Google Play Music All Access announced another big international push, rolling out the service to nine more countries. Hot on the heels of an expansion in July, the streaming platform made further inroads into South and Latin America. The service is now available in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, and Uruguay. With today’s launches, Google’s streaming product is now available in 43 countries.
Expansion has been a core activity for most of the top streaming platforms. Rdio is now in 60 nations, and Spotify is in 56. The focus on adding markets makes sense, since many of their investors are looking for growth in user numbers as a sign that the services will eventually grow profits too.