Apple announced that more users around the world will be able to enjoy some of the company’s most popular services starting today. The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are now available in 20 other countries and 52 more.
“We’re excited to bring many of Apple’s favorite services to users in more countries,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple Music and Vice President of International Content. “We want our users to discover their favorite new apps, games, music, and podcasts, as we continue to pay tribute to the world’s best creators, artists and developers.”
The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and iCloud are now available in the following countries and regions.
Africa: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Rwanda and Zambia.
Asia and the Pacific: Maldives and Myanmar.
Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.
Middle East: Afghanistan (excluding Apple Music) and Iraq.
Oceania: Nauru (excluding Apple Music), Tonga and Vanuatu.
Apple Music is also expanding to the following countries and regions.
Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Chad, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tunisia.
Asia Pacific: Bhutan.
Europe: Croatia, Iceland and Northern Macedonia.
Latin America and the Caribbean: Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Turks and Caicos, Uruguay.
Middle East: Kuwait, Qatar and Yemen.
Oceania: Solomon Islands.
With 175 countries and territories, the App Store is one of the world’s most secure and active application markets, accessed by more than 500 million people per week. It’s the best place for users to discover new apps, allowing developers of all sizes to publish their apps to customers around the world. The App Store provides developers with a variety of ways to build their business, and since its launch in 2008, developers have been creating innovative apps that influence culture and change lives.
Apple Arcade is a ground-breaking game subscription service within the App Store that provides users with a full catalog of more than 100 exclusive games that are available unlimitedly on iPhones, iPads, iPod touch, Macs and Apple Tvs. Apple Arcade adds new games and extensions every month from the world’s most visionary game developers.
Apple Music is the most complete music experience, with more than 60 million songs in 167 countries and territories. World-class music experts and tasters have curated thousands of playlists and daily picks, plus the world-renowned radio station Beats 1, and Apple Music is the best music service on devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod and CarPlay.
New Apple Music users in another 52 countries can enjoy a six-month free trial, including locally selected playlists such as Africa Now, Afrobeats Hits and Ghana Bounce. In addition, users can enjoy world-class music experts, foodies, and artist-led programs from leading creators around the world, including Virgil Abloh, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Pharrell and more.
Apple Podcasts is the best place to browse and listen to the world’s largest Podcast catalog, with more than 100 languages and more than 1 million shows in 175 countries.
iCloud is an important service that keeps users’ personal content secure, up-to-date, and accessible on all Apple devices, allowing them to store lifelong photos, save important documents at their fingertips, and easily share and collaborate. With home sharing, up to six family members can share access to Apple services, including Apple TV, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, iCloud storage, and purchases of personal music, movies, TV, books, and apps. iCloud offers 5GB of free storage in 175 countries and territories, as well as affordable 50GB, 200GB and 2TB plans.