Apple unveils best Apps, Music, Movies, and TV Shows for 2017

Apple announces App of the Year, Game of the Year and Best of 2017 top charts

While Google recently revealed its "top apps of 2017" section, Apple too has now announced its "Best of 2017" apps and games.

On the iPhone, health and fitness app Calm was crowned the top overall app while Splitter Critters earned game of the year honors. While you're at it, we also have our lists of the best iPhone apps and the best iPhone games as well. Super Mario Run was the most popular free game of 2017, while Heads Up and Minecraft were recognized as the most popular paid ones. The Witness was also selected as Game of the Year on the Mac App Store, where Aurora HDR 2018 won in the app category.

Fresh Air continues to dominate the iTunes' podcast chart, but 2017 has also seen a rise in daily news podcasts, with podcasts like The New York Times's The Daily and Up First from NPR jumping into the most downloaded list. Apple says that the top apps of the year 2017 were WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, PayTm, Messenger, SHAREit, Instagram, Google Maps, Uber, Hotstar, Amazon, Ola cabs, Gmail, Wynk, MyJio, My Airtel, Google Chrome, Flipkart, Snapchat and imo video calls and chat. The $2.99 game features a new augmented-reality mode.


Finally, the top movie of the year was "Moana", followed by "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "Wonder Woman." iTunes is leading the charge toward 4K HDR content, with most of the top charting movies already available in 4K HDR as well as classics and holiday favorites like the Harry Potter series, "Home Alone", "Office Christmas Party" and "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas". Ed Sheeran's Shape of You, meanwhile, ranked as this year's top song. Taylor Swift's album "reputation" has already shot up to #3 on the 2017 U.S. top album charts, despite having only been available for a short period of time.

If you want to see the full lists, just load up iTunes or the App Store and you'll see it all on the front page.

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