Music and movies coming to Google Play users in more countries

November 8, 2012
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    (Image credit: Stadt-bremerhaven)

    A mobile ecosystem is not just about apps and the mobile OS itself. Today, our smartphones and tablets are also entertainment devices, and we want to be able to read books, watch movies and listen to music. But side-loading these content, or accessing through third-party ecosystems is not always the most seamless means to access mobile entertainment. This is what has made Apple’s iOS ecosystem successful, so far, having popularized the per-track download of songs and movie purchases.

    Google has made inroads into the content ecosystem through Google Play, offering not only apps, but also books, movies and music. While songs and movies have been available for download by American users for some time now, coverage throughout the rest of the world has been limited. We have good news, as Google has announced the availability of songs and movies to users in additional countries this month.

    We earlier reported that Google was making movies available to users in Australia and Canada. Google has likewise announced that movies and music would soon come to additional countries, namely the United Kingdom, Germany, and  France. According to a post on the official Google+ page for Google TV, additional content for these countries will go live by November 13. Users from these regions will be able to purchase tracks and movies directly from Google Play.

    On a similar note, users from this additional coverage would be able to enjoy the seasonal promotions offered by Google Play on its movies and music tracks, including $0.99 books and $3.99 music albums and movies.

    What about other regions, then? If you live outside of countries where music and movies are available, don’t fret. We have shared instructions on how to access additional content outside of approved regions through the use of some VPN magic. This basically involves spoofing your smartphone or tablet’s location as coming from a U.S. provider. Root is required, of course, as this is a pre-requisite for DROIDvpn. As with other hacks, your mileage may vary, of course.

    Anyone from Canada, Germany, Australia and the UK excited over having music and movies accessible straight from Google Play?

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    Comments

    • Alex13809

      All I can say, Is that I’m still waiting for google music in Canada.

    • CpuKnight

      Cmon Google.No love for asians?

    • marp04

      When for Latin America?

    • seligs

      I’m more excited about the music, being in Australia.

    • Joachim Nilsson

      Meanwhile, in the far-off Nordic region, citizens have placed the return of Odin and Thor before Google Play in their calendars …

    • Guillaume Renaud

      “We earlier reported that Google was making movies available to users in Australia and Canada. Google has likewise announced that movies and music would soon come to additional countries, namely the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.” So is Canada getting music? I’m not sure if I understood the sentence.

    • LATC

      When in philippines?? :(

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