Just as planned, Google just unleashed Play Music upon select European countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK.


We've known that Google would bring Music to Europe since last month, when the Mountain View giant also announced a new alliance with Warner Music Group, meaning that Play Music was finally partnered with "all of the major record labels globally."

Readers may remember that this rollout also heralds the introduction of music matching for Google Play Music users. Music Matching, for those unaware, is a service by which Google peeks at the music users upload to their account (up to 20,000 songs free), and checks the files against its own servers, automatically adding matched tracks to the user's library without the need for lengthy uploads. This feature is expected to hit the US "soon after" the European rollout.

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This rollout comes just a couple of weeks after Google brought Play Movies to Canada, the UK, France, Spain and Australia. While there are still a fair number of countries unable to partake of the Play Store's media offerings, it's great to see Google still marching along in expanding its services internationally.

Thanks, Galaxus, Jonathan, and Ruzhe!