Top Smartphones Apps in 2016: Apple Music Ranks 9th, According to Nielsen

According to the Nielsen ratings of most-used apps on smartphones, the Apple Music app is ranked number nine, which beats its competitors – Spotify, Pandora, and other music services.

We all witnessed Apple Music’ success in 2015 and 2016. Originally launched in June of 2015, Apple Music has steadily attracted new users to show a 20 percent change since in 2016. The service has around 20 million paying subscribers, which is about one-fifth of the 100 million users of Spotify.

Among the top 10 smartphone apps, the apps with highest year-over-year change were Amazon App and Instagram, with 43% and 36% growth in users from 2015, respectively.

Top Smart Apps Nielsen

While the Apple Music app is available as a separate download on Android, it is mostly associated with iOS, as it comes with every iPhone sold.

In general, Apple Music can only be played on Apple’s own platform. To play Apple Music on other non-Apple devices like Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Sony Xperia Z5, HTC 10, Huawei Mate 9, Google Pixel, and so on, you might need to convert the DRM-ed music to MP3 with Apple Music Converter.

  • What can Apple Music Converter do?
    Remove DRM protection on iTunes music and audiobooks.
    Convert iTunes audios to MP3, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, M4R, and MKA.
    Extract audios from iTunes videos files and save them to common formats.
    Keep ID3 Tags information in converted MP3 and M4A files.
    Convert media files at up to 16X speed on computer.
    M4A file converted from audiobook will be packed with chapter.
    Show the entire iTunes Library directly with conversion and output option.

Source: Hypebot, App Advice
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