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

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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.