A lot of our readers that live outside of the US have been saying for a while that Google’s favorite phrase is “US Only”. Which I’d have to agree, as a lot of their great services, like Google Play Music All Access have been US Only. Although All Access quickly opened up to more countries but it’s still not available in Canada, which is actually kind of surprising.
On Monday, Google brought Google Play Music and Music All Access over to more countries. Including Greece, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia. We’re also learning that Google Play Movies & TV have expanded to 37 more countries – even though the changelog says 40. These countries include 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.
Much like Netflix, the availability of rentals will vary depending on the country. But it is great to see Google Play Movies & TV in more and more countries. Hopefully we’ll see even more open up pretty soon, as well as for Google Play Music and Play Music All Access. Both are amazing services, and I’m glad to see them reaching more and more people. If you haven’t already, go ahead and download both these apps from Google Play, although if you have a recent device – Nexus or not – it should already be on your device.
How many of our friends in any of these countries are now enjoying Google Play Music and Music All Access or Google Play Movies & TV? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, also what music or videos your listening to or watching. Simply because we’re interested.