This is Google Play’s “Best of 2016” Apps and Games as announced by Google


The year is almost nearing to an end and just at the beginning of December Google has announced the most trending from Play Store. This is essentially content from Play Store that has received the largest number of  downloads or viewed through out the entire year of 2016. They are categorized by Apps, Games, Music, Movies, TV shows and Books globally in 2016.

Herein we shall take a look at the top five within these categories with more emphasis on apps and games



1. Face Changer 2: It’s a fun interesting app that allows users swap faces between friends and with your favorite characters. Morph heads, add face parts, funny hats, silly glasses and hundreds of accessories, stickers, backgrounds and more.

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2. Lumyer – Photo & Selfie Editor: This app creates nice and fancy short animations from photos or selfies. Lumyer is not just about simple filters, but rather realistic animated effects created to enhance each image. All of your selfies, beautiful landscapes, funny moments with friends, memories and artistic photos will come to life with Lumyer.

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3. Castbox – Podcast Radio Music: It’s basically an audio streaming app. Castbox provides content from Audio books, FM, Music and Radio podcast all for free. The content provided covers both entertainment and educational.

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4. Emoji Keyboard Pro: An Android Keyboard app with wide range of emoji support. New Emoji Keyboard Pro has all the new emoji’s from iOS 7 and iPhone 6s released in 2015! (Available ONLY for Android Marshmallow devices).

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5. MSQRD: Simple app that lets users record video selfie animations, change the way they look and send it to friends via your favorite messengers and social networks.

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1. Pokémon GO: No surprise this being the most popular as well. Pokémon GO by Niantic.Inc lets users get up and go on an adventure and exploration to catch Pokémons around using their phones as guide. Rather than sitting down in the comfort of your place and play, Pokémon GO gets you physically involved making the game even feel more real.


2. Clash Royale: From the creators of Clash of Clans comes this real-time multiplayer game that also stirs Royales. It allows you collect and upgrade dozens of cards featuring the Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses you know and love, as well as the Royales: Princes, Knights, Baby Dragons and more. Knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat your opponents and win Trophies, Crowns and glory in the Arena. Form a Clan to share cards and build your very own battle community.


3. Traffic Rider: In this game you are behind the wheels of a motorbike in a much more detailed gaming experience, but also retaining the old school fun and simplicity. Traffic Rider takes the endless racing genre to a whole new level by adding a full career mode, first person view perspective, better graphics and real life recorded bike sounds. The essence of smooth arcade racing is still there but in the shell of the next generation. Ride your bike in the endless highway roads overtaking the traffic, upgrade and buy new bikes to beat the missions in career mode.


4. In this game you get to move around a small snake like creature. The more food (light) you find along the way, the more you grow. If your head touches another player, you will explode and then it’s game over. But if others run into YOU, then THEY will explode, and you can eat their remains!


5. Dream League Soccer: As the name suggest, it’s a game for soccer lovers. In this game you can recruit real FIFPro™ licensed superstars, build your own stadium, and take on the World with Dream League Online as you march towards glory, on your road to Soccer Stardom.


As earlier stated, Google also listed the top trending streamed songs of 2016 having Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots take the lead, top five movies that had Deadpool take the top spot, top TV shows where Game of Thrones got first position and and top books of 2016 that had Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn lead.

What is your say about this list? Any favorite you wish would be on the list that wasn’t? Leave your view in the comment box below.