There's a treat today for our Japanese friends courtesy of Google. TV Shows have been added to the Play Store in the Land of the Rising Sun, and there looks to be a good selection. This is only the third country to get TV through Google Play after the US and United Kingdom.


Users in Japan will see a big banner upon visiting the Play Store which informs them of the new TV show listings. The Play Store now carries an assortment of Japanese programs as well as overseas content.

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If you're in the right geographic area, go check it out. Otherwise, keep an eye on the Google Play availability page below for updates.

[Google Play Availability]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • shaboogen

    Australia... do it.

  • Primalxconvoy

    About 5 dollars to watch an episode of supernatural, season 9?

    If this is similar to hulu and the state of most tv in Japan, there will be hardly any Japanese tv content (and it will be old) and the foreign tv shows will be expensive and way behind even some developing countries.

    I'll stick to xbmc on my phone, thanks.

  • visceralpsyche

    I just hope they release the Nexus 5 here with proper bands for LTE (notably the 800MHz band 1 which seems unique to Japan).

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  • Albin Hermansson

    so... where is KitKat?

  • Joseph Lee

    Add english subs and open it to the world for us J-drama fans!

  • A Black UI is the best UI

    Well this is great for users in Japan since shows there are so much better then the shit the american shit we get shown here in australia.