Frozen, The Walking Dead and Toy Story in Google’s top downloads list of 2014

Candy Crush was the most popular game of the year and Robin Williams was the most searched actor on Google Play

Google has revealed the year’s most downloaded films, TV shows, books and music from its online shop Google Play. 


Frozen and Toy Story were the most popular films of the year, while the soundtracks for Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, Despicable Me 2 and The Lego Movie also topped the list.

Horror drama The Walking Dead starring Andrew Lincoln was the most downloaded TV show of the year, and Robin Williams, who died in August, was the most-searched actor.

Of the most downloaded apps, Facebook, Netflix and Tripadvisor came top, and as in 2013, Candy Crush Saga was the most popular game of the year. 

The top book of the year was John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, with EL James’s erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey and Veronica Roth’s sci-fi trilogy Divergent both ranking highly.  

Have a look at Google’s Best Of list in full…


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


“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.


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


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)


News Sources of the Year:

The New York Times


Forbes Now

The Verge

The Huffington Post

The Daily Beast

The Wall Street Journal


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 Fault in Our Stars

Fifty Shades of Grey


Twelve Years a Slave