france itunes in cloud

It appears that Apple has begun rolling out TV show and movie support for its iTunes in the Cloud service to a handful of new European countries this week. Users in France, the Netherlands and a few other European countries are reporting that they have just gained access to the feature, which allows you to access previously purchased content…

The Next Web points to a report from French website iGen, as well as several tweets, that seems to confirm that Apple has started turning on new iTunes in the Cloud features for at least some users. It’s worth noting, though, that it hasn’t updated its support list with these countries, so the launch could be premature.

Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have all received the service, which allows access to previously downloaded movies. Apple confirmed with us by email that France was the only country in this batch to receive iTunes in the Cloud for TV shows.

Apple first unveiled iTunes in the Cloud back in 2011, during its WWDC keynote, alongside its iCloud announcement. Initially, the service only supported music. But it wasn’t long before it added support for movies and TV shows. Now, virtually all of your previously purchased iTunes content can be accessed from any device.

That’s if it’s available where you live though. Currently, the United States, Canada, UK and Australia are the only countries to support both movies and TV shows for iTunes in the Cloud. But Apple is trying to change that. Over 80 countries are listed as supporting purchased-movies-over-Cloud, and that list continues to grow.

If you live in one of the above-mentioned countries, or any other for that matter, and you’re seeing new iTunes in the Cloud features, be sure to let us know down in the comments.

  • Ramon101



    And again.. Not in Belgium. Same as no LTE yet in Belgium! :/

    • The Netherlands (Holland) doesn’t have LTE either…

      • Will have LTE soon! πŸ˜€

      • I mean cmon WTF is wrong with the largest part of europe always being behind with technology. I need to move

  • Thomas

    Holland? Holland is a province in The Netherlands. Next time, please call it The Netherlands…

    • Damian W

      Get over the Holland name, the entire world calls you holland even though it is not your official name. Even tv programs use this name sometimes.

      • Niels

        Than tv programs have it wrong

      • Really Niels, does Holland bother you? Of course it’s the Netherlands but no one actually cares. Here in the Netherlands we call it Holland. When you’re supporting Oranje, you’re not only supporting Noord en Zuid-Holland, yet you’re probably shouting Holland aren’t you?

        We all do it, no one cares

      • Falk M.


    • Marcus Durkan

      Thats where peter pan lives you idiot!

      • Damian W


    • Ok sorry about that. I changed it to the Netherlands. I know it’s no excuse but where I’m from in France, we call it Holland too πŸ™‚

      • Falk M.

        Which would translate to holland in English and German as well.
        It’s called “holland” (or it’s translations) around the world, whilst the actually correct term is Netherlands, Niederlande and Pays-Bas respectively.

        Class dismissed.

  • ABC

    The Netherlands if you please

  • stlskk

    Greece too!!!

  • Jordie

    Well there’s no LTE in The Netherlands (Holland πŸ™‚ ) aswell.. It will come in summer 2013..

  • -_- Atleast be happy they don’t mistake us for Germany.