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Update: The service has now gone live in most countries. Pricing is 7.99GBP a month in the UK and 7.99 Euro a month elsewhere if you sign up before September 15th, along with the free 30 day trial. The price will increase if you sign up after that date (probably to 9.99 GBP / Euro a month). Thanks for confirmation, everyone!

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Google has updated its international availability page for the Play Store, and the All Access section has had a slew of countries added - all European. Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, and the UK will be the first EU countries to get a taste of Play Music All Access, Google's all-you-can-listen Spotify competitor. Pricing for the respective markets is not yet known.

All Access launched in the US in May at Google I/O, and a few weeks ago the service expanded to Australia and New Zealand.

That brings All Access to a total of 12 countries, only one fewer than the entire Google Play Music service supports (Germany is still missing from All Access).

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The expansion of All Access remains otherwise unannounced at this point, as far as we can tell, but an update to this page should mean users in these countries will start seeing the service become available in the coming days. However, it's also possible someone jumped the gun, so don't panic if you're not seeing it by then.

That said, if you are in one of the newly-supported countries, let us know if you can now sign up for All Access! We've also reached out to Google for confirmation.

David Ruddock
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  • Phill_S

    Yay, been waiting for this announcement since it launched.

  • Claude Gohier

    Hmm. I wonder what's missing? Oh yeah! Canada...

    • Wazzifer

      Dude. You could activate both services with like three clicks away. Come on.

      • Andrew

        Yeah, I use both and I'm in Canada. Once you've activated the service, you don't need a VPN to continue accessing it.

        • Wazzifer

          Exactly. I got my friend to use it in Romania, and she's getting it for $7.99 too!

        • Divvy

          But you need a US credit card to pay for the service

          • Andrew

            I used a prepaid Visa that I registered with a US address. So far I'm still in the free trial, so here's hoping it still works once that's over.

          • Wazzifer

            It should. My friend used a gift card too lol.

          • Christian Riese

            Not exactly right, you can use any international credit card but you have to use an american address while adding you credit card to your wallet account. Just add the white houses address or what else, nothing will be delivered to this address ever ;)

          • Divvy

            Hmm I'll try. How do I get to the all access sign up page then? It used to be in my music settings page, but now it's gone

          • Christian Riese

            If you dismissed the initial sign up flow for Google Play Music All Access, but want to sign up for a subscription, please visit the Google Play Music Settings page from your computer or device to start the sign up process again.

            From support.google.com - I think you should try that

          • Colin Kealty

            wait with this could i also buy music from google music ??

          • Christian Riese

            well, that should be possible, dont know, google music is available in germany, so its no problem for me to buy music :/

          • Grimmjow

            The address in Google Wallet needs to be any random US address. I've done it.

    • yobbei

      not until the day the music die...

      come on google.

      • j

        sorry, that's AMERICAN pie.

  • Ender Ceylan

    Germany missing can surely be explained with the GEMA being a bunch of cunts again.

    • Thomas’

      Yeah, why actually getting money for your members when you can instead drive people into piracy?

      GEMA logic.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/rsrmean rMean

      cunt being a kind word for them. actually, this is an insult to all cunts ;-)

    • NathanDrago

      Sorry for you guys, but if here in Italy we've got it, I'm sure you can't be that far away ;-)

    • bL4Ck

      And here i thought italy SIAE was the worst, well they still charge us an extra for any kind of storage media, since you know, we can store pirated mp3's there, so they want a cut.

  • Maxime

    Does anyone know why the Netherlands isn't included? All the other countries in the region are.

    • Edgar

      No idea. But I have Spotify, and Netflix is coming to The Nederlands, so I guess Google can go screw themselves.

    • Matt

      Especially given the Benelux union. Very weird.

    • Gerjannn

      I'm wondering the same. Will have to do something with BREIN maybe. It's weird because Belgium has and the Netherlands don't. But till then, I'll stick with Spotify :)

  • TheFreal

    Why is germany left out? They were the second to get Play Music, the second to get gift cards, what would stop them from lauching All Acess here?

    • Force

      Because of GEMA I guess

    • Thomas’

      Let me guess: a combination of sucky music labels and GEMA?

