One of the new features in spotlight was supposed to be information from wikipedia, web when anything was searched. However, I don't seem to be getting this information when I search in spotlight. Is this feature only available in certain countries? (Im in India, and all the reviews I've read about Yosemite are US or Europe based websites).

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    There are reports from random sources that this service is not available outside of the US; however, there's no official word from Apple confirming this. I have the same problem and am curious to see if anyone has a solution here. – TheLearner Oct 20 '14 at 7:00
  • I have the same problem. I'm in Slovenia, setting the Preferred language to English and Region to United States does not help. – shrx Oct 20 '14 at 20:13

This could be related: https://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability/#spotlight-suggestions-spotlight-suggestions

It's a list of countries that have Spotlight Suggestions enabled in iOS 8. If this is true, this is a pretty bad move from Apple.

Source: macrumors discussion

UPDATE: Apple confirms that

Spotlight Suggestions may not be available in all regions.

on the Spotlight support page.


Appart from @shrx correct answer there is a second issue with Yosemite's new Spotlight feature:

On my system I was able to enable Wikipedia and Web content by aligning my system's region and language settings.

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/2joxlh/os_x_yosemite_1010_bug_thread/cldpzkh

  • Can confirm this worked for me! – Evert Dec 29 '14 at 0:17

This feature is not available in India.

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