Google TV Stats: The Top Apps, Categories, and Publishers

Recently, we expanded our connected TV (CTV) file dumps with Google TV app intelligence. So, to show you some of the things these file dumps can do, we used them to identify the top Google TV apps, categories, publishers, and more.

Here’s what we cover in this article (click the links below to jump to the relevant sections):

To learn more about our CTV data, check out our File Dumps for Connected TV apps.

The Top Rated Apps on Google TV

To begin, let’s take a look at the top five best rated apps on Google TV based on average star rating.

  1. TuneIn Radio: News, Sports & AM FM Music Stations — 4.6753683 stars
  2. Red Ball 4 — 4.4952483 stars
  3. Beach Buggy Racing — 4.434434 stars
  4. PPSSPP - PSP emulator — 4.3800707 stars
  5. Hungry Shark Evolution — 4.368012 stars

The Most Popular Apps on Google TV

Next up, we identified the 10 most popular Google TV apps. In this case, we determined app popularity by multiplying total downloads by average rating to get a number that reflected both user satisfaction (downloads) and market penetration (average rating).

  1. Tubi - Free Movies & TV Shows
  2. TuneIn Radio: News, Sports & AM FM Music Stations
  3. Crossy Road
  4. Twitch: Live Game Streaming
  5. Red Ball 4
  6. Beach Buggy Racing
  7. PPSSPP - PSP emulator
  8. Hungry Shark Evolution
  9. Asphalt 8 - Car Racing Game
  10. Worms Zone .io - Hungry Snake

The Most Popular Categories on Google TV

On to the top five categories! These rankings were determined by looking at the number of apps that populate each category.

  1. Entertainment — 1,372 apps  
  2. Tools — 357 apps
  3. Video Players & Editors — 332 apps
  4. Sports — 202 apps
  5. News & Magazines — 179 apps

The Top Publishers on Google TV

And finally, we come to the top 10 publishers. Here, we’ve ranked CTV app publishers based on their publishing prolificacy (more apps = higher ranking).

  1. TiVo Inc. — 73 apps
  2. BlueFrame Technology — 63 apps
  3. N-Dream — 52 apps
  4. MobiTV Inc. — 50 apps
  5. 4NET.TV solutions a.s. — 38 apps
  6. EdgeWay — 37 apps
  7. The E.W. Scripps Company — 36 apps
  8. VlogBox, Inc. — 35 apps
  9. Google LLC — 28 apps
  10. Brandon Stecklein — 27 apps

Try Our Google TV File Dumps for Free

To take the Google TV file dump for a test drive, click the link below (NOTE: a sample data set will immediately download to your device upon clicking the link):

This sample dump offers a glimpse into our CTV app intelligence, which is updated on a daily basis. You can find similar sample dumps on our website for other CTV app stores, like the Roku Channel Store, Apple TV tvOS App Store, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV Apps, LG Content Store, and Vizio SmartCast Apps.

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