Google Play Magazines comes to Australia
Great news! Google has finally managed to bring one of it’s Google Play services to Australia – finally! Unfortunately, this isn’t Google Play Music or the ability to purchase Movies and TV Shows (we can still rent them though).
For me, this service won’t be touched – but for those of you who do enjoy to read a paid magazine then it is essentially the same as Google Play Books, but with Magazines in replacements. Three major publishers have jumped on-board for the initial offerings, namely ACP Magazines, Pacific Magazines, and NewsLifeMedia.
It was difficult to establish which titles were and weren’t available in Australia when surfing through on my Nexus 7, but it was a bit simpler through the desktop version. There’s the normal categorizations of top buys, staff picks, etc. but Google has also added in a few sections – Design Inspiration, Top Reads for Women, Local Favourites and some with 14 day free trials (sounds a bit like yesterday’s announcement of trials for in-app subscriptions). If you’re after finding something that will tickle your taste buds then Google’s made it pretty simple to find what you’re after.
If you’re interested in diving into some magazine subscriptions through Google Play then head over to the store. It is available online immediately and will be rolling out to devices over the coming days.
Let’s just hope this means that Google is one step closer to giving us the Google Play Music Store and TV & Movie purchases!