It was a big year for entertainment, from games that fed your sweet tooth to apps that kept you fit. Icy movies warmed your hearts, and your go-to party song was literally a dark-horse favorite. You loved reading stories — real and imagined — of love, adventure, and, OK, sometimes lust.
Here’s a look at some of the most popular apps, games, movies, music, news and books of 2014 on Google Play. Did your favorites make the list?
Most 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
Posted by Brian Irving, global director of marketing for Google Play