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Apple’s ‘Best of 2016’ list highlights the top movies, apps and TV shows of the year

Best of 2016

Apple late on Tuesday unveiled its annual “Best of” list on iTunes. The list naturally highlights some of the best content available across iOS apps, music, movies, TV shows, e-books and more. With more media content to choose from than ever before, it’s certainly easy to get overwhelmed when you happen to be looking for a new app to download or a new TV show to get into. That said, Apple’s list provides a helpful jumping off point for anyone looking for some new entertainment options.

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Top Apps

On the app front, the following apps were voted the 5 best Apps of the Year. The top two in particular, Prisma and MSQRD, are well worth checking out if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of using them.

Top 5 Games

Interestingly enough, the top grossing app of the year wasn’t Pokemon Go (which came in second place), but rather Game of War: Fire Age. The list of the 5 highest grossing apps of 2016 also featured appearances from Clash of Clans, Spotify, and of course, Candy Crush.

Top TV Shows

The top 10 selling TV shows on the iTunes Store this past year reads as follows: Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Downtown Abbey, The Americans, The Big Bang Theory, Suits, Mr. Robot, The Blacklist, Vikings, and Modern Family.

Top 10 songs of 2016

And rounding things out, here is Apple’s list of the top selling movies on iTunes for 2016.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Deadpool
  • Zootopia
  • The Martian
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Spectre
  • The Revenant
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
  • Finding Dory
  • The Big Short

You can check out even more granular listings of Apple’s top media choices for 2016 by heading on over to iTunes and navigating to the media section of your choice.

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.