Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud to Over 35 New Countries [Updated]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    In addition to today's iTunes Match expansion to Hungary and Poland, Apple has also undertaken a significant expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud feature, adding movies to the list of eligible items in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


    We've heard from several UK users who have reported that only a small fraction of their purchased movies are currently shown as eligible for re-download, through iTunes in the Cloud, but Apple indicates that "most" content should be included in the program.

    The expansion marks the first time iTunes in the Cloud has been available for movies outside of the United States. The feature provides additional flexibility for those who have purchased movies through the iTunes Store, allowing them to download the content as needed on any computer, iOS device, or Apple TV.

    iTunes in the Cloud for music and music videos is available in over 50 countries around the world, and support for TV shows has also been available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Re-downloads of apps and books are permitted throughout Apple's digital store markets.

    Update: Steven Troughton-Smith notes that iTunes in the Cloud for movies is also live in Ireland.

    Update 2: The feature has also gone live in many of Apple's Latin American markets, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

    Update 3: Many of Apple's Asia-Pacific markets are also included: Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

    Update 4: In Europe, the following countries are also seeing iTunes in the Cloud for movies: Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia.

    Article Link: Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud to Over 35 New Countries [Updated]
  2. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    It's about time :) I held off on buying any content that I couldn't re-download later. Time to get a few films methinks.

    Edit: Oh that's a shame. I can't redownload any redeemed films. Big let down there.
  3. lowonthe456 macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    In the US, Fox's movies STILL do not support this. And I have not bought a single Fox movie since becuase they still haven't done it. I have 86 movies purchased from iTunes so far....
  4. bandalay macrumors member


    Apr 19, 2010
    That's it…slow and methodical…moving inexorably towards world domination.

    <evil laugh>
  5. iDuel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    Awesome! It's certainly good that Apple is expanding its iCloud offerings throughout the world.
  6. Yelmurc macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    Houston TX
    Great news, though I'm still waiting for them to get Fox and MGM on board for iCloud in the US.
  7. MattJessop macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2007
    Manchester, UK

    Seriously, this actually means that there is a major reason for me to want to buy stuff from iTunes over physical. Cause the price so far hasn't been in it's favour to be honest.

    Has anybody tested to see if it works with digital copies?
  8. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    I wonder what the hold up is getting this to Germany? Chances are those muppets at GEMA are blocking this because they want more money for the "artists" (i.e. the fat cars at the production companies).
  9. apernett macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010

    The functionality also appears on iTunes Store Colombia in Latin America. yay Apple! Now, can you please exert your magical powers over TV execs so we can have tv shows as well? And please roll out the iTunes Gift Cards for my country as well. Will be appreciated.
  10. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
  11. SD449 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    bit shocked that Disney films don't seem to be supported
  12. hppy29 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2007
    Essex, UK
    We just need the bump from 720 to 1080 on films now in the UK, seems silly that we can only get 1080 TV shows!
  13. SD449 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I have a digital copy of MI Ghost Protocol that it will let me download :D
  14. jetison macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2009
    Buenos Aires
    iTunes Movies in the Cloud has also been expanded to Latin America. I'm from Argentina and I'm currently seeing on the iTunes Store, the banner giving the news.
    Terms and Conditions have been updated accordingly.
  15. SD449 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I can download copies of TV shows in the UK, I assumed this was all part of the same
  16. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    Actually - most of the movies I've purchased aren't showing. Strange?
  17. Schizoid macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2008
    I'm sure I've bought a few films in the past... they don't show up... but buying Batman Begins as it's only a fiver!
  18. BMNB1tch macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2009
    The Present Day meet Hollywood, Hollywood meet the Present Day:D
  19. DraziGuy macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2009
    I'm in Canada. Only three of the 13 movies I have purchased are available (Toy Story 1,2,3 which were actually Blu-Ray digital copy redemptions).
  20. Crosbie, Jul 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012

    Crosbie macrumors 6502a


    May 26, 2010
    Brighton, UK
    Mine's showing 'no purchases' on iPad here in the UK. I've bought a few films straight on iTunes and have a handful of digital copy downloads too.

    Egs: Happy-Go-Lucky, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Black Swan, Where the Wild Things Are.

    [EDIT]: All good now. :)
  21. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
  22. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I've been waiting to re-purchase my movie collection in digital form because I didn't want the hassle of backing up. I will do so now.

    Unlike TV shows, I rarely watch movies more than once or twice so renting them has been the rule for me. My collection of DVDs is small and limited to my all time favourites. I'll now be buying them on iTunes and selling the discs.

    Of note, of the movies that I did purchase, none of them are yet available on my AppleTV so I'm assuming that this change is still being propagated across the system. Fingers crossed that there aren't any studio exceptions.
  23. Tezcatlipoca macrumors regular


    May 23, 2012
    Cambridge, UK
    Ditto :)

    Unfortunately, though, Ghost Protocol is the *only* one of my Digital Copies that's actually available :(

    None of my Fox Digital Copies are available (although further up this page it's mentioned that that's still the case in the US) I have stuff from Paramount , Universal, and Warner that's also not available :(
  24. Rebel Hedgehog macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Only bought one movie 'The Goonies' and not showing up

    Seems pointless if they are only allowing a few movies?
  25. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    My digital copy doesn't let me have HD, just SD :(

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