By David LevenePublished November 20, 2017 10:19:25Google’s YouTube app has been downloaded more than 5 billion times on iOS since its launch in March, according to data from App Annie.
That’s more than twice the number of downloads on Google’s Android app, which has about 2.5 billion users.
Google+’s success on iOS has been fueled by Google’s commitment to integrating the social network with its Google Maps service.
While the app has attracted millions of new users, YouTube is still in its infancy, with its users only starting to hit the top 10 of the app’s ranking.
YouTube is also a bit older than Google+ on Android, which is why its user growth is outpacing its Google+ growth.
With YouTube on iOS, Google is also allowing its video creators to monetize through ad networks.
With YouTube on Android however, it seems that YouTube’s creators are more interested in monetizing through ad channels, as opposed to YouTube’s own ad network.
“YouTube on iOS is a great example of a new kind of monetization opportunity for creators who aren’t using YouTube on their own platform, but want to monetise on their platform,” said Alexi Alagiah, chief operating officer of App Annie, in a statement.