    • Songokuu

      You are not alone. Poland is still missing too...

    • anzensepp1987

      Germany was never second. Think of the UK.

  • Grimmjow

    They're bringing it to countries that are easy to do and already have Music.

  • Brandon Freeman

    Just checked and was greeted with this: http://puu.sh/3WgWQ.jpg I'm in the UK.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Nice, thanks!

    • Niall Till

      Same here

  • iSadic™

    I'm in Italy, just signed in free trial! :D

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Hey, could I get the pricing per month?

      • RockAndRock

        It's only 7,99 euros per month
        Deezer (9,99e) is more expensive than GPMAA :D

      • Federico Gualdi

        I'ts 7,99 if you join by the 15th of September, if you sign later it's 9.99€

      • iSadic™

        7.99€ if you get the trial before the September 15th.

      • disqus_TJHtAb4bDg

        I'm not sure of what happened here, maybe I'm missing something. The play store tells me I will be charged 7,99 €, but google wallet says 6,50 in the subscription panel. http://puu.sh/3WALh.png

        Maybe it's 6,50€ before taxes, but they are supposed to always be included in France.

  • Sam Boswell

    In the UK, I now have All Access :D

  • http://www.nonsensebb.com/ Dextro

    I can confirm that the Play Music website just gave me the option to try All Access here in Portugal :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Thanks! Price per month?

      • http://www.nonsensebb.com/ Dextro

        Price per month: 7,99€

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          Thanks

          • João

            confirmed, i'm now on trial

  • richardarkless

    Can confirm it working in the UK, heres a screenshot

  • Guillaume

    in france. just got it. free trial til September 6th.then 7.99€ a month if I sign up before Sept 15th

    • Guillaume
      • RockAndRock

        ça va, je ne suis pas le seul français à m'exprimer sur ce blog :D

        • Guillaume

          Best android blog EVA :)

          • RockAndRock

            Yep ;)

  • Thomas

    Does these countries also come with a similar "sign up by x date and keep a lower price"-deal?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yep. The lower price is 7.99.

      • Thomas

        Cool, now we play the waiting game then :)

  • IvanBotty

    i'm italian and i laready sinden in free trial :) i'm enjoy !!

  • RockAndRock

    Yeaaay ! So coooool :)))
    I'm waiting now
    (From France)

  • Martin

    In some countries still Google music is unavailable, they are launching All access... F*ck Google!

  • Fonz

    Just got the free trail. Luxembourg

  • Matt Dowdy

    I had to clear the data on my play music app but once I opened it back up and selected my account it was prompted to sign up for all access

  • Merri Mogridge

    Working in Ireland too, also €7.99 per month.

    • http://twitter.com/occono Anthony O’ Brien

      Nice

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    Can anyone figure out what the pricing is if you sign up post-9/15? I'm assuming it's 9.99 GP / Euro.

    • Guillaume

      Can't see it anywhere. but that's what I'm assuming as well !

  • JonJJon

    Ouch us Brits stabbed in the wallet again -_-

    • porter86

      As a brit living in Germany I'm jealous you're getting stabbed in the wallet..

    • bL4Ck

      Indeed 1:1 conversion is not really fair for UK, that's 9,30€.

  • Johan Bické

    belgium = ok

  • Adrian

    Österreich/Austria Working !, thanks for the news :D

    • LorenzKE

      Deprimierend :D

  • Owen Finn

    Why the hell isn't Canada on the list?

  • http://jamieellis.co.cc/ Jamie Ellis

    All Play Music Countries but Germany!
    Good omen for any potential future countries i.e. Canada getting both Music services together!

    Now an Play Movies (& TV) All Access Service please!

  • Federico Gualdi
  • Melkersson

    Bring this to the Nordic countries (Sweden, in particular), you bastards! Can't believe it's taking them so unbelievably long. It's as if Google was some small startup rather than one of the largest tech companies in the world. At least we got Books a while back, yay...

  • rasty++

    In Italy work! Tnx guys!

  • Patrick Tschumi

    WTF was going wrong whit Google wyh not my Home country Switzerland and the North Countrys???

  • http://twitter.com/occono Anthony O’ Brien

    How does it compare to Spotify?

