Apple adds new countries to iCloud movie support

Users in Japan, Italy, Austria, and more can now automatically sync movies they purchased from iTunes to their iPhones, iPads, and other eligible devices.

Movies in Apple's iTunes store. Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET

Millions more people can now watch their favorite synced movies via iTunes in the Cloud.

Apple added movie support to its iTunes in the Cloud in eight new countries -- Austria, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Switzerland -- now have Apple's cloud-based movie support, according to TUAW and others.

This means users in these countries can purchase movies from iTunes that are then automatically synced to the cloud and made available for viewing on any eligible device -- computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Apple TV.

The last time Apple added new countries to its iCloud movie roster was about a year ago. The service launched in 2011 and users in the U.S. have long been able to synchronize their movies. But the rollout has been slower for those abroad.

Apple lists which countries have cloud availability on its Web site.

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