Apple Rolls Out iTunes Match Internationally

Apple is officially rolling out iTunes Match internationally, after accidentally rolling it out yesterday.

Users in Canada, Ireland, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, France, New Zealand, and Spain are reporting that they now have an option to subscribe for the iTunes Match service.

Users are reporting that iTunes Match is working fine and their libraries are being matched.

Apple had launched iTunes Match service on November 14th in the US.  Apple had unveiled iTunes Match along with iOS 5 and iCloud at the WWDC 2011 Keynote address in June. It allows users to store their entire music collection (up to 25,000 songs), including songs that they’ve ripped from CDs or purchased from anywhere else in iCloud.

Here’s how it works:

iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to your iCloud library for you to listen to anytime, on any device. Since there are more than 18 million songs in the iTunes Store, most of your