After more than a decade since the launch of the first iPod and the iTunes Store, Apple is finally letting Asian countries access to the Music and Movies section of the iTunes Store–including the Philippines.
That’s right, we can finally buy individual music or full albums as well as buy and rent movies through the iTunes Store. Singles can be bought for $.99 while whole albums can range from $6.99 to $9.99. Movies, on the other hand, can be rented for $3.99 or bought for $12.99 to $14.99 for the SD version. If HD versions of the movies are available, they can be rented for $1 more than the SD version or bought for $19.99.
The Cupertino-based company silently made the Music and Movies sections available today. Along with the Philippines; Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam are also getting access to these sections.
Thinking about it some more, with the availability of the these sections locally, getting an Apple TV for the Filipino household is finally a viable option–as long as they have a fast and reliable connection. They get access to the latest music and movies without having to got out to the store to buy DVDs or Blu-ray discs.
Source: AppsManila, iTunes