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iTunes Store Movie Content Goes Live in 42 New Countries

Earlier this month, we noted that the iTunes Music Store had gone live in 56 new countries, nearly doubling the number of countries with access to the store. At the time, Apple noted in its press release that movies were also being launched in Russia, Turkey, India and Indonesia with "select additional countries" also scheduled to offer the film content.


Beginning earlier today, a number of MacRumors readers began reporting that movies had gone live in their countries, and AppleInsider has compiled a list of 42 new countries where movies are now available.

- Europe: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine

- Africa, the Middle East and India: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Botswana, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Zimbabwe

- Asia Pacific: Micronesia, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

- Latin America and the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago

The new additions mean that just ten of the 56 countries that added music content earlier this month have yet to begin offering movies. Those countries include: Barbados, Bermuda, Burkina Faso, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Uzbekistan.

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23 months ago

Honestly, who cares? 99% of us are from US, UK, or AUS.


Probably the people who live outside those countries?
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago

Honestly, who cares? 99% of us are from US, UK, or AUS.


42 new countries care.
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago

Honestly, who cares? 99% of us are from US, UK, or AUS.


People like you are to blame to most of the world's problems. If it doesn't effect you, you don't care. What a shame.
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago

About this post no one cares.


Master Yoda? :D
Rating: 7 Votes
23 months ago

Honestly, who cares? 99% of us are from US, UK, or AUS.


Well, there's Canada for one, which has 13 millions more than AUS... And Deutschland, France, España, Italia, Österreich, just to stay in the first world...

Sheeessh...
Rating: 7 Votes
23 months ago

Honestly, who cares? 99% of us are from US, UK, or AUS.


About this post no one cares.
Rating: 6 Votes
23 months ago

In this posters defense... I'm sure he just meant who cares here on MacRumors. Because we are all english speaking, therefore most of us live in english speaking countries. this is important for apple, and important for the many people that live in those countries, but you and I as individuals it doesn't really affect. I would think that out of all active MR posters MAYBE 1% are from any of those 42 countries.


1. I think you are wrong about the 1% ...Dont have any data to backup of how many, but people outside of the US learn foreign languages and most learn english and the US news sites are big resource of info even for people not living in the US. (I know tons of people outside the US that read macrumors)

2. Even people in the US should care about the success of an American company and how it is spreading around the world making money

3. Can't people just be happy for others to enjoy what they already enjoyed for years? Don't be too occupied with your own problems. I am always happy to hear about the success of a company, even if it does not effect me directly.
Rating: 5 Votes
23 months ago

honestly, who cares? 99% of us are from us, uk, or aus.


'MURICAH, f yeah!
Rating: 4 Votes
23 months ago

Nice to see that Apple is expanding geographic coverage ... but in order to be successful in new countries they need to provide movies with subtitles in local languages.


And provide iTunes Match / iTunes in the Cloud.. Features still missing in Scandinavia :(
Rating: 3 Votes
23 months ago

In this posters defense... I'm sure he just meant who cares here on MacRumors. Because we are all english speaking, therefore most of us live in english speaking countries. this is important for apple, and important for the many people that live in those countries, but you and I as individuals it doesn't really affect. I would think that out of all active MR posters MAYBE 1% are from any of those 42 countries.


The original post seems to fall into the category of a mindset of a lot of this country (including my Grandpa) that their world view ends when you reach the East or West coast...there's really nothing out there, and I know a few whose world ends at their city limits. And then an explainer-in-chief taking time to quote six other posts to enlighten the public on somebody else's mind set? If that isn't my long suffering Grandma defending Gramps I'd be totally surprised, except neither uses a computer.
Rating: 3 Votes

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