April 21, 2020
Apple April 21 announced it is expanding the global reach for some of its entertainment platforms, including The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and iCloud, to 20 more countries. In addition, Apple Music, with more than 60 million subscribers, is available in 52 new countries.
The expansion does not include subscription streaming video platform Apple TV+, which launched last November in 106 countries.
“We’re delighted to bring many of Apple’s most beloved services to users in more countries than ever before,” Oliver Schusser, Apple’s VP of Apple Music and International Content, said in a statement.
The services are now available in the following countries and regions:
- Africa: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Rwanda and Zambia.
- Asia-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 expanding to:
- Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Chad, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Tunisia.
- Asia-Pacific: Bhutan.
- Europe: Croatia, Iceland, and North Macedonia.
- Latin America and the Caribbean: the Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Turks and Caicos, and Uruguay.
- Middle East: Kuwait, Qatar, and Yemen.
- Oceania: Solomon Islands.
Apple Arcade is a video game subscription service within the App Store, offering users access to the catalog of more than 100 exclusive games, all playable across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV. Apple Podcasts feature more than 1 million shows in more than 100 languages and 175 countries and regions.