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There is good news for iTunes users living in the UK and Canada early Wednesday morning Apple added a massive amount of movies to both iTunes stores. It’s true the iTunes UK and iTunes Canada are now featuring films from the following top movie studios; 20th […]

itunes-logo.JPGThere is good news for iTunes users living in the UK and Canada early Wednesday morning Apple added a massive amount of movies to both iTunes stores.

It’s true the iTunes UK and iTunes Canada are now featuring films from the following top movie studios; 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), Sony Pictures Television International and Lionsgate UK.

The amount of movies that have been added to the both stores is huge, boasting over 700 films for the UK store and over 1200 films for the Canadian store. iTunes users will be able to watch popular titles like “Team America, World Police”, “300”, “Manchurian Candidate”, “Matrix”, “School of Rock”, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, “Reservoir Dogs”, “Hitman,” “I Am Legend,” “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets” and “Into the Wild” are on the list and will be available for purchase and rental.

There’s more, iTunes users will be able to purchase movies the same day they are released on DVD. That’s one thing of the many things I like about iTunes service, having the ability to purchase a digital copy the same day it’s released on DVD. I purchase the movie I want, and watch it on my Apple TV. I rarely go to the movie theater since I prefer to watch the movies at home so for me this is the perfect option.

iTunes is currently the number one music retailer in the U.S. iTunes was announced by Apple, Inc. on January 9, 2001. The iTunes music store debuted on April 28, 2003. On May 9, 2005 video support was added with the release of iTunes 4.8. Initially movies along with TV shows were only available to US customers. Although there was some video content available to those living outside the U.S it was limited to music videos and Pixar’s short films. This is definitely good news for those living in the UK or Canada.

  1. Good news, as you say, for us in the UK. However I think you’ll find that the US iTunes store didn’t open until 2003; and that movies weren’t available on it until some time later (not sure, but 2005 rings a bell).

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  2. John,
    Thanks you’re right although iTunes was introduced in 2001, the store didn’t open until 2003. Video support was added on May 9, 2005. I’ll update the post.

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