Around one and half year ago, Google launched its music service Google Play Music. The service was initially available to U.S. consumers only, and later expanded to some other European countries. Earlier today, Google announced that the Music service has stepped in the Australian continent and expanded to some more European countries.
Along with Google+, the announcement that Google Play Music has expanded to seven more countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Portugal. Users in these seven countries can now subscribe to Google Play Music via their mobile device running Android 2.2 or higher, as well as online. Users can add up to 20,000 songs from the existing music collection to Google Play instantly and listen from any computer or Android phone or tablet, even in offline mode.
Google has also introduced Google Play artist hub in these countries, an independent platform for artists to sell their music directly to fans. Through the artist hub, artists can create a profile, upload their music files, suggest a retail price, and sell their music on Google Play.
Right now, a total of thirteen countries have got Google’s music service. Here’s the current running list:
- New Zealand
- United States
- United Kingdom