Brought to you by: Monaco Life
It’s been announced that internet users in the Principality now have access to all online Google services, including the new Stadia gaming service and increased Gmail storage.
Google Play has been a multimedia platform for providing games, films, applications, television shows and books since 2012. Today, over two billion people around the world use the online service.
Now, Monaco internet users can count themselves part of this group following an announcement from the government on Friday that the full range of Google services are now accessible in the Principality via Google Play.
The announcement follows on from the relationships built between the Principality and digital leaders as part of the Extended Monaco program, and supported by Prince Albert during his visit to Google headquarters in California this year.
Specifically, it allows users of the Android operating system to use the Stadia gaming platform, location sharing on Google Maps and increased storage capacities on Gmail and Google Drive.
“We are delighted to finally be able to offer the population of the Principality all Google services,” said Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate in charge of the Digital Transition. “Monaco is now treated the same as major countries and priority markets by Google. This is a positive step forward for Monegasque residents.”
The French government is still banking on lifting the current restrictions on 3rd May, a mid-May reopening of restaurant terraces and a return to school at the end of April.
Residents of the Principality aged 45 and over are now being invited to get their Covid vaccination. Meanwhile, home-tests are now being stocked in pharmacies in Monaco.
Monaco has been earmarked as the home for a new private viewing space by Zurich-based gallerists Hauser and Wirth who will hold their inaugural show in June.
The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses celebrates its fifth year in June, bringing the magic from days of old to life for one night only at the Hôtel de Paris.