29
Oct
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We've already heard that Google was expanding their Play Movies and Play Music services today to new countries and with new content. Play Magazines isn't getting left out in the cold, though. Today, the storefront is opening up to our neighbors up north, in addition to signing extra content partners for a more robust distribution platform.

As part of the huge announcement Google put together, the company touted its magazine partnerships:

We’re now working with Time, Inc. to bring you even more magazines like InStyle, PEOPLE, TIME and others...We’re now working with all...the major U.S. magazine publishers."

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We're definitely pleased with the major expansions that have been happening today. It's a shame Google wasn't able to stand up on stage and show off all these devices alongside these new content offerings. Would've made for one hell of a show.

Source: Google (2)

Thanks Gary Chen!

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Chris Bozsik

    I'm in Canada and checked my Nexus 7, there is a nice big banner advertising magazines on the Play Store but I'm not able to purchase any of them. Every magazine says "This item isn't available." at the top of each page.

    • http://www.facebook.com/flguillemette Francois Guillemette

      Confirmed. This means it should come soon :)

    • garychencool

      Try again, it should work now.

  • Alex

    Would be nice if this made its way to the UK within the next few weeks, too. Play Store parity between here and the US is going to be of critical importance if they want the Nexus family to sell well here over Christmas against the iPad Mini and Kindle Fire/HD - both of which will actually have content to offer.

  • Luke

    Anyone know if other countries are getting TV shows? Movies is great but TV shows would be great.

  • garychencool

    Yay! Those are my screen shots!

  • BrainOfSweden

    Come on, bring these services to Sweden asap D:

    • http://www.smsnetwork.org/ Mikael Jakobsson

      Yehe i should like to get that to sweden aswell

  • Jamie

    Read somewhere Australia also!

    Now UK/Europe!

    UK (and Ireland) shares a language with Australia Canada and US Google be shocked to know - English (same everywhere except simplifying u *wink*

    France - Canada inclusion suggest you too (soon).

    With Music addition November 13 seems Google deals Europe as the EMEA!

  • Jesse_WM

    This is awesome. I hope they add porno mags at some point. That would be useful.

  • http://rowntree.me/ Jonny Rowntree

    It would be nice to see Play Magazines in the UK at some point. I know Play Music has just launched here this past week.

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