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New Google Play Carrier Billing Options Pop Up In Italy, Malaysia, Russia, And South Africa

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Google Play Music Blasts Its Tunes To South Africa And Serbia

Google Play Music is a great way to listen to tunes from artists you love, whether it's by purchasing albums and tracks individually or subscribing to unlimited monthly streaming. It is, however, limited by the number of countries it's available in.

Today marks its arrival in two new countries in opposite hemispheres of this planet: South Africa and Serbia. Residents in both countries can now buy albums and tracks in their regular currencies and subscribe to GPM Unlimited ($4.99 in Serbia and R49.99 in South Africa) with two free months offered up front so they can see if the service fits them or not.

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Google Play Gift Cards Go Live In South Africa

Google Play gift cards are now available at the bottom of the world. No, not Antarctica-look up a bit. There you go, South Africa. In the most southern of African nations, gift cards are starting to appear on store shelves in increments of R 150, R 250, and R 450. Residents can rush to their neighborhood shop and pick one up for the low price of, well, any of the three numbers I just listed.

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The site shows that these cards should be on sale at Checkers and Pick n Pay. Once you or a recipient swipes the card into a Google account, the funds are available to pay for apps and whatever other digital content is available in the Play Store.

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Google Play Books Are Now Available In South Africa, Switzerland, And Turkey

Yes, yes, we know: Google takes its sweet time in getting all the various parts of the Play Store rolled out to all corners of the globe. This evening (or morning, I suppose) they've expanded the Google Play Books service to South Africa, Switzerland, and Turkey. Android and Chrome users in these countries should be able to buy and read books right now.

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Today's update brings Google Play Books to 39 countries, mostly in North America, Europe, and Asia - in fact, South Africa is the first country on the continent to get access to the service.

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