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YouTube Premium and Music Premium expand their reach to 10 new countries

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Google has rolled out its YouTube Premium and Music Premium services in more countries. With the premium service, it offers ad-free content and provides the full potential of music players, like offline viewing or playing of songs and videos; it also offers background play, etc.

For your information, YouTube Premium was initially launched back in 2014 as Music Key, which only offers the ad-free streaming of music videos from select labels on YouTube and Google Play Music. After some improvements, it was relaunched the next year, which came with more advertisement-free content support, and after evolving, it was rebranded as YouTube Premium.

However, in the initial stage, the service was available to some countries, then it expanded to 100 countries, and now, with the new development, it is live in 10 more countries, including Algeria, Cambodia, Georgia, Ghana, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Tunisia, and Senegal.

YouTube/Music Premium Service is now available in a total of 110 countries.

With the addition of 10 more countries, the company has expanded the reach of its premium services to more customers. To know if your country is also included in it, check out the list below:

AlgeriaLaos
American SamoaLatvia
ArgentinaLebanon
ArubaLiechtenstein
AustraliaLithuania
AustriaLuxembourg
BahrainMalaysia
BangladeshMalta
BelarusMexico
BelgiumNepal
BermudaNetherlands
BoliviaNew Zealand
Bosnia and HerzegovinaNicaragua
BrazilNigeria
BulgariaNorth Macedonia
CambodiaNorthern Mariana Islands
CanadaNorway
Cayman IslandsOman
ChilePakistan
ColombiaPanama
Costa RicaPapua New Guinea
CroatiaParaguay
CyprusPeru
CzechiaPhilippines
DenmarkPoland
Dominican RepublicPortugal
EcuadorPuerto Rico
EgyptQatar
El SalvadorRomania
EstoniaRussia – temporarily unavailable
FinlandSaudi Arabia
FranceSenegal
French GuianaSerbia
French PolynesiaSingapore
GeorgiaSlovakia
GermanySlovenia
GhanaSouth Africa
GreeceSouth Korea
GuadeloupeSpain
GuamSri Lanka
GuatemalaSweden
HondurasSwitzerland
Hong KongTaiwan
HungaryThailand
IcelandTunisia
IndiaTürkiye
IndonesiaTurks and Caicos Islands
IraqUS Virgin Islands
IrelandUkraine
IsraelUnited Arab Emirates
ItalyUnited Kingdom
JapanUnited States
JordanUruguay
KenyaVenezuela
KuwaitVietnam
Via – 9to5google


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Easier Account Deletion for Apps on Google Play Store

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Google regularly introduces some new features for enhancing the overall security of the devices, so to ensure it, the company frequently brings new updates that change the functionality and bring more additions under its application so users can always be safe from different types of security changes. Users will be able to delete accounts from the application easily.

Deleting app accounts on the Google Play Store 

Last month, Google announced a change for applications that will allow users to delete accounts from applications that were previously used. To make it available, the company has strictly taken the step to force the developer to take a quick step to remove the account from the Play Store directly.

As far as the availability of the new option is concerned, the deletion of the account button will be available under the page of the application in the section on data security. Once you tap on it, the data collected by the application will be removed from it.’

The option has now started appearing on the latest version of the Galaxy Play Store. If you also want to get this option, then check for the latest update. For some users, the option may be available automatically through the server side. Apart from this, the Play Store has also grabbed some new features that will enhance the user experience. If you want to know more about them, you can check out this article.

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Samsung Galaxy Devices Get Copilot Integration in Telegram

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Here’s a new novelty for Samsung Galaxy users to enhance their Telegram experience, as you can now access ChatGPT-powered Copilot inside Telegram. 

Undoubtedly, a new-generation AI-powered digital assistant is a hot topic in the tech industry, and with the revolutionary ChatGPT, the AI era got a boost. Now, Samsung Galaxy users can easily access Copilot inside Telegram on their Galaxy devices. This AI assistant from OpenAI powers Microsoft’s Copilot and is reported to power a few AI features in Apple’s upcoming iOS 18 update. 

Now get ready to have flawless conversations with Copilot inside Telegram, as it is announced to be your everyday AI companion. You can now ask it for movies, trip plans, how to improve your language, restaurant recommendations, and many more. On its help page, Microsoft assures that you can get sports stats, personalized music playlist recommendations, fun facts, jokes, workout tips, and trip planning through Copilot on Telegram. Noticeably, being a Microsoft product, you can access information from the web via Bing Search. 

However, here’s the limitation: Copilot on Telegram has a daily limit of 30 interactions, unlike the full Bing app. This limit is similar to Google’s introduction of limited access to its AI, Gemini, within the Message application. You can easily access Copilot inside Telegram on your Galaxy device by just following the steps mentioned below: 

  • Open Telegram on your Galaxy device. 
  • Type @CopilotOfficialBot in the search bar and tap on it. 
  • Tap the Start button. 
  • It will ask you to share your registered phone number. 
  • Select ‘Send My Mobile Number’ to get started. 
  • Now the Copilot will share a few recommendations; you can tap one of those or type something if you want your own. 

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Samsung Ends iFixit Collaboration, Google Picks It Up

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iFixit has already announced it will be ending its collaboration with Samsung, which allowed it to distribute official parts and create repair guides for Samsung smartphones. 

Last week, we reported that iFixit, stepping back from its collaboration with Samsung, has tried to advance the right-to-repair movement by partnering with big tech manufacturers and announced that it is ending its collaboration with Samsung. The merger allowed iFixit to distribute official parts and create repair guides for Samsung devices. However, iFixit cut off the deal, saying that Samsung’s “approach to repairability does not align with our mission.” 

iFixit is known for reliable parts and repair guides; they stopped working with Samsung, but the report suggests that the Korean giant didn’t fully support the partnership’s goal. However, at the moment, it is yet to be clear who’s primarily at fault. iFixit will not create repair guides for Samsung devices anymore. 

Despite everything, there’s an uninvolved party that is sitting pretty through all the drama, named Google. Samsung is not interested in Right to Repair, as is quite clear from the failed partnership with iFixit. However, Google partners with iFixit for parts and guides, supports Right to Repair legislation, and makes repairing Pixel phones easier. At the moment, it’s not clear how the collaboration between iFixit and Samsung fell apart. iFixit shared some of its side of the story in a blog post and a subsequent interview between the company’s CEO and one of our colleagues, The Verge. 

The reason behind the failure of the Samsung Repair Hub partnership was that Samsung made it difficult for people to fix their devices affordably; for instance, Samsung limited iFixit from selling more than 7 parts per customer in 3 months, hurting repair shops. These limitations made repairs quite expensive for consumers who didn’t have a high budget. Also, it only sold batteries pre-attached to new screens, forcing customers to buy unnecessary parts. So these are a few basic reasons behind the failure of this program. 

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