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Top News Apps Worldwide for Q2 2019 by Downloads

See the top news apps worldwide for Q2 2019 by downloads, according to Sensor Tower data.

Top News Apps Worldwide for Q2 2019 by Downloads

Opera News was the most downloaded news app worldwide for Q2 2019 with more than 15 million installs, which represented 3.5x growth from Q2 2018. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were India at 59 percent of its total downloads and Egypt at 9 percent. The full top 10 ranking of news apps worldwide by downloads for Q2 2019 is above. App download estimates are from Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence platform.

Cricbuzz was the second most installed news app worldwide in the quarter with more than 13 million installs, which represented a 15 percent increase from Q2 2018. The countries with the largest number of Cricbuzz installs were India at 92 percent, followed by Pakistan at 2.4 percent. Dailyhunt, Toutiao, and Aaj Tak rounded out the top five most installed news apps worldwide for the quarter.

Store Intelligence users can see app download estimates for the above apps in addition to historical performance metrics on the Sensor Tower platform. Our estimates include downloads for the App Store and Google Play worldwide between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Apple apps and Google pre-installed apps are excluded. We report unique installs only. Android estimates do not include third-party stores. Figures represent aggregate installs of all app versions, ex: Facebook and Facebook Lite.


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Julia Chan

Written by: Julia Chan, Mobile Insights Analyst

Date: July 2019