Apple Expands iTunes in the Cloud in Germany With Access to Movies and TV Shows

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today expanded iTunes in the Cloud in Germany, adding access to movies and television shows. As noted by German site [Google Translation] German users are now able to download TV shows on their Apple TVs, as well as access previously purchased movie and television content on any of their Apple devices.

    Prior to today's update, iTunes in the Cloud in Germany was limited to music, apps, and e-books, though German users were able to purchase movies via iTunes. Apple has also reportedly updated its terms of service in the country to reflect the new content offerings, but the iTunes in the Cloud support page and the country's Apple TV page have yet to be updated.

    iTunes in the Cloud, which allows iTunes users to download previously purchased content, initially launched back in June of 2011 in the United States, with U.S. users receiving access to movies and TV shows in March of 2012. Apple has been working on expanding movie and television show coverage to additional countries since that time. Currently, a number of countries have iTunes in the Cloud access to movies, while television shows are limited to just five countries.

    Apple last expanded iTunes in the Cloud back in August of 2013, adding movie support in Japan and seven other European countries, including Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

    Update 3:00PM PT: Apple has also expanded iTunes in the Cloud in Spain, adding access to movies.

    Article Link: Apple Expands iTunes in the Cloud in Germany With Access to Movies and TV Shows
  2. macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Ja ist gut!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2008

    This took ages -.-
  4. macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2013
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Finally!! Oh my god, I'm still so overwhelmed... :D I thought I got a heart attack when I saw the little notification on the upper right hand corner of my Mac from 9to5mac a couple of minutes ago, stating that Germany would gain iTunes in the Cloud support for TV shows and movies!

    We have waited soooo long! And honestly, I didn't think that we would get the feature this year either.

    I love you Apple!! :D
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2010
    Oh Mein Gott !!!
    Endlich ... Endlich ... es ist soweit!!!

    Was passiert mit gekauftem Content?
    What happens to already purchased content?
  6. macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2010
    here and there
    It will be in the cloud on every device running under your AppleID

    Viel Spaß damit
  7. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    Planet Earth
    dios mio

    finally ... oh wait i havent bought any movies / tv shows on itunes yet lol

    iTunes Match for movies/tv would be neat ^^
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2010
    "This item is temporarily not available."

    Guess it'll work later (fingers crossed).
  9. macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2013
    Too bad I'm getting my iTunes content from other sources now.

    Why would I buy „The Good Wife“ season 1-3 or „The Walking Dead“ season 1-3. It's 2014 for gods sake. If you want my money, at least give me the new stuff, with original sound and subtitles. Because that's what I get from seerobbers.
  10. macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2010
    iTunes Match

    Does anyone think they will ever enable iTunes match for movies?
  11. macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2008
    This is what they need to do.....come on, be Apple disruptive to the current business models.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Germany, Europe
    Wow! Didn't expect that to happen anymore. Now iTunes Radio please :D
  13. macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2013
    No. :eek: But I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

    Does anyone think they will ever sell only HD versions of movies? Because you can't buy a cheaper version of music with a low quality audio codec anymore. And if so, will there be a free upgrade for those who purchased SD versions in the past? This question alone keeps me from buying anything.
  14. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Studios would never go for it. Or if they did it wouldn't be 25000 titles or only $25 a year (and certainly not the same $25).


    I hope eventually all titles will be at least 720

    As for price, free is unlikely but perhaps they would have an iTunes plus pay up like music did
  15. macrumors member


    Jan 24, 2012
    Also bei mir funktioniert noch nix. Wie sieht es bei euch anderen aus? Es erscheint noch nix in der video app, wohl aber bei itunes, dass ich es herunterlasen kann. Dann jedoch kommt die Meldung, dass der Artikel nicht mehr verfügbar sei. :confused:
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2013
    Endlich. Allerdings ist der Shop in einem schlechten Zustand und die Preise sind unter/außerirdisch, aber was solls ist erstmal eine gute Nachricht, weiter so.
  17. macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
    About frigging time. Now I'll be more inclined to purchase bits of content from iTunes DE than UK or US
  18. macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2012
    There are actually a few good German movies in the DE store, which I would purchase in a heart beat. But none of them seem to have English subtitles. It's really a shame, because most of these titles are not available in the US store :-(
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Aye, the prices are a joke...
    Sometimes they are ok when they have stuff on sale, but more often than not the prices don't compare to physical media at all.
    Also, I don't get multiple audio tracks and many other things that I get with physical media.
    The ability to put something nice in a shelf aside...

    iTunes Match for movies is what we truly need, much agreed.

    So far, this is a very welcome move though.

    Glassed Silver:mac
  20. Glassed Silver, May 5, 2014
    Last edited: May 5, 2014

    macrumors 6502a

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Also, iTunes Germany now has 1080p movies and TV shows available.
    Maybe this was the case a little earlier on, but I just noticed it.

    Upgrading the few things I ever got from iTunes from 720p to 1080p as we speak. :)

    Glassed Silver:mac
  21. macrumors 65816

    Jun 19, 2013
    They need permission from the Studios for that.

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