With the year almost coming to a close, Google’s various services are beginning to recap 2018. The Play Store is starting with the Best of 2018 in Android apps, Play Movies & TV, and Play Books, with the first two categories featuring Fan Favorite voting this year.

On the app front, this is just one of the ways that Google honors the best Android applications and games on the platform. This includes the Play Awards at I/O 2018 and the Material Design Awards in October.

The Android selection is divided into the best app of 2018 (Drops: Learn 31 new languages) and best game (PUBG Mobile). The latter was also crowned the Fan Favorite Game of 2018 by voters during a two-week period last month. Google’s own YouTube TV won the app category and the fan favorite movie is Avengers: Infinity War.

Most Entertaining Apps

Best Self Improvement Apps

Best Daily Helper Apps

Best Hidden Gem Apps

Most Competitive Games

Most Innovative Games

Best Indie Games

Most Casual Games

Google lists results by country, with the U.S. selection below. Disney’s Marvel again dominates Google Play Movies & TV.

Top five movies of 2018 Top five TV shows of 2018
Black Panther The Walking Dead
Avengers: Infinity War Riverdale
Thor: Ragnarok The Big Bang Theory
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle The Flash
Deadpool 2 PAW Patrol

Meanwhile, songs this year have been swapped out for ebooks and audiobooks from Play Books. The full lists can be browsed as a Play Store collection on either mobile or the web.

Top five ebooks of 2018 Top five audiobooks of 2018
Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
The Outsider by Stephen King Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Fear by Bob Woodward Fear by Bob Woodward
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson Becoming by Michelle Obama
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis The Outsider by Stephen King

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