GOOGLE PLAY NEWSLETTER, FEBRUARY 2017

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GOOGLE PLAY NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2017
Welcome to the Google Play Newsletter 2017 Edition! Check out our latest trends and what’s coming up on Google Play below.
Want more news or just have a question? Email us at [email protected] and ask away.
WHAT’S TRENDING
Valentine
VALENTINE’S DAY ON GOOGLE PLAY
It’s that time of year when red and pink hearts, chocolates and flowers are everywhere you look, so whether you’re in a relationship, loving single life, or celebrating the anti-Valentine’s Day, we’ve curated some must-have apps, playlists and romance stories just in time for V-Day.
Download these must-have Valentine’s Day Apps:
1-800-Flowers (for flower delivery), OpenTable (for restaurant reservations), Shutterfly (for cute photo gifts), Etsy (for fun homemade gifts), OKCupid (to meet that special someone), Flipagram (for impressive slideshows), Groupon (for deals on gifts), Badoo (to meet new people), and Fandango (for movie tickets).
Whether you’re falling in love or looking at pictures of your Ex, enjoy these Valentine’s playlists in Google Play Music:
How About LoveI Wanna Know What Love IsPop SerenadesPop BalladsTonight’s Slow Jams’90s Breakup, and Cry Yourself to Sleep.
Why not read your way into a Valentine’s mood? Google Play Books Editorial publishes original and exclusive articles about books in the Discover Feed in the Play Books app. Check out recent romance stories recommended by the team:
• White Hot Hockey Romances is a surprisingly rich sub-genre in romance–this list highlights some of the smartest and hottest books in that vein.
• Five New Paranormal Romance Series to Start Now. Big romance series can be seriously daunting to dive into, but these series help you can get in on the ground floor.
• Modern Marriages of Convenience. These books show that contemporary and paranormal romances can make this trope their own, with the help of dragons, publicity disasters, and some rough-and-tumble roller derby.
• There’s Something About Dukes: Why Readers Fall for Dukes Again and Again. Dukes are everywhere in Regency romance. This essay takes a look at why, highlighting a few of our favorite examples along the way.
TOP TRENDING APPS IN JANUARY
CNN
CNN
The CNN app featured live-streaming for both the President’s Farewell Address (Jan. 10) and the President’s Inauguration (Jan. 20). As a result, it received a spike in downloads on the Play Store as Android users came to the store looking for a way to live-stream these national events.
EDJING
EDJING
Following a major update to edjing 6 in December 2016, the app began to see strong performance in the Store during January. With an all-new sampler added to the mix, users were able to compile a more diverse mix of music from the app’s extensive library.
Dubsmash
DUBSMASH
Many Android users rang in the new year with this hilarious, fun lip sync app that allows you to share your dubbed masterpieces with friends.
Aqua Alert
AQUA ALERT: WATER INTAKE TRACKER
This popular apps was a hit in January as Android users set their healthy 2017 resolutions and decided to be smarter about hydration.
Learn Chinese
LEARN CHINESE
This top performer among education apps in January shows Android users are interested in learning Mandarin in 2017.
THE U.S. STORE
TOP CHARTS FROM JANUARY
TOP 5
STREAMED SONGS
The Weeknd
STARBOY” 
(FEAT. DAFT
PUNK)
, THE WEEKND
The Chainsmokers
CLOSER
(FEAT.
HALSEY)
, THE CHAINSMOKERS
DJ Snake
LET ME
LOVE YOU
” 
(FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER), DJ SNAKE
Hailee Steinfeld & Grey
STARVING” – (FEAT. ZEDD) HAILEE
STEINFELD & GREY
Bruno Mars
24K MAGIC” – BRUNO MARS
TOP 5
PURCHASED ALBUMS
The Weeknd
STARBOY –
THE WEEKND
J. Cole
4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY– J. COLE
Bruno Mars
24K MAGIC– BRUNO MARS
Pink Guy
PINK SEASON – PINK GUY
Hamilton, Original Broadway Cast Recording
HAMILTON – ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
TOP 5
TV SHOWS
Sherlock, Season 4
SHERLOCK,
SEASON 4
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Season 12
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SEASON 12
The Walking Dead, Season 7
THE WALKING DEAD, SEASON 7
Star Wars Rebels, Season 3
STAR WARS REBELS,
SEASON 3
Vikings, Season 4
VIKINGS,
SEASON 4
TOP 5
NEW BOOKS
Fifty Shades Darker
FIFTY SHADES DARKER (MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION WITH NEW
COVER & BONUS MATERIAL)
 BY EL JAMES
The Lose Your Belly Diet
THE LOSE YOUR BELLY DIET BY TRAVIS STORK,
MD
The Mistress
THE MISTRESS
BY DANIELLE
STEEL
Melt
MELT
BY HELEN
HARDT
Feversong (A Fever Novel)
FEVERSONG (A FEVER NOVEL)
BY KAREN
MARIE MONING
WHAT’S COMING
APPS
EasilyDo
EASILYDO
(FEB 8)
DURANTEMOJI (FEB)
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