The Google Play store is celebrating its two-year anniversary on March 5 and to coincide with the milestone, Google is finally offering TV shows to customers in Australia.
As Ausdroid reports, many popular shows, including The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey and The Vampire Diaries, are already available, although HBO content is reportedly absent, unlike in the US and the UK.
Update: Jason Murray from Ausdroid tells me that multiple HBO shows including Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Sopranos and Girls are now available in the Google Play store for Australia customers.
While the new content is already visible on the front page of the Google Play store website, Ausdroid notes that it’s only appearing intermittently in the Google Play Movies & TV app. Although Google is yet to make an official announcement, it’s already listed in one of the company’s support pages. We expect it’s only a matter of time.
Australia is the fourth region to receive TV shows in the Google Play store, following Japan, the US and the UK. If Google wants to make its storefront the go-to place for purchasing and renting digital content, it would be wise to quickly expand its global offerings even further.
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