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Sep
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Just a few days ago, we saw Google expand the reach of Play Books to New Zealand and a handful of countries across Asia. Continuing its arduous march of international availability, Google today expanded Google Play Music and its All Access service to seven new countries. So, who's been added to the list of those able to jam out with Google's on-demand music streaming service/store? Here's the full list:

  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Liechtenstein
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Switzerland

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If you're in one of the above countries and have been waiting for Google's music service to open up, go listen to some music! Otherwise, keep an eye on Google's international availability page for all its Play services here.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Max

    Canada? Please?

    • deltatux

      Like honestly, it seems that everywhere except Canada is getting Google Play Music while Apple has had the iTunes Store in Canada for years ... it's getting ridiculous...

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Say thanks to your government.

        • deltatux

          Not sure if it's government or CRTC ... which is considered "independent from government" ... which is to blame.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
          • deltatux

            That doesn't explain why just plain old Google Play Music Store isn't available. Like, give us Canadians the choice to just purchase the music, I personally don't have interest in the All Access portion. I understand others do, but we don't even the basic store which is sad...

          • lee jun-hoe

            As I understand it from reading an article, Canada has laws requiring any music seller to ensure that a certain percentage of its offerings are Canadian artiste. Which is quite impossible, considering the vast amount of international/US artistes.

            What Apple did is they hired Alanis Morissette (and maybe few other Canadian artiste) to re-record a "special" itunes version of all their songs. Thus upping the quota of songs by Canadian artiste in their offerings.

            Sorry I can't seem to find the article now.

        • lfeuln

          But as was pointed out, Apple's had iTunes here for years. What makes them so special that Google can't launch even the regular music store sans All-Access? Not to mention Rdio, XBox, Slacker and Songza do work in Canada so it's not impossible. I'm sure it's a pain, but it's disappointing that Google doesn't seem to consider us worth said pain.

          • Craig Gosling

            I want to know who to direct complaints to?? Who is in charge of blocking this type of service?

          • Mayoo

            I've asked to both Google and CRTC once.

            Google : We don't have any info.
            CRTC : We don't regulate online content.

            Yeah, CRTC responded that ... I bet they still think faxes are the future.

          • Mayoo

            FYI : I just sent an open letter to my local member of parliament. I encourage all Canadians to do so. Enough with the nonsense, let's get things moving!

          • Chris

            For all you know, they've been working on bringing Canada into the fold for months. Don't complain based on uninformed assumptions.

        • Owen Finn

          That is sort of the excuse that Google gave for not bringing in Google Voice... except that was proven a lie by the emergence of Fongo.

      • Peter

        Don't forget Germany...

      • Dee Norbert

        Same thing here in Romania.We have ITunes music but no Google Play Music.

      • Pierre Gardin

        But you have Magazines...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Cantada.

    • Mariano Gori

      God it hate the Canadian Government, CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association), and all major content providers (Rogers, Bell, Shawn, Telus). They are the only reason why Play Music, and TV are not available in Canada.

    • nebula

      I live in Germany and every country around us has All Access and we still don't have it too...

      • Michał Kumor

        Not every country around. Poland also doesn't have it.

    • http://www.microwav3d.com/ Mihir Garikiparithi

      Nope. Sorry. You see... it's too cold in canada for google to rollout GPMusic. That's the only explanation.

  • Gordon Lutz

    Did Google forget Canada is just above them? WTF!!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Google didn't. Tell your music labels and government to get their heads of their asses and Play Music, Spotify, etc. will come.

      • lfeuln

        If Rdio and XBox Music can lauch in Canada, what's the excuse for Google and Spotify other than just not putting in the effort?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          My guess is the much higher royalties on each play mean that Canada has dropped very low on the priority list of both companies.

  • Mehmet Fatih

    Still no Turkey.. :(

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

      Don't worry. Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

      • http://www.aymansanliturk.com/ Ayman Sanliturk

        Harsh! But LOL to the respond.

  • gcheval

    Looks like the CRTC is too much of a hassle to deal with...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      Somebody needs to start a campaign like Free The Grapes for music in Canada. I doubt it would do much good, but it might help to inform people to stop blaming companies for ignoring Canada.

    • selonmoi

      Myth. The CRTC is not the problem. It's the rightsholders that Google needs to negotiate agreements with.

      For some reason, the labels and/or the writers' collectives have decided to make it unusually complex and expensive to do business in Canada.

      It's especially galling that the labels' lobbyists spent years blaming lax copyright laws for the lack of digital services in Canada, while being the actual cause of the problem, themselves. Predictably, nothing had changed since more regressive, anti-consumer copyright amendments came in to law.

  • Fidlefadle

    Not even an update on Canada yet :(

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

    Open in the findland but not in sweden, even if Swedes can active the all access alredy if man own a Visa Credit card.

    • Ezzy

      And early adopting Finns have been able to use Google Play Music since it first launched in the States like 2 years with a beta invite. No official support naturally, but it did work.

