Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017

Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017

So, like always, Apple has come up with its annual list of the most popular media content (apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts) across the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, iBooks and Apple Podcasts. A similar trend was noticed with the game of the year with Splitter Critters named as the iPhone game of the year, while for the iPad, it was The Witness. Affinity Photo is also a paid-up front app although Calm is free with an optional subscription.

Rather interestingly, the game of the year choices for iPhone and iPad are not freemium titles. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was also rated as the best song of 2016 by Apple. The rest of the list was mostly similar to a year ago.

The free iPhone apps top 10 reads like a checklist of obvious downloads, with Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Messenger all featuring, along with Bitmoji - highlighting just how popular emoji-based conversation has become. In India, the top movie of the year have been bagged by last year's Dear Zindagi followed by Sully and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Hindi) and Raees.

There's some predictable overlap between the two tech titans' lists of 2017 top sellers, as Game of Thrones, for instance, dominates both Apple and Google's latest yearly TV show charts. Pandora, a music streaming service, also dashed out of the top ten, but was able to get a place among the top fifteen apps.

For Apple Music, the most popular album was Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran snagged the most popular song with Shape of You.

Similarly to previous annual charts, Apple has revealed top charts for the most popular apps and games of the year too.

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".