Google Announces The Top Apps, Movies, Music Of 2014

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Google has just released its ‘best stuff of the year’ on Google Play for 2014, and in terms of most downloaded content, it’s not all that different from Apple’s list.

Frozen, The Walking Dead, and Fancy by Iggy Azalea all placed at the top of the list in their respective categories, though the app situation varied a bit from that of Apple’s list, which is an editorial decision while Google focuses on downloads.

In the Google Play store, top apps included Duolingo (which made Apple’s list last year), Netflix, Facebook, and MyFitness Pal to name a few.

Google also said that Health and Fitness was the fastest growing app category.

Here’s the full list from Google. Congrats to the folks who are on it.

APPS

Most Downloaded Apps by Category in 2014
Education: Duolingo
Health & Fitness: MyFitnessPal
Music: Pandora
Photography:Flipagram
Social: Facebook
Entertainment: Netflix
Sports:NFL Mobile
Travel: TripAdvisor

The Year’s Fastest Growing App Category
Health & Fitness

GAMES

Top Downloaded Games in 2014
Candy Crush Saga
Don’t Tap The White Tile
Farm Heroes Saga
Subway Surfers
Clash of Clans

Feature: Achievements
Play Games users unlocked 3.5 billion achievements this year

MOVIES & TV

Movie of the year: Frozen
TV show of the year: The Walking Dead
Comeback Movie: Toy Story
Most searched actor on Google Play: Robin Williams

MUSIC

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
Fastest Growing Genre: Soundtracks (fueled by Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2, The Lego Movie and The Great Gatsby soundtracks)

NEWSSTAND

News Sources of the Year:
The New York Times
TMZ
Forbes Now
The Verge
The Huffington Post
The Daily Beast
The Wall Street Journal
Gizmodo
Android Central

Some of the most read articles of 2014:
Flavorpill – 15 ’90s Teen Heartthrobs Who’ve Resurfaced on TV
Mental Floss – 50 More Awesome Facts (About Everything)
MarketWatch – 10 most miserable cities in America
Houzz – Bathroom Workbook: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?
The Verge – The Verge Awards: the best of CES 2014

BOOKS

Books of the Year:
The Fault in Our Stars
Fifty Shades of Grey
Divergent
Twelve Years a Slave
Insurgent

Here’s a link to the exact same list as you see above.