Google Play Movies, which is the mothership’s semi-ubiquitous movie streaming service, is adding supported countries to its already considerable list. In March this year, Google added over 40 countries to the places where Google Play Movies can be used, and today it is adding 21 more.
The newly added countries list from Google is as follows: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
International copyright law will make sure that the availability list for rentals and downloads will be variable and convoluted from country to country. But this new list – which is bringing support to predominantly European countries – will make sure that the service is now available to a wider audience, provided of course that they update their Play Movies app. The way the app works is that movie and television content are made available – they can either be rented or purchased – through the app.
A recent innovation to the app is that with a new update in June, movies and TV episodes can now be watched offline via an extension in Chrome, Google’s browser – but this update is specifically for Chromebook users. This gives the ability to Play Movies users to pre-download their favorite shows and watch them at a later date. That specific Chrome extension is available in the Chrome Web Store.