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Apr
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About six months ago, Google expanded the portfolio of countries with access to Play Music for the first time since its launch in the US. Today, seven more countries were added to that list: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, and Portugal.

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Google announced on Google+ that the aforementioned nations had been added to the list of supported countries for Play Music, which should be accessible at this URL, as well as via the Play Store on your Android device. The Play Music app should also now be available. What are you waiting for? Start uploading those 20,000 songs!

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David Ruddock
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  • Zane

    Been waiting a long time for this. Awesome news.

  • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

    Will it ever be available in Turkey? :)

    • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

      Certainly , in year 2029 just before Skynet taking the control ;-) :P

  • spacekobra

    Still no Canada? :(

    • http://twitter.com/LoBrauski Daniel Pogue

      I know, I assume it's to do with some really dumb law that we have that won't allow it more than google not wanting us to have it.

      • http://twitter.com/RaspberryDuff Matt

        The CRTC mandates that 10% of all downloads are Canadian content. Google Music doesn't match that, so they're not allowing it. iTunes managed to match this limit by paying Alanis Morissette $75 million to record 350 new iTunes-exclusive albums.

      • spacekobra

        It usually is a stupid law involving DRM. Well, I'm glad I found 7 digital. But it doesn't have the library Google Play has.

    • Joshua

      Have you tried one of those apps that fakes your location? That may help you.

      • Mike

        It used to. That's how I signed up. Now they ask for a US credit card on sign up.

        • Joshua

          Oh, I'm sorry. I hope you can figure something out. Best of luck with that!

        • dfgdanger

          I read on reddit that you can use a Canadian credit card with a fake U.S. address - Google doesn't verify the card because they don't charge it.
          Give that a shot!

      • spacekobra

        It gets you the streaming service. Which is really nice on an unlimited data plan (^_^)
        But I can't buy music or enjoy all the freebies that you guys get.

        Now that I think of it, I can't do that with iTunes or the Zune store either. Well, I can buy music but I don't like the cut iTunes takes.

  • Danny Holyoake

    Wonderful news :)

  • Stefan A

    It's getting closer and closer to the Scandinavian coutnries! Can't wait for it to be available in Denmark where I live.

    • MortenLM

      Søg på google: politiken google-vil-til-danmark-med-e-boeger-og-musik

      • Stefan A

        Jeg takker! :)

  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    Fuck Scandinavians!

    • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

      Why So Angry?

      • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

        Not angry, we don't get anything in Nordic countries. We are the last people to get our hand into Google updates and devices and now Google Music!

  • Charles Whittaker

    YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

      -1 you should say Hurray not that word /s

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=819969217 Sam Nalty

      don't you mean GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE!?

  • Dalembert

    As a belgian, I feel blessed today. If only they would release the nexus 4 over here...

  • Sandesh

    As someone who has lived in Ireland and on the border between Belgium and Luxembourg, but who now lives in The Netherlands, I'm not really happy about this.

  • http://twitter.com/SlAdYrKo Martin

    I think rumors for iRadio are the reason for adding new countries... FINALLY! Cuz I am pretty sure if Apple release iRadio it will roll in all countries at once... I am from Bulgaria and still waiting.. But now there is a hope! :)

  • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

    What is wrong with Brazil?

    • Flávio

      You can use a proxy server to bypass it. Once the terms are accepted, you can use it freely without any proxy. You'll be asked for an american credit card. Just change the billing address of your card for any valid US address and it'll be fine. After that, you set your real billing address back.

      • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

        What if I want to buy a song? Already did this trick a long time ago, but I can't buy any tune of the Store.

        • Flávio

          So we'll have to wait. At least we can take advantage of being able to stream music to our devices or listen to them anywhere through the browser.

    • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

      there has to be something wrong with Brazil , because Why are They Love Orkut !!! /s

      • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

        Your grammar gave me cancer.

        • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

          Grumpy Cat says : Good , You dont deserve Life .

  • http://www.facebook.com/kiwimalayalee Joel Joseph

    finally NZ.....

  • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

    Still no India

    • Aman Yajurvedi

      I know! With iTunes there. We might not be so big on streaming music, but I have seen a lot of people buying music off Flipkart and iTunes. Word of advice, if you want to listen to explicit content, chose Flipkart (Flyte). iTunes censors.

      • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

        Every Apple iShits Sucks

      • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack D

        Does Flipkart use DRM ?

        • Aman Yajurvedi

          I believe no

  • Ken-NZ

    Saw this, got excited. Thought to myself surely Google will bring some reality to the prices of digital music by not indulging in the same dodgy inflated price fixing that characterises digital purchases in New Zealand.
    *SIGH*
    Another dream shattered.
    Not to mention that we are still waiting on many other services such as being able to buy Google Nexus devices from the play store...

  • Sootie

    Yay kinda wishing there was a way to add songs from my phone to listen on my work computer though, but I guess I'm a strange use case

  • JM

    This music is not avail in india, can anyone set for me?? is there any trick to set google music??

  • http://www.facebook.com/LukasHetzi Lukas Hetzenecker

    Great! :)

  • William Pickering

    I've been using Google Music in Australia since it came out... I didn't even know it wasn't released here...

  • Leeroy J.

    about time they brought it to Ireland. I mean they only have their headquarters here...

  • SxperiaS

    Finally some love por Portugal, now nexus4 would be a great ideia....

  • selonmoi

    Woe Canada.

  • Huton Gergö

    So for rest of EU until Play Music go fully available must stick on pirated music :)

  • Warren Steenkamp

    And as usual South Africa gets left out of everything.

  • asianrage

    When will they release an updated Play Music app? I'm getting tired of all the blue colors. I love the consistent and fast streaming of my music, but I'm starting to dislike the old Honeycomb UI and the inconsistent UX.

  • GigiAUT

    Now I can release my music on the mighty G!

  • Vitali

    Ukraine... (