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Thursday, July 19, 2012, 12:08 pm PT (03:08 pm ET)

iTunes in the Cloud expands in Canada, U.K., Hong Kong, many more

iTunes users in a number of new countries around the world, including the U.K., Canada, Australia, Mexico and Hong Kong, now have access to select movies they've purchased through iCloud.

Thursday marked the roll-out of iCloud-based features for a number of new countries around the world. Users in Europe, Asia and North America all began noticing that they have access to movies through iTunes in the Cloud.

Apple also expanded its iTunes Match service on thursday to at least Poland and Hungary. No official announcement was made by the company, and as of Thursday afternoon the official list of countries with iTunes in the Cloud capabilities has not yet been updated.

An extensive list of countries where iTunes in the Cloud movies are now available was collected on Thursday by MacRumors. Additional countries include Ireland, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Honduras, Hungary, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka Taiwan, Thailand, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

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International roll-out of iTunes in the Cloud functionality has continued steadily since the service debuted in the U.S. late last year. Because of licensing agreements necessary to sell content like movies and music, certain material has become available at different times.