As we officially hit December, we are now seeing all sorts of interesting lists summarizing the various highlights of the year that was 2017. From the best places to work to the most-liked Instagram posts, these lists provide some insight into what kind of year 2017 has been.
As such, Google Play has officially released their 2017 lists of their most popular services in apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books.
No one knows how far she can go better than “Moana,” as she landed the most popular movie of the year on Google Play. Strong female characters dominated this year’s movies chart with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Wonder Woman rounding out the top three. Game of Thrones
kept Rick and Morty and The Walking Dead at bay to claim the Iron Throne for the second year in a row as the most popular TV show. Elsewhere, Kendrick Lamar may no longer be so “HUMBLE.” after beating out Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” as Google Play’s most streamed song of 2017. Kendrick’s “DNA” also holds the number three spot on this list.
Nintendo’s Super Mario Run was the most downloaded new game of the year, but not all bubbles were burst, as Bubble Witch 3 Saga was closely behind at number two. Photo Editor – Beauty Camera & Photo Filters was the most downloaded new app with fans touching up their favorite photos for social media. We also have curated lists this year from our editors to help you find the best apps and games of 2017, such as Socratic – Math Answers & Homework Help and CATS: Crash Area Turbo Stars, respectively.
Here are Google Play’s Best Services of 2017 for the United States…
Most popular new apps of 2017
• Photo Editor – Beauty Camera & Photo Filters
• What The Forecast?!!
• TopBuzz Video: Viral Videos, Funny GIFs &TV shows
• Yarn – Chat Fiction
Most popular new games of 2017
• Super Mario Run
• Bubble Witch 3 Saga
• Magic Tiles 3
• CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
Top five streamed songs of 2017
• HUMBLE. by Kendrick Lamar
• Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
• DNA. by Kendrick Lamar
• Mask Off by Future
• Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt
Top five movies of 2017
• Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
• Wonder Woman (2017)
• Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
• Doctor Strange
Top five TV shows of 2017
• Game of Thrones
• Rick and Morty
• The Walking Dead
• The Big Bang Theory
• Doctor Who
Top five books of 2017
• The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
• It by Stephen King
• The Battlemage by Taran Matharu
• Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
• Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Google Play also released several other interesting year-end lists for 2017, including the most popular lists of services around the world and all of their editors’ choices for the Best of 2017.
Best App: Socratic – Math Answers & Homework Help
Most Entertaining App: PicsArt Animator: Gif & Video
Best Social App: Litsy
Best Daily Helper App: Simple Habit Meditation
Most Innovative App: Qapital: Save Small Live Large
Best App for Kids: 123 Numbers – Count & Tracing
Best Game: CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars
Most Competitive Game: Clash Royale
Most Social Game: Boggle With Friends: Word Game
Best Indie Game: Miracle Merchant
Most Innovative Game: After the End: Forsaken Destiny
Best Game to Pick Up & Play: Cooking Craze – A Fast & Fun Restaurant Chef Game
Best Game for Kids: Toca Life: Hospital
Check out Google Play’s entire catalog of the Best of 2017 right here.