Kara Bailey, Director of Merchandising at Google Play announced ,in an official Google blog post, the Play Store’s most popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books globally in 2016.
The Force and Harry Potter were no match for a different kind of superhero as Deadpool and “Deadpool Kills the Universe” dominated the movie and book charts this year.
He also divulged that Game of Thrones topped the chart as the most popular TV show of 2016, keeping The Walking Dead behind.
With Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” being the number one most streamed song of the year, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” came in at number two.
Any guesses as to which was the most popular game of the year at Google Play?
Well, That’s right! Pokémon GO captured the top trending game spot.
In an interesting blog post, Bailey listed Google Play’s top five lists for the most popular content around the world in 2016. Here are Google Play’s “Best of 2016” lists
Top 5 trending apps
- Face Changer 2 – It Swaps facesbetween friends and with your favourite characters. Morphs heads, adds face parts, funny hats, silly glasses and hundreds of accessories, stickers, backgrounds and more.
- Lumyer – Photo & Selfie Editor- As the name suggests, Lumyer is adds realistic animated effects created to enhance images.
- Castbox – Podcast Radio Music – This app provides audio content covering both entertainment and education during daily playback scenarios (commute, sport, chores, relax, etc.)
- Emoji Keyboard Pro – This app has all the new emoji’s from iOS 7 and iPhone 6s released in 2015!!!
- MSQRD – This app Records video selfie animations, and sends it to friends via your favorite messengers and social networks.
Top 5 trending games
- Pokémon GO
- Clash Royale
- Traffic Rider
- Dream League Soccer
Top 5 streamed songs
- Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
- Sorry, Justin Bieber
- One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla), Drake
- Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
- Me, Myself & I, G-Eazy
Top 5 movies
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Captain America: Civil War
- Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Top 5 TV shows
- Game of Thrones
- The Walking Dead
- The Big Bang Theory
- The Flash
Top 5 books
- Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
- The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
- The Art of War by Tzu Sun
- Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes