Google Play announces its top apps, games, books, and more for 2016

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 02 Dec 2016
Google Play announces its top apps, games, books, and more for 2016
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Photo editing apps ruled the roost, while Pokemon Go was the top game of 2016

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With the year drawing to a close, Google has announced Google Play’s most popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, and books in 2016 globally. The company also unveiled the top trending apps, games, movies and books in India.

It would come as no surprise that the phenomenon that was Pokemon Go took the top spot in the list of Top Trending Games of 2016 globally, followed by Clash Royale and Traffic Rider. In list of Top Trending Apps, photo editing app Face Changer 2 came first followed by another photo editing app, Lumyer - Photo & Selfie Editor.

It seems like Deadpool was the flavour of the year as the movie managed to beat Star Wars to the top spot, while the book, Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, managed to best the return of Harry Potter in the list of top books. There were no surprises in the list of Top TV shows as Game of Thrones took the top spot, followed by The Walking Dead.

Over in India, BeautyPlus Me – Perfect Camera was the most trending app of the year followed by Voot TV Shows Movies Cartoons. Salman Khan’s movie Sultan as well as the mobile game based on the movie came second in both, the list of Top Trending Movies and the list of Top Games in India. The top spot in both these lists was taken by The Martian and Train Simulator 2016 respectively.

Here is the complete list.

GOOGLE PLAY’S GLOBAL BEST OF 2016 LISTS

TOP TRENDING APPS of 2016                                  

1.     Face Changer 2
2.     Lumyer - Photo & Selfie Editor
3.     Castbox - Podcast Radio Music
4.     Emoji Keyboard Pro
5.     MSQRD

TOP TRENDING GAMES of 2016

1.     Pokémon GO
2.     Clash Royale
3.     Traffic Rider
4.     slither.io
5.     Dream League Soccer

TOP 5 STREAMED SONGS of 2016

1.     Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
2.     Sorry, Justin Bieber
3.     One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla), Drake
4.     Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
5.     Me, Myself & I, G-Eazy

TOP 5 MOVIES of 2016

1.     Deadpool
2.     Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3.     Zootopia
4.     Captain America: Civil War
5.     Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

TOP 5 TV SHOWS of 2016           

1.     Game of Thrones
2.     The Walking Dead
3.     The Big Bang Theory
4.     Mr. Robot
5.     The Flash

TOP 5 BOOKS of 2016

1.     Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
2.     Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
3.     The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
4.     The Art of War by Tzu Sun
5.     Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

GOOGLE PLAY’S INDIA BEST OF 2016 LISTS

TOP TRENDING APPS of 2016  

1.     BeautyPlus Me – Perfect Camera
2.     Voot TV Shows Movies Cartoons
3.     Google Duo
4.     Mr Voonik
5.     Tap Emoji Keyboard

TOP TRENDING GAMES of 2016

1.     Train Simulator 2016
2.     Sultan: The Game
3.     Traffic Rider
4.     Talking Tom Gold Run
5.     Grand Gangsters 3D

TOP 5 MOVIES of 2016

1.     The Martian
2.     Sultan
3.     The Jungle Book
4.     The Intern
5.     Deadpool

TOP 5 BOOKS of 2016

1.     Cometh the Hour by Jeffery Archer
2.     When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
3.     The Trials of Apollo : The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordon
4.     Half Lion by Vinay Sitapati
5.     The Last Mile by David Baldacci

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Shrey Pacheco

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