Apple’s App Store and other services launch in dozens more countries

Apple has announced the launch of its services like App Store, Podcasts, Apple Arcade, iCloud, and Apple Music to additional markets in Africa, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The decision can be categorized as one of the biggest geographical expansion move for the company.

Apple Music launched in 52 countries with other services launched in 20 countries

App Store, Apple Podcasts, iCloud, and Apple Arcade are now available in 20 additional countries, whereas the iPhone maker’s music streaming service, Apple Music, is launching in 52 additional countries.

Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and International Content, Oliver Schusser, said in a statement.

“We’re delighted to bring many of Apple’s most beloved Services to users in more countries than ever before. We hope our customers can discover their new favorite apps, games, music, and podcasts as we continue to celebrate the world’s best creators, artists, and developers.”

Source: Apple

App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are now available in:

  • Africa: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the 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 now also available in:

  • 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, Caicos, and Uruguay.
  • Middle East: Kuwait, Qatar, and Yemen.
  • Oceania: Solomon Islands.

New Apple Music subscribers in the 52 additional countries can enjoy six-month free trial of the service, with locally curated playlists including Africa Now, Afrobeats Hits, Ghana Bounce, and more. In addition, users also have access to world-class music experts, tastemakers, and artist-led programs from globally celebrated creators including Virgil Abloh, Billie Eilish, Elton John, Pharrell, and more.

In January, the company revealed that its service revenue soared around 17% to $12.7 billion, thanks to the App Store, as it reported an all-time record quarter for the company. The expansion of its services into new markets comes a week after the launch of $399 iPhone SE, which is the most affordable iPhone in Apple’s smartphone lineup.

For a full list of media services availability around the world, please visit Apple Support to learn if you can buy apps, movies, music, books, and more. You can also check the availability of Apple Podcasts and Apple News in your country or region.

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