Apple rolls out Movies in the Cloud to Japan, Italy and more


Apple has rolled out movie support for its iTunes in the Cloud service to a number of new countries this morning. The list features Japan and seven additional European countries including Italy, Lithuania, Austria and Spain.

For those unfamiliar with the service, it allows you to stream and re-download previously purchased iTunes content on all of your registered iOS devices. It’s available for all content, but today’s rollout is restricted to movies…

Here’s the full list of new countries (via MacRumors):

  • Austria
  • Estonia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland

Movies for iTunes in the Cloud works just like apps and music do. Essentially, any movies (with a few exceptions) you’ve previously purchased through iTunes should be re-downloadable on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.

So if you live in one of the aforementioned countries, and have purchased movies in iTunes before, try re-downloading them by visiting the Purchased tab. And be sure to let us know if it’s working for you down in the comments.