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
Health & Fitness: MyFitnessPal
The Year’s Fastest Growing App Category
Health & Fitness
“Candy Crush Saga”
“Don’t Tap The White Tile”
“Farm Heroes Saga”
“Clash of Clans”
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
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
The Huffington Post
The Daily Beast
The Wall Street Journal
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