      • Mathias Kenting

        That's how I use it in Denmark. I used a beta invite and a VPN.

  • scaarg

    No Mexico?

  • Matt

    And a new version of Play Music with genre radio. Nice.

  • Peter

    and with it comes an update to the play music app to 5.2.1224L.847622

  • Danny Holyoake

    Can anyone tell me if these countries are doing the free month trial?

    • Santeri

      Yep, all access trial is included. At least here in Finland.

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

    Still no love for Brazil.

  • http://www.parafriv.net/ Para Friv

    Can anyone tell me if these countries are doing the free month trial? Thank you very much.

    • André

      Yes, they do. Also in Czech Republic if subscribe for All Access in first month, it will cost only 6,5 $.

      • Ezzy

        No surprise there, it costs $10,81 in Finland.

        • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Xiatian

          $5.25 (USD) in Russia for early adopters, $5.86 for those who apply after Oct 31.

    • Lars Geiger

      Liechtenstein does have it

  • Jsilvermist

    OMG... HEY GOOGLE, LOOK NORTH ON YOUR MAP... you are forgetting CANADA!!!@@@@

  • freakism

    As usual, a dollar translates into a euro. Oh well, will give All Access a spin.

  • Andreas Brandenborg

    Next up, Denmark? Please?

    • Mikkel Rasmussen

      How to use it in Denmark:
      1) Get American IP (one week free at unblock-us is all you need)
      2) With American IP, go to music.google.com from a pc browser and register. You will now have access to Play Music, even without an American IP
      3) If you want All Access, buy it in a browser with your VISA and provide imaginary US address. Worked for me and others I know.
      4) Enjoy Play Music in your browser and on your devices :)

      • Urban Olofsson

        I succeeded with 1, 2 and have us visa and us address but where do I buy all access ?

        • Mikkel Rasmussen

          It should be somewhere in music.google.com. Or in the play music app on your device.

  • Sebastian Lundgren

    WTF!?! Finland but not Sweden

    • name

      Suck it :>. But yeah, it has to be a first.

  • Andrey Nikolskiy

    Ok, everything is working in Russia =)

  • Vignesh

    No love for India? :( We have play devices, books, movies but no music... duh..

  • Sandeep Saini

    come on google.. show us some love too..

    Sincerely,
    Indians

  • Santeri

    Hellyea, Google, I love youuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mauswe

    I have Spotify, and all of my friends as well. Do i gain anything by switching?

    • dean

      self respect?

      • mauswe

        Lol, i don't use spotify beacuse of peer preassure, it's easy to share playlists and use the social aspect when all of my friends and whatnot have spotify. So my question was if Google Music has anything else to effer that makes up for what im loosing.

  • Carlos

    Damn, I moved from finland back to Estonia to go in vocational school and now this is available n Finland, really.... damn....

    Seems like I have to wait for more than a year to get this in Estonia

  • Thomas Gladdines

    Finaly here, time to match my piratebay downloaded music with their library :P

  • Marcell Lévai

    I woke up, grabbed my phone, opened the Play Store app and was like WHOA WHOA WUT? This is a big thing, because Google Music all access is the first big streaming service here in Hungary with a decent library (and that isn't tied to any internet/service provider. So... YAY! ^_^

  • Paludal

    Sigh, Still No way for Norway..
    (For supported acess, Do have acess thru the old beta invite)

  • TJ

    I've been using Play music since it was beta and now its finally available in The Netherlands(where I live)? The only advantage is music in the play store for me.

  • dave

    finally !!! listening like crazy from now on... :)

    Regards from Prague, Czech rep. :)

  • RitishOemraw

    WOOOHOOOO!!!!! Finally in the NETHERLANDS!!!! WOOOHOOO

    • Santeri

      Haha, I also checked out "What song is this". Doesn't work in Finland either :( Try out Shazam for Android. It's been updated and works great! I love it.

      • RitishOemraw

        I use the Google Ears APK also known as Google sound search app, but since it ins't available in the Netherlands yet I had to ask for the APK

  • Paweł Gładysz

    Troll Mode: ON
    Google Y U No Like Poland?
    Troll Mode: OFF
    With ZAIKS in Poland we can never expect Google Play Music up and running...

    • Greg

      Spotify, Deezer and WIMP somehowe made it. I think Google will get the necessary deals sooner or later.

  • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

    what about India

  • Aman Yajurvedi

    India? Please?

  • lakoros

    Russia. YES!

  • Rayun

    Still no Canada?!

  • Elva lemke

    what mike replied i am amazed that somebody making $8546 in four weeks on the laptop.. discover this... BIG44.­c­o­m

  • Jerald Lee

    I hope the next article would be for countries across Asia again. Philippines please Google!

  • murarzxvii

    Congratulations Google! Lots of people will use it in Liechtenstain. And Poland still waits...

  • N.K

    Seriously? Finland but not Sweden? What's wrong with you google?