As the year draws to a close, Google today announced Google Play’s most globally popular apps, games, music, movies, TV shows and books in 2017. And specifically in India, we bring you the list of top apps, games, movies, books and music.
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.
On the home front, ‘Photo Editor - Beauty Camera & Photo Filters’ and ‘Messenger Lite’ were top trending apps, proving India’s continued love for selfies, pouts and messaging. But epic gameplay ruled the roost in the genre, with the locally-developed ‘Baahubali: The Game’ taking the title of the most popular game of the year, even trumping international tiles like WWE Champions, Super Mario Run, and Pokémon Duel. Indian authors swept the top 5 list of books with memoirs from Karan Johar, Rishi Kapoor, and Raghuram G. Rajan dominating the majority of the slots. And with Music being added this year, the drum-laden ‘Saahore Baahubali’ by M.M. Keeravaani was the most streamed song followed by the immensely hummable ‘Ik Vaari Aa’ from Arijit Singh.
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.
Check out Google Play’s top lists for the most popular content in 2017 below. For complete local lists, visit Google Play. You can also discover the most popular lists around the world and all our editors’ choices on the Best of 2017 section of the Play Store.
GOOGLE PLAY’S GLOBAL BEST OF 2017 LISTS
Best app of 2017
Best game of 2017
MOST POPULAR NEW APPS OF 2017
MOST POPULAR NEW GAMES OF 2017
TOP FIVE STREAMED SONGS OF 2017
TOP FIVE MOVIES OF 2017
TOP FIVE TV SHOWS OF 2017
TOP 5 BOOKS of 2017
GOOGLE PLAY’S INDIA BEST OF 2017 LISTS
MOST POPULAR APPS OF 2017
MOST POPULAR GAMES OF 2017
TOP BOOKS OF 2017
- An Unsuitable Boy, by Karan Johar
- India 2017, by New Media Wing
- Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored, by Rishi Kapoor
- I Do What I Do, by Raghuram G. Rajan
- Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga, by Sadhguru
TOP MOVIES OF 2017
MOST STREAMED SONGS OF 2017
- Saahore Baahubali, by M.M. Keeravaani
- Ik Vaari Aa, by Arijit Singh
- Mercy, by Badshah
- Main Tera Boyfriend, by Arijit Singh
- Cheez Badi, by Neha Kakkar
Posted by Kara Bailey, Global Merchandising Director, Google Play