Google expands Play Books and Movies availability to dozens of new countries

by: Bogdan PetrovanJune 20, 2014

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Google is excellent at catering for the US market and a few other Western countries, but it’s international efforts have been mediocre at best. That’s slowly changing though, as the company it’s expanding its media offerings to new countries.

As of today, Google’s Play Books and Play Movies services are available in dozens of new countries from around the world.

The Play Books extension is not a surprise – Google accidentally announced the rollout to 12 new countries last week, but the service only went live today. The new Play Books countries are:

  • Paraguay
  • Bolivia
  • Uruguay
  • Colombia
  • Honduras
  • Panama
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Ecuador
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica

Note that Luxembourg was mentioned in the list from last week, but it looks like it didn’t make the cut for this rollout.

Moving on to Play Movies,  the rollout is even more substantial. The following new countries will get to enjoy Google’s movies service:

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Greece
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

Is your country on the list?

  • linasjar

    Sweet. Was waiting for this for quite some time. It’s a little shame that Play Books isn’t yet available here in Lithuania. But that’s just a matter of time, I guess.

  • Barend Stapelberg

    Where the hell is South Africa?


      In South of the Africa

      • Guest

        Missing from the list, dumb ass…

  • Caelum Cunnane

    And yet still no Movies for Ireland, even though Google’s EU HQ’s are here?

  • Marcu Ioan

    Seriosly…Moldova got Play Movies before Romania:(

    And i don’t know how many people from Moldova(or Albania, Laos, Armenia and others) will actually use Play Movies…

    • Andrei

      U beat me to it, that’s what I was just thinking. Shame on Google.


    I wanted Play books to be available in Albania but we got Play Movies instead. Not that I’m complaining, at least i know that Albania exists somewhere on their list

  • shovepiggyshove

    Still no Music and Books in Croatia, but at least we got Movies..better hurry Google, Amazon is just around the corner. >:)

    • mateo

      True, atleast something is available here in Croatia..

  • Don Gerrard

    Obviously Australia is not big enough yet, maybe in a few more years.

  • tech4life

    Seriously why are location restrictions even a thing? I really don’t see a point…

  • Google hates Arabs :( ; why google?! We love you :P

  • Anonymous Person

    Still no support for Trinidad and Tobago…

  • MiMo1986s

    how about Egypt that’s why apple is better in app store

  • Radu

    Where the f##k is romania?!

  • Denny Dzulkarnaen

    One of the reasons I’m sticking with Apple iTunes is because Google Play Music is not available in my country. Music is a big deal for me. And now not even Play Movies. Not even Nexus 5. Dammit Google!

  • Where the hell is Serbia?

  • kenneth malcolm

    put turk and calcos islands list

  • Nigeria may be one of the last group of countries, *sigh.

  • sanvlagan

    It’s great that Play Movies is now available in Argentina. Now the only thing that’s left is Play Music

  • Ανδρέας

    It’s great that Movies are available now in Greece but what we really want is to be able to buy devices from the Play Store!

  • xoj_21

    yes we got books. the one i want is music. i hate itunes

  • Yassine Es-samlaly

    Morocco … –”