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WFH drives up time spent on OTT platforms by 82.63%: Bobble AI report

Social distancing and work-from-home have prompted Indians to navigate mobile apps and set up a routine for their quotidian entertainment and vocational needs. Unable to leave their homes to socialise with friends and family, watch their favourite movie in a cinema, people are increasingly turning to their smartphones for daily essential, skilling and fitness needs. Average screen time has increased manifold since entering self-isolation.

Bobble AI has released a report to better understand consumption pattern and user behaviour on smartphonesever since the nation-wide lockdown has been imposed. This trend report is based upon the anonymised and aggregated insights collected on Bobble AI platforms post and during the COVID-19 outbreak in India. 

Bobble AI data intelligence and analysis shows:

Staying connected

As every organisation in a span of a mere one week has shifted towards the virtual world, video conferencing platforms have become imperative. Video Conferencing applications like Zoom, Google, Hangouts, Google Duo, and Houseparty have seen a 71.11% increase in time spent, with a 104.12 % increase in active user count.
House party has seen a massive increase of 215.97% in time spent, along with an overnight spike of 8142.55 % in active users.
Followed by Zoom with an increase of 141.69% in time spent, with an 85.43% increase in engagement rate and a 2542.23% increase in active users.

Fitness and me

Apart from work from home, workout from home is a new furour. Fitness applications like Lose Weight at Home, Cure.fit, Home Workout have seen a 39.50% increase in time spent with a 14.72% increase in engagement rate, and 104.53% increase in daily active users.
Lose Weight at Home has seen a 46.98% increase in time spent, with a 49.33% increase in active users.

Up-skilling and reskilling

E-learning platforms like Udemy, Unacademy and Byjus have seen an 82.73% increase in time spent, along with a whopping 122.62% increase in engagement and 25.12% increase in daily active users.
Udemy has seen a 119.05% increase in time spent, with a 36.93% increase in engagement.

Entertainment, entertainment, and entertainment

OTT platforms like Hotstar, Amazon Prime and Netflix have seen an 82.63% increase in time spent.
Netflix has seen a whopping 110% increase in time spent, with a 50.71% increase in engagement rate and 54.80% increase in active user count.
Followed by Amazon Prime Videos with a 98.92% increase in time spent, with a 32.75% increase in engagement and a 23.52% increase in daily active users.

Engaging on Social media

With the complete lockdown, Social Media and Messaging apps have also seen an instant boom.
Applications like Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp, and Twitter have seen a 46.28% hike in time spent, with a 49.23% increase in engagement and a 29.55% increase in daily active users.
There is a 57.64% increase in time on WhatsApp, with a 49% increase in engagement.
Followed by Instagram with a 50.30% increase in engagement rate.

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