Podcast directory not available in iTunes Malaysia

You know what’s disgusting? I knew that I couldn’t purchase music at the iTunes Store (see A plea to Apple), but yesterday I found out I couldn’t even look at the podcast directory. In fact, no Malaysian using the Malaysian store can. Podcasts are free Apple.

iTunes podcast directory not available in Malaysia?
The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the Malaysian Store

And here I was wondering why there aren’t more Malaysian podcasts. Do you listen to a Malaysian podcast? Tell me what it is.

In fact, can anyone tell me if they have access to the AppStore but not the music/podcast store? That means… do Singaporeans get access to podcasts? Music? Thanks.


  1. byte says:

    And before anyone leaves a comment saying its better to switch stores, no it isn’t. The default for someone in Malaysia will be the Malaysian iTunes store. The credit card and address gets verified as the Malaysian iTunes store. Its about the initial experience. And all the new iPhone toting folk will face exactly this problem too. What about lacking over the air downloads for podcasts?

    Read http://www.bytebot.net/blog/archives/2008/12/13/new-ipod-touch-firmware-allows-over-the-air-podcast-downloads-but for reference too.

  2. Zakirah says:

    You can actually create a mock-up US iTunes store account, which means you can create a credit card-less account. See this page on Apple Support:


    • Julia says:

      Thank you so much for the information! Now i got my podcast directory back!!! Wonderful!

  3. EZ says:

    Just log out from your malaysian account, go to US store and download podcasts(free only), you don’t need to have an account for that. But of course not being able to buy songs,movies etc. is sucks…

  4. Azli Paat says:

    Here is 1-step action that you can do to get the Podcast Directory back in your ITunes.

    Go to the bottom of App Store Screen and Choose Country = United States. Walla! Your Podcast Directory is back.

    No need to register a separate account.