Hotstar, ALTBalaji among most entertaining, popular apps on Google Play

MUMBAI: Star India’s video on demand (VoD) service Hotstar and Balaji Telefilms’ subscription-led VoD service ALTBalaji have been named as the most entertaining and most popular apps by Google Play, the largest global app store for Android mobile devices.

Hotstar is second most entertaining app after PicsArt Animator. The top 5 list also includes Times Internet’s music streaming service Gaana. Other apps in the top 5 are Coloring Book for Me & Mandala and HOOKED – Chat Stories.

ALTBalaji is at the third position in the most popular apps category which has LIKE – Magic Special Effect Video Editor at the top. Other apps in the top 5 are Selfie Camera – Beauty Camera & Photo Editor, Paytm Mall: Online Shopping, and Facebook’s Messenger Lite: Free Calls & Messages.

Google Play’s Best of 2017 is the annual round-up of the best performing consumer applications across categories such as entertainment, productivity, gaming, fitness among others.

Being the largest app ecosystem in the world, with over 3 million available apps, each category is hotly contested with products from the world’s best technology developers.