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This article was published on December 23, 2011


Apple clarifies which countries got iTunes Match following global expansion

Apple clarifies which countries got iTunes Match following global expansion
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Apple has cleared up the confusion that surrounded the international launch of iTunes Match and iTunes in the Cloud by clarifying exactly which markets have support for the services following the expansion.

In a note posted today, reported by 9to5mac, the company lists the 17 countries were the iTunes Match service is now available:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, CzechRepublic, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.

There are a number of notable absentees from the list, including Brazil (which got a welcomed set of iTunes upgrades), while there is no support for any Asian markets at this time.

Furthermore, the Cupertino-based company clarified the availability of iTunes in the Cloud, it’s service which allows customers to transfer purchased iTunes and App Store content to other devices or download them again without cost.

Customers in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US can enjoy the feature across all types of content, however users in the rest of the 120 plus supported countries have limited access. That varies based on location, but, Apple claims, each market will have Cloud storage for apps and iBooks at least.

The initial announcement of the expansion left many users unclear on precisely which services were supported in each country. Apple does, however, deserve credit for refunding customers who had signed up in locations that are not yet supported.

Full details of each market’s services can be found on Apple’s support page here.