Apple says Apple Music will now be available in 52 new countries and other services like App Store, Arcade, Podcasts and iCloud will reach 20 more countries.
These are the countries and regions that Apple is giving access to services for the first time:
The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud 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 (without Apple Music), Tonga and Vanuatu
Apple Music is also expanding in 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 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 Islands and Uruguay
- Middle East: Kuwait, Qatar and Yemen
- Oceania: Solomon Islands
Users in countries that are getting Apple Music for the first time are offered a six-month free trial option. Apple will also expand its efforts to curate locally relevant playlists to include countries like Africa Now, Afrobeats Hits and Ghana Bounce.
This brings the total number for the App Store to 175 and for Music to 167 of the 193 countries in the world recognized by the United Nations. If you want to see the full number, Apple has a support page It lists which “Apple Media Services” are available in which countries.
Apple made the announcement to the press about its Newsroom Website and to developers via his Developer support portal. Apple maintains a developer resources page Dedicated to localization effortsFrom what we’ve heard from developers, the company often strives to prioritize advertising for apps that are prevalent due to the global reach of Apple platforms and services.
And since we’re dealing with developers, here’s a side note that just happened: Apple sent yesterday Invitations to members of the developer community who invite them to an online session in which accessibility functions are implemented in apps. The invitation is:
At Apple, we believe technology is at its best when it empowers everyone. Attend an online event to learn how to use the award-winning accessibility features that are standard on Apple devices. You can ask questions during and after the sessions and register for individual consultations.
The meeting takes place on Thursday and precedes the company’s developer conference in June, which typically hosts many such meetings. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the developer conference will only take place online.