Today, Apple has launched the iTunes store in India. By doing so, the users can purchase local and international music and movies from the store. The store now offers Bollywood, Tamil film songs, and other international music from all major labels.
Songs are priced between Rs 7 and Rs 15 and albums start from Rs 70. In addition, the company has also made iTunes Match available in India. iTunes Match allows users to upload music bought from other than iTunes into the cloud. It costs Rs 1,200 per year. Before today, the iTunes Store only offered some free books and podcasts.
Apple also introduced the iTunes Store in the following countries today:
- Europe: Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
- Africa, the Middle East and India: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Zimbabwe
- Asia Pacific: Fiji, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago
The company published a press release confirming that it has launched the iTunes Store in 56 new countries.