Here are the winners of Google Play's Best of 2021 awards

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What you need to know

  • The winners of Google's Best of 2021 awards have been revealed.
  • Paramount+ has been voted the app, while Garena Free Fire Max is the Users' Choice game of the year.
  • The Google Play editorial team picked Balance as its Best App of 2021.

Just as promised, Google Play has finally announced the winners of its Best of 2021 awards. This year, the awards were expanded to apps and games on tablets, along with apps for Wear OS and Google TV platforms.

While Paramount+ (opens in new tab) won the Google Play Users' Choice App of the year award, Garena Free Fire MAX (opens in new tab) won the Users' Choice Game of the year award.

Paramount+, which launched earlier this year, offers users access to a vast library of content — including new and classic movies, reality shows, complete series, and kids shows. Garena Free Fire Max is an updated version of Free Fire, which came out in 2017. Along with an improved gameplay experience, it also offers more impressive graphics and a few new features.

The Google Play Editorial picked popular mediation app Balance as the best Android app and Pokémon UNITE as the best Android game of 2021. Here's the complete list of winners:

Google Play Editors' Choice 2021 (US):

Best App

Best Apps for Good

Best Everyday Essentials

Best for Fun

Best Hidden Gem

Best for Personal Growth

Best Tablet App

Popular on Google TV

Best Wear Apps of 2021

Best Game

Best Competitive Games

Best Game Changers

Best Indies

Best Pick Up & Play

Best for Tablets

Babu Mohan
News Writer