Google is making many of their multimedia services available to more countries abroad. First up, Google Play Music and the optional All Access subscription is now available for users in Norway, Sweden, Slovakia and Greece.
Users in these countries will get a 30-day free trial to All Access, a service that serves up on-demand access to tons of tunes. You’ll be asked to pay for the monthly subscription after that, though, which is 79 kroner in Norway and Sweden, 7.99 Euro in Greece, and 4.49 Euro in Slovakia.
Otherwise, you’re free to use Play Music to upload all your own tracks without paying a single coin, which should give you room for 20,000 songs.
Not lost on us is the fact that our friends in the great white north still haven’t gotten access to Play Music. We’re not sure why our next door neighbors are being given the stiff arm on that, but we’ll certainly be looking to reach out to Google to see if there will be any movement on that front in the weeks or months to come.
In related news, Google Play movies also came to tons more countries today, with a whopping new 38 countries bulking the list up. Here’s the full list of the lot after the new expansion:
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Fiji, France, Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
These launches are likely a strong push for forthcoming availability of Chromecast on a global scale, and Google surely wanted folks in those regions to have tons of content to stream once their cheap media streaming dongle finally arrived.
Whatever the case may be, it’s good to see so many more countries be added to the list. Be sure to check out all of your options by perusing the Google Play Store in your country of choice.