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Google Play Movies Expands to 39 New Countries

by Todd Haselton | March 18, 2014March 18, 2014 11:00 pm PST


One of the biggest hurdles modern tech companies that offer large ecosystems of video content face is finding a way to deliver that content to international markets. Netflix, for example, might have a licensing agreement to stream your favorite TV shows here in the U.S. – but try to access the service in Spain and you’re out of luck. Google overcame one of those hurdles recently, and today announced that its Google Play Movie service is now available in 39 additional countries.

The full list of countries with Google Play Movies support noted by Google today includes:

Angola, Aruba, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Gabon, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Senegal, Sweden, Togo, Uruguay, Venezuela and Zambia.

The company is now allowing users to stream or download titles across Android, iOS and the Web, and just like in other countries you’ll still have the option to either purchase a film or rent a copy. What remains to be seen, however, is how robust the offering is and which studios are on board. It could be a rather slim selection to start, depending on what kind of content Google was able to secure.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...