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This article was published on September 29, 2011

Apple opens iTunes Music Store in 12 more countries, covers all of EU

Apple opens iTunes Music Store in 12 more countries, covers all of EU
Aayush Arya
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Aayush Arya

Aayush is the India Editor & Apps Co-Editor at The Next Web. When not writing, he enjoys spending his time bungling about on Twitter or Aayush is the India Editor & Apps Co-Editor at The Next Web. When not writing, he enjoys spending his time bungling about on Twitter or Google+, and answering email.

After hearing rumours about it yesterday, we now know that Apple has officially rolled out the iTunes Music Store (iTMS) in 12 more countries in Europe, thanks to a report by MacRumors.

The Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita had reported yesterday that the iTunes Music Store was due to be launched in ten more countries in the European Union (EU), but Apple has opened the doors of the iTMS to all of EU now.

If you live in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia, you can now buy media from the iTunes Store in addition to iOS apps. Users in these countries have reported being able to buy and rent movies in addition to purchasing music from the newly available store.

Whereas the App Store had already been available in all of the EU member states, the rest of the iTunes Store had been out of bounds for 12 of the 27 countries in the union. With their addition, the iTMS is now available in 36 countries around the globe. Apple also expanded its iBookstore to 25 more countries on Thursday.

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