Play Movies and Music get major global extension – is your country included?
Google has expanded their service area for Play Movies, Play Music and All Access. Over three dozen new countries around the globe now have access to Google Play Movies, bringing the total to well over 60. Four new countries gain access to Google Play Music, including the All Access subscription service, bringing the music to a total of 25 lucky countries.
Google Play Movies has seen a relatively slow global expansion since its launch in 2012. Acquiring the appropriate licensing and approvals for each country can be an arduous task, which makes this mass rollout to countries all around the globe as impressive as it is exciting for all those that now get access to the service. In listing the countries that now have access, I almost feel like I am announcing the winners of a large raffle – drum roll please, and the winners are:
Aruba, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Gabon, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, Sweden, Togo, Uruguay, Venezuela and Zambia.
Congratulations, show your tickets at the front to claim your prize. Seriously though, checkout the Google Play store online and the app on your Android device to start watching Movies and TV shows available in your area.
Google Play Music is only rolling out to four new countries, Greece, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden. Users gain access to both the 20,000 song cloud storage and streaming service, plus the All Access radio service. All Access charges a monthly fee to listen to unlimited music from the Play Music library, but look out for a 30 day or 60 day free trial to get things started.
Get started with Google Play Music and All Access through the Play Store online and on the app on your Android device. You’ll need some time to upload your music collection to the Play Music servers before you can start listening to your own music, but once it is uploaded, you’ll be able to access it from up to 10 different devices, including your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Google has not announced if the services are ready now, or if they will take time to roll out to all users. If you are in one of the listed countries, let us know if you have access to Google Play Movies and Google Play Music already?