Google Play Books, separate 'Games' section now available in Ireland

Two new categories arrive in the Play Store for Irish users

Google Play users in Ireland should now have access to both the Play Books store as well as a separate "Games" section on their devices starting today. As pointed out to us by one of our eagle-eyed readers, the Play Store in Ireland now offers four different sub-categories for users to choose from, adding to the previous availability of both paid apps and Google Play Music in the country. Unfortunately the Play Store for Ireland is still lacking both Magazines and Movies & TV, but it's a step in the right direction at least.

The Google Play Help pages, which have been updated today, also indicate that Play Books are now available in Ireland. We haven't tracked down an official post from Google indicating whether or not the full book catalogue will be available to Irish users just yet, but we would guess that the service would not launch without all of the proper deals in place.

More: Google Play Help; Thanks, John!

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Started here too, in Portugal.
    Books is the 4th addition to our Play Store.
    We have Apps, Games, Music and Books.
  • slow but steady. google play move to all countries.
  • Now new Zealand needs it it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Books now also available in Belgium.
  • OK go on Google, keep expanding...I'm waiting... Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm wondering if this article would be more appropriately titled "Google Play Books, separate 'Games' section now available in the EU".
  • So they have Music it seems ... unlike Canada. I think I'm just gonna forget about it ... Posted via Android Central App
  • Woooo finally recognising the Irish as a separate entity from the UK about freaking time google Posted via Android Central App
  • Games section has been there since the Play Store was redesigned, around the same time Play Music was "officially" launched in Ireland!! Posted via Android Central App
  • Got it in Australia, just checked out now Posted via Android Central App
  • It's been a few weeks since they added the Book section in Mexico. I noticed the games section about 2 months ago