Wednesday, November 01, 2006, 09:35 am
Apple rolls out iTunes Latino on the iTunes StoreApple Computer on Wednesday announced that it is launching iTunes Latino, a dedicated area within the US iTunes Store featuring top Latin music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks and podcasts.
iTunes Latino offers hundreds of thousands of Latin and international music tracks, including exclusive tracks and albums available only on iTunes, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company said in a statement syndicated in both english and spanish.
The unique iTunes Latino area on the iTunes Store is dedicated to Latin and Latin influenced music in many genres including Regional Mexicano, Rock Alternativo, Baladas y Boleros, Pop Latino, Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. It includes Latino includes exclusives, albums, EP's and tracks from leading Latino artists such as David Bisbal, Daddy Yankee, Aterciopelados, Marco Antonio Solis, Paulina Rubio, Mana, Cafe Tacuba and Luny Tunes y Tainy, with exclusive music videos from Juanes, Mach & Daddy and Luis Fonsi.
"We're thrilled to offer customers their favorite Latin music and video programming with iTunes Latino," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes. "Latin music has been a huge hit on iTunes and now we're bringing music fans even more of what they love in a dedicated area on the iTunes Store."
iTunes Latino also features over 50 Latin-focused iTunes Essentials compilations and Celebrity Playlists by artists such as Sergio Mendes, Julieta Venegas and Alejandra Guzman. Hit TV shows from Telemundo such as "Pasion de Gavilanes" and "'El Cuerpo del Deseo" are also available beginning Wednesday, in addition to a number of Spanish audiobooks and podcasts.
Apple's iTunes Store is the world's leading digital music store, with a catalog of over 3.5 million songs, 65,000 podcasts, 20,000 audiobooks, over 5,000 music videos and 250 television shows. With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing and seamless integration with iPod the iTunes Store is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and video online.
Pricing & Availability
iTunes 7 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from iTunes.com. Songs downloaded from iTunes Latino are priced at just $0.99 (US) each and TV shows are priced at $1.99 (US) each. Television shows and feature films are available in the US only, and video availability varies by country. Games are available for download in the 21 countries in which iTunes operates and play on the fifth generation iPod. New release feature films are $14.99 (US) each and other feature-length films are $9.99 (US) each, television shows are $1.99 (US) per episode, music videos and short films are $1.99 (US) each and games are $4.99 (US) each.