  • Suhas Vemuri

    Works in India.. registers while i was in india for the summer.. used a Bank of america card.. trials's up and i'm being charged $7.99+tax = $8.55 every month..

    Tl;DR All u need is a card with an american address..

  • Marco Keurentjes

    Belgium here, just activated my month free account. Working perfectly. :)

  • GoBlue

    When is this coming to iOS?

    • RockAndRock

      It's a joke ??

  • John Daniel

    Fantastic. Just activated free trial here in UK. Crisis of conscience now between this and Spotify as I was really liking Spotify for the last few weeks but it did seem like they only started adding some quite basic features recently because they new Google Music was about the make them redundant.

  • natabbotts

    UK Working!

  • victorvics

    better pricing than spotify!!! awesome

  • Guest

    Do you have to sign up with the app? I can't find how to do it on the web version....

  • Luis

    Up and running in Portugal

  • CoffeeGeeker

    Another reason to give CIRA the big F-U for no legit Google Play Music services in Canada. We have to bypass the country cockblocking to use the cloud service, but without a US-based debit card or credit card, you can't buy music. Both Google and Amazon have been trying to negotiate the music services in Canada (Amazon MP3 going back to 2009, when the company famously promised to bring the service to Canada that year by the end of the year) but the Canadian rights licensors have put up every conceivable roadblock. As a result. Canadians pirate music like there's no tomorrow, and the industry is losing tens of millions (hundreds of millions?) of dollars in royalties that Google, Amazon and others would have paid out.

    • Grant Rietze

      Just curious, what makes you think CIRA has anything to do with this type of legislation/authority?

      • CoffeeGeeker

        CIRA is one of the main licensors and negotiators for music rights and royalties in Canada. They're also the lobby group behind the recordable CD and DVD and memory card levies in Canada.

        • Grant Rietze

          *points at daveisareporter's response*

    • daveisareporter

      CIRA is Canada's registration authority, which handles domain names. I think you mean CRIA. But there are various reasons services like Google Play Music and Hulu aren't available in Canada ranging from IP laws, to industry push-back, to the price of delivery relative to the size of the market. We can't really point to one institution or body as holding us back.

      • CoffeeGeeker

        Yes - apologies my minor dyslexia is showing here - I meant to type CRIA, not CIRA. I bring them up because in 2010 Amazon specifically mentioned them as one of the bodies they were negotiating with for bringing Amazon MP3 to Canada (and obviously that hasn't gone anywhere).

  • Markus

    I'm able now to sign up! Regards, Markus, Austria

  • irman

    Got my free trial in Belgium... :D

  • Ybarra

    Mexico?!?!??!

  • Gabbo

    This isn't really convenient unless you are using a Nexus. In which case storage space becomes a nuisance and you're forced to use cloud services. I just think there are better ones out there that get the job done, and they're free.

  • gosa

    How much of my data plan will something like this "eat"?
    - Have to admit that I haven't really "been around" when it comes to streaming, but I imagine that the money you have to spend on a good data plan here in Spain makes any streaming serivice a very bad deal...

    One example is that the data plans that are considered "good" (with regards to price) offers between 800mb-1gb for just under 10€/month. How would such a plan work with streamed music?

  • chiocken

    Got it in the UK this morning.

  • mant0x

    If I won't like it, may I cancel payment after 30 days? I'm confused, cause I really want to try it.

  • Michał Droździewicz

    And as always: they forgot Poland ;)

  • Steve Williamson

    Signed up... now i have 30 days to test whether its better than spotify... (spotify has been good to me.. i will be sad to leave if it is the case though)

    Looking forwards to testing google recommandations and checking their sharing playlists are as good as spotify

  • jj

    This monthly paying subscription model is not attractive to most users...bring us free streaming music with advertising. Artists reach a much wider audience this way.

    • Grant Rietze

      So.... Radio? Vevo without the videos?

  • Eric

    Not worth it, songs stop in the middle of the track, when I contacted google about it, they said it was my 3 g connection in orlando florida. switched back to spotify, NO PROBLEMS!

  • SSDROiD

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THANK YOU GOOGLE!!! I LOVE YOU!! HERE, HAVE MY MONEY!!!!

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!

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