Roku Channel Store Statistics and Trends 2023
For this article, we leveraged our app intelligence solutions to analyze the current state of Roku Channel Store. In particular, we looked at app and publisher data to identify a variety of emerging trends.
To demonstrate our findings, we’ve answered the following questions about Roku Channel Store.
- How many apps are available on Roku Channel Store?
- How many publishers have released apps on Roku Channel Store?
- What is the distribution of free versus paid apps on Roku Channel Store?
- What is the distribution of apps by category?
- How many apps are released on Roku Channel Store per day, per week, and per month?
- What is the average rating of Roku apps?
- How much do Roku apps cost?
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History of Roku Channel Store
The Roku connected TV revolutionized home entertainment. Founded in Los Gatos, California in 2002, their diverse catalog of products now covers everything from streaming devices, to smart-TVs, to high-end audio solutions.
However, their real moneymaker is the Roku Channel Store, which allows users to add their favorite “channels” to their Roku and Roku-powered devices in the same manner as the Apple App Store enables iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac users to download their favorite apps across their entire profile.
While Roku offers content from heavy-hitters like Netflix, Google Play, ESPN, BBC, HBO GO, Hulu, and Vudu, they also offer channels that appeal to more select tastes, such as AMC, the Food Network, Gaia, Wired, Vice, and local news broadcasters.
It is evident, therefore, when examining the Roku offering, why customers are ditching cable. Indeed, because Roku untethers channels from bulky cable packages, it offers improved flexibility, lower costs, more options, and a better, more personalized experience.
Indeed, by untethering popular channels from bulky cable packages, they’re able to offer customers improved flexibility, lower costs, more options, and a better, more personalized experience.
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How many apps are available on Roku Channel Store?
Roku Channel Store Apps37,046
Roku Channel Store is one of the most popular mobile app vendors on the planet, offering 37,046 apps.Find out how many apps are available on other app stores.
How many publishers have released apps on Roku Channel Store?
To date, 9,995 app publishers have published apps on Roku Channel Store.Find out how many app publishers are active on other app stores.
What is the distribution of free versus paid on Roku Channel Store?
There are 35,070 free apps on Roku Channel Store and 1,976 that must be purchased. However, it should be noted that many free apps require subscriptions or otherwise offer in-app purchases.
What is the distribution of apps by category?
Drilling down a bit deeper, apps available on Roku Channel Store are divided into 61 categories. We’ve calculated the distribution of Roku apps by category:
How many apps are released on Roku Channel Store per day?
An average of 18 new apps are released on Roku Channel Store per day.
How many apps are released on Roku Channel Store per week?
Last week, 91 apps were published to Roku Channel Store. The chart to the left depicts publication statistics for the last three weeks.
How many apps are released on Roku Channel Store per month?
Last month, 615 apps were added to Roku Channel Store. The chart to the left shows publication trends over the last three months.
How much do Roku Channel Store apps cost?
While the vast majority of Roku apps are free to download, many need to be purchased. Typically, paid Roku apps cost <$1. Below, we've plotted the price distribution of paid apps for those costing up to USD $10.00:
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We here at 42matters offer enterprise data dumps of connected-TV platform metadata from Roku, tvOS, and Fire TV. This data can be leveraged to gain valuable insight and statistics about the various digital stores managed by these platforms and their extended app ecosystems.
42matters offers a glimpse into every app available on the Roku Channel Store. This includes app name, platform, description, category, developer name, developer ID, rating, price, whether it requires a subscription, and a whole lot more.
By leveraging our extensive connected-TV app datasets – which come in daily, weekly, or monthly installments of a single gzipped file with line delimited JSON – companies can quickly ingest the latest data and statistics into their own system for further analysis.