Google summarized the year for its digital content store - “Google Play”. Every year the corporation based in California publishes an annual report about the most popular applications, games, movies, TV shows, books and music. As it was expected, Pokemon GO reached this year the first place among games. It is no wonder, because the hit of the year was the fastest mobile game to earn $600 million in revenue (90 day). Pokemon GO is installed on almost 11% of Android devices in the United States and users have spent on this application 45% of smartphone gaming time. Face Changer 2 has become the most popular App of the year with 50 millions of users.

Application swap faces between friends with favorite pop-culture characters. Selfie editing Apps were really trending this year and you can see 2 more of them in the Google store top-5 list: Lumyer and MSQRD. In the Movies rate of 2016 superhero movie franchises are dominating the top-list, as well as in the Books rate, which is leaded by Deadpool comic book. It was even popular then highly expected Harry Potter new book. Game of Thrones kept The Walking Dead away to once again claim the Iron Throne as the most popular TV show of 2016.

Google digital content top five lists

Check out Google Play’s top five lists for the most popular content around the world in 2016 below:


  • Face Changer
  • Lumyer - Photo & Selfie Editor
  • Castbox - Podcast Radio Music
  • Emoji Keyboard Pro


  • Pokémon GO
  • Clash Royale
  • Traffic Rider
  • slither.io
  • Dream League Soccer


  • 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 of 2016

  • Deadpool
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Zootopia
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

TOP 5 TV SHOWS of 2016

  • Game of Thrones
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Mr. Robot
  • The Flash

TOP 5 BOOKS of 2016

  • 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

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Google Play was launched on March 6, 2012, bringing together the Android Market, Google Music, and the Google eBookstore under one brand, marking a shift in Google's digital distribution strategy.

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The services operating under the Google Play banner are: Google Music, Google Books, Google Newsstand, Google Movies&TV and Google Games. The Google Play store has reached over 2.2 million apps published and over 50 billion downloads.