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This article was published on March 17, 2014


Google Play Movies arrives in 39 new markets including Chile, Finland, Portugal and the Netherlands

Google Play Movies arrives in 39 new markets including Chile, Finland, Portugal and the Netherlands
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The Android version of the Google Play Movies and TV app was updated today with support for 40 new languages. Google has also confirmed that its Movies service is now available in 39 new markets:

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, Zambia.

These new regions join the previous markets where the storefront is available: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.

The app was also updated for iOS devices in 32 new countries, as Apple doesn’t offer the App Store in seven of the new markets Google announced today.

Such an expansion gives Google’s digital marketplace a considerably larger group of potential customers to aim for. The timing isn’t too surprising, given that the company’s Chromecast streaming dongle is launching in “many more countries” over the next few weeks. Inadvertently, this list may have provided us with an early glimpse of where Chromecast could be headed to next.

Update: This article has been updated to reflect that the Google Play Movies service has arrived in 39 new markets, rather than 37. It has also been updated to include the Google Play Movies and TV for iOS app update.

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