Sometimes I think it's better to just uncircle every US-American blog/news site I have on G+ (or to make it less dramatic, only visit some kind of "non-American circle")
I just saw a share of +Jerry Hildenbrand
from +Android Central
that he could download all sorts of stuff on his browser that appeared on his phone in an instant. What do we have here in Austria in the +Google Play
Store? Uh, "Apps". In Germany it would be books additionally, but it gets kinda frustrating reading about all those "US-only" stuff - and to be honest, movies, TV series or magazines are way more interesting to consume on a phone or tablet than a whole book.
Oh, don't forget +Netflix
and other video streaming services that we can just dream of here in Europe. Yeah, yeah, we have +LOVEFiLM
- which could be theoretically Amazon Video because they are owned by them, but I'm sure it has to do with some kind of license agreement that they can't just change their name. But to be honest, +LOVEFiLM
is a big joke in Europe compared to +Netflix
or +Hulu Plus
in the US. And I don't have to mention all those news articles where you think "Oh, they included a video!", click on it and then you get the glorious "This video is not available outside the US" message. Annoying as hell.
I know it's not (only) the fault of companies like +Google
, it's the content industry and I guess partially the European Union for not being faster to come up with some laws and new ministries that take care of licensing agreements - at least they are working on something like that for music but who knows when that's done. Now that the +Nexus
7 is coming out and the original purpose of it - to consume content from the +Google Play
Store - can't really be executed with the Play Store as it is right now and I'm very sure that's not gonna change in the next two or three months where the +Nexus
7 should come out in the 'non-privileged' countries who don't have the honor of a better Play Store experience.
really wants to succeed, they should just show their muscles and/or push some money into some butts to make it happen.
[ And no offense +Jerry Hildenbrand
, I'm just venting here ;) ] #Android #Google #GooglePlay #Frustrating #USonly #ContentIndustry #Licenses #Nexus7 #FirstWorldProblem