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Apple Music Adds Another 52 Countries in Major Services Expansion – Variety

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Apple has expanded the attain of its Apple Music platform to a further 52 nations as a part of the most important geographical growth of its providers in nearly a decade.

Apple can also be making App Retailer, recreation subscription service Apple Arcade, Apple Podcasts and iCloud accessible in 20 extra nations.

The growth is the most important since Apple expanded its former iTunes Retailer to India, Russia and greater than 50 different nations in 2012.

It means the App Retailer is now accessible in 175 nations, whereas Apple Music is in 167. By comparability, music streaming rival Spotify operates in 79 nations.

The geographical growth comes as Apple makes an attempt to construct up the revenues it derives from providers amid fears of falling smartphone gross sales. Providers revenues hit a report $12.72 billion within the first quarter of 2020, up 17% 12 months over 12 months.

A lot of the brand new growth is concentrated on Africa. The App Retailer, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and iCloud are actually accessible in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Rwanda and Zambia.

The Maldives and Myanmar will obtain the providers in Asia, whereas Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia have been added to Apple’s footprint in Europe.

Within the Center East, Afghanistan (excluding Apple Music) and Iraq are actually added, whereas Nauru (excluding Apple Music), Tonga and Vanuatu are added in Oceana.

Apple Music can also be increasing to the next nations in Africa: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Chad, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Tunisia.

Elsewhere, Apple Music is increasing to Bhutan, Croatia, Iceland and North Macedonia, the Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Turks and Caicos, Uruguay, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen and the Solomon Islands.

“We’re delighted to convey a lot of Apple’s most beloved providers to customers in additional nations than ever earlier than,” mentioned Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vp of Apple Music and worldwide content material.

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