The popular iTunes Store where you can download audio and video content for your Mac, PC, Apple TV and iOS devices, has been released in 12 new territories across Asia.
This week, Apple
issued an official announcement that customers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and nine additional countries in Asia now have access to a huge selection of local and international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent studios.
Apple enumerates such names as Jay Chou, Girls Generation and Andy Lau, international artists including ADELE, The Beatles and Jason Mraz, and classics like Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang.
There are no less than 20 million songs available to purchase and download on the iTunes Store in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
As far as video is concerned, customers can rent or purchase movies from major studios including 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Pictures, with many titles available in HD.
“The iTunes Store is the best way for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online,” Apple said.
“All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings.”
Services like iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match are also available to customers in these newly-supported countries. To take advantage of all these benefits, iTunes 10.6.3 is required on both Mac and Windows. Use the links below to download your own version today.
The latest iTunes update also addressed a problem where the app could become unresponsive when syncing an iPad (1st generation) that contained an iBooks textbook. Other improvements were included as well. Download iTunes for Mac OS X (Free) Download iTunes for Windows (Free)