iTunes Store Goes Live Across 16 Latin American Countries While Brazil Gets iTunes Match



Apple has expanded the reach of its iTunes Store today by offering music and movie content for the first time across 16 Latin American countries. It has also introduced the new iTunes Match service to users in Brazil, making it the first country outside of the U.S. to gain access to the feature.

The Latin American countries that will have access to music and movies in the iTunes Store from today include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.

These countries will also be able to enjoy access to iTunes in the Cloud, which means users are able to re-download previous purchases at no additional charge.

Furthermore, Brazil has become the first country outside of the United States to get iTunes Match.

Prices in the Brazilian store are currently in U.S. dollars, which means users will need an international credit card to fund their accounts. However, MacRumors reports that local currencies are on their way for Latin America — possibly within the next six months.

  • Christoph Schumacher

    Any Info on when ITunes Match will hit Germany by any chance?

  • barbudo

    Wow, Brazil? An interesting move. I was sure iTunes Match would first go live in the UK, France or Germany, but Brazil?.. Looking forward to it being available in Mexico soon.

  • SilverPanda

    The United States and Brazil are the only countries supporting iTunes Match.

    U mad, Europe?

  • Thiago Mian Soares

    FINALY!!! NO longer on the techno margin of the world. Little by little Brazil is gaining momentum and getting nearer Europe and US in content. Just hope thibgs keep progressing.

  • Clark Wallace

    Scotland is very mad :(

  • Paul Urmston

    I wonder if this has anything to do with the new factory Apple are building in Brazil.