV manufacturers, released the results of a survey conducted by Ipsos on the top 25 apps used for streaming on TV. 10% of respondents use cord cutting apps like Sling TV and Playstation Vue, and 30% of respondents use Hulu. More slow to catch on have been cord shaving apps: a combined 7% of respondents use the Time Warner Cable, Spectrum TV, and Xfinity TV apps.

“As streaming continues to grow in popularity, consumers are seeking out a wider variety of channels that deliver the content they love.  Five years ago, there were only a few apps that mattered, now when you look at the Top 25, all of them are being watched by millions of households that are passionate about them,” said Chris Larson, TCL senior vice president. “We recognized this growing need and partnered with Roku back in 2013 to develop the TCL Roku TV product knowing that they had the breadth of content as well as the scale and technology to remain a leader, ensuring that our Smart TVs would always have easy access to the most content. With more than 5,000 streaming channels it is no surprise that the TCL Roku TV offers all 25 of the most popular apps, but it is especially exciting to see that more and more Americans are seeking out and enjoying the vast variety of content we can offer.”

While it is no surprise that Netflix took the top spot with 73% usage among respondents, it is surprising that four music apps – Pandora (#4), Spotify (#7), iHeartRadio (#14), and Vevo (#25) – all cracked the top 25.

Below, the full top 25:

Top 25 Streaming Apps for TVs

  1. Netflix
  2. YouTube
  3. Amazon Instant Video
  4. Pandora
  5. Hulu
  6. HBO Go / HBO Now
  7. Spotify
  8. WatchESPN
  9. Disney Channel
  10. NBC
  11. ABC
  12. Nickelodeon
  13. Fox Sports Go
  14. iHeartRadio
  15. Disney Jr.
  16. NFL
  17. Nick Jr.
  18. Crackle
  19. Google Play Music & TV
  20. Showtime / Showtime Anytime
  21. Starz
  22. CBS News
  23. FXNOW
  24. CBS All Access
  25. Vevo

Adam Flomenbaum

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