Google Play’s most popular apps, games, music, books & news sources in 2014

Google Play logoAs the year-end approaches, Google has published the list of most popular apps, games, movies, music, news sources and books of the year. The company has also shared key trends of the year in the content store.

Here is quick look at highlights. Also, check out the direct links to the most popular Google Play content of the year at the end of the report.

  • Health & Fitness was 2014’s fastest growing category in apps
  • Google Play Games users unlocked 3.5 billion achievements in the year
  • Robin Williams was the most searched actor on Google Play
  • Movie Soundtracks were the fastest growing genres of the year

Google Play - End of Year InfographicMost Downloaded Apps by Category: 

Education – Duolingo,

Social – Facebook,

Health & Fitness – MyFitnessPal,

Entertainment – Netflix,

Music –Pandora,

Sports – NFL Mobile,

Photography – Flipagram,

Travel – TripAdvisor

Top Downloaded Games: 

1. Candy Crush Saga,

2. Don’t Tap The White Tile,

3. Farm Heroes Saga,

4. Subway Surfers,

5. Clash of Clans

Movie of the Year: Frozen,

TV Show of the Year: The Walking Dead,

Comeback Movie: Toy Story

Album of the Year: Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,

Song of the Year: Dark Horse by Katy Perry,

Song of the Summer: Fancy by Iggy Azalea

News Sources of the Year:

1. The New York Times,

2. TMZ,

3. Forbes Now,

4. The Verge,

5. The Huffington Post,

6. The Daily Beast,

7. The Wall Street Journal,

8. Gizmodo,

9. Android Central

Books of the Year:

1. The Fault in Our Stars,

2. Fifty Shades of Grey,

3. Divergent,

4. Twelve Years a Slave,

5. Insurgent


Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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1 thought on “Google Play’s most popular apps, games, music, books & news sources in 2014

    harsh singh

    (December 14, 2014 - 12:13 pm)

    Little help here…
    I need to get hold of the USA play store. The Indian one has too many bad apps. Any way I could do so? Any way I can at least follow what’s popular in USA Play Store?

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