Smartphone Users Spending Money On These 8 Apps: Google One At #1, Youtube At #3

In the non-gaming subscription applications’ segment, Apple users spent about $13.5 billion in 2021.
In the non-gaming subscription applications’ segment, Apple users spent about $13.5 billion in 2021.

Subscription-based gaming applications on Play Store and App Store garner a lot of interests, however, today we will list out the top 10 non-gaming subscription-based applications that witnessed huge spendings in 2021.


Here’s How Much Users Spent in 2021

In the non-gaming subscription applications’ segment, Apple users spent about $13.5 billion in 2021.

Consumers spent $4.8 billion on the top 100 subscription apps on Google Play Store, amounting to total money spent exceeding $18 billion, a report published by Sensor Tower shows.

When you look at the list of top 10 apps attracting heavy volumes of subscription spendings, it is dominated by dating applications and OTT content streaming apps, majorly.

You will find the list of  top 10 apps on which smartphone users spent the most in 2021.

List of Top 10 Non-Gaming Apps Attracting Most Subscription Spendings

#10. Hulu

It is an American OTT or streaming platform. Its most basic plan amounts to $6.99/month, and ranges to $69.99/month for the superlative pack.

#9. Bumble

It is an extremely popular dating application. It is the ninth most popular app on which smartphone users spent the most money in 2021. 

Even though the app is free, there are a plethora of features one can use by purchasing its premium. It costs Rs 59 for 1 day, and goes up to as high as Rs 4,999 for lifetime.

#8. ESPN

It is an American international basic cable sports channel owned by ESPN Inc. Its membership plan, called ESPN+ amounts to $69.99 for 12 months.

#7. Twitch

It is a video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of esports competitions, while offering music broadcasts, creative content, and live streams. Its is extremely popular among gamers.

There are three tiers for Twitch subscriptions. Tier one costs $4.99, tier two costs $9.99, and tier three costs $24.99, per month.

#6. Pandora

It is a popular app used majorly in the US and Europe, among other regions. One can listen to podcasts, music streaming and grab other audio content too on the app.

#5. Tinder

Among the most popular dating apps, Tinder’s premium subscription, Tinder Plus costs Rs 373/month, the most basic pack and Rs 1,050/month for the most premium pack called Tinder Platinum.

#4. HBO Max

It is a subscription-based OTT platform and its premium costs Rs 329/month for the most basic plan, in which users will be able to stream 4K content without any advertisements.

#3. YouTube

Among the most popular apps in the world, it costs Rs 129/month for the most basic plan, and also provides a Family Plan, which costs Rs 189/month.

For students, subscription can start from Rs 79/month.

#2. Disney+

The OTT platform costs $7.99/month or $79.99/year.

#1. Google One

It is the membership program of Google, which provides users access to all of Google’s services, including extra cloud storage.

Membership costs Rs 1,300/year for the most basic plan, while the premium one costs Rs 6,500/year.

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