Google snubs South Africa with Movies & TV update

March 18, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories

Search giant Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app. This recent update includes support for over 40 new countries – including Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia.

Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

“Google Play Movies & TV allows you to watch movies and TV shows purchased or rented on Google Play. Watch your favorite movies and shows instantly on your Android phone or tablet, or on any HDTV using Chromecast. You can also download and watch from anywhere, even when you’re not connected,” the company explained.

According to Android Police, the selection of movies and television shows vary from country to county, depending on national copyright laws. As far as IT News Africa could determine, the service is not currently available in South Africa.

Here is a complete list of countries with access to Google Movies:
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Fiji, France, Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Rwanda, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor

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