As we go headlong towards the end of 2017, Google has decided to share with us its ‘Best of’ lists for Google Play. The lists which have been drawn up are U.S. centric and cover several categories, including most popular new apps and new games of 2017, top five streamed songs, top five movies, top five TV shows, as well as top five books of 2017.
Let’s start off with the most popular new apps from the year, Google’s top five includes Photo Editor – Beauty Camera & Photo Filters, What The Forecast?!!, Boomerang, TopBuzz Video: Viral Videos, Funny GIFs & TV shows, and Yarn – Chat Fiction. The Photo Editor app is similar to other beauty cameras in that it allows you to add the finishing touches to a selfie and share on social media.
The year’s most popular new games list was topped by Nintendo’s Super Mario Run, behind that were Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Magic Tiles 3, CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, and Ballz. Super Mario Run’s launch was fairly unique in that it’s one of the few Mario games to be launched on a non-Nintendo platform.
The top movies obtained through the Google Play ecosystem this year were Moana, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Wonder Woman (2017), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Doctor Strange. As for TV series, the most popular were Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, and Doctor Who.
Lastly we’ve got books and music, the top books of the year were 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, and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. On the music front, the top five streamed songs of 2017 were HUMBLE. By Kendrick Lamar, Shape of You by Ed Sheeran, DNA. by Kendrick Lamar, Mask Off by Future, and Body Like A Back Road by Sam Hunt.
Was your favourite content this year included in the lists? Let us know in the comments.