Movies In The Cloud Now Available In 12 More Countries
Finally, the wait might be over for some European countries that have desperately been waiting for Apple’s full cloud experience.
iTunes in the Cloud launched in 2011 in the United States after Steve Jobs introduced it. Today, iTunes in the Cloud has over 200 million users. The first batch of countries to obtain access to the cloud were the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, and Spain.
Yesterday, The Next Web, after several user reports, confirmed with Apple the rollout of movie support for iTunes in the Cloud across 12 new nations.
These include Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
It’s surprising to see the latter as a member taking part in the launch –when one considers The Pirate Bay may have been one of the reasons behind Apple holding back the release of iTunes in the Cloud in Sweden.
On Tuesday 26, the news that the biggest piracy website had moved from said country to Spain and Norway after legal threats broke – could thus be why Apple has lifted the restraint of its previous purchases feature?
Apple also confirmed to The Next Web, via email, that France was the only country in the new list to receive access to TV shows previously acquired by users.
We will have to wait and see if Apple will enable music downloads too. I have a Swedish iTunes ID and bought over $700, so you see, I can’t wait to get my whole library of purchases back. What about you? Is you country in the list? Let us know in the comment section below.