The best apps, games, and movies of 2016 according to Google


While it seems that we are hurtling towards the New Year with ever-increasing speed, 2016 isn’t quite done and dusted just yet. There are still a bunch of burning questions to answer, one of which is what were the best apps of 2016? As they did in 2015, Google has helpfully compiled a list of the year’s top apps, games, movies, and more. Join us after the break for more details.

It’s no shock that Pokémon Go is the top trending game of 2016, and it probably shouldn’t surprise you that the blockbuster hit Deadpool snagged the top spot in the movies section. The film also kinda features in the books section, with Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn grabbing pole position. Face Changer 2 is this year’s top performing app, one of three camera apps in the top five.

The ever reliable Game of Thrones claims the title of top TV show of 2016, while Justin Bieber misses out in the top song category to Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots. Do you have any favorites missing from the lists? Let us know in the comments below.

Top Trending Apps

Top Trending Games

Top Streamed Songs

Top 5 Movies

Top 5 TV Shows

Top 5 books

Source: Google

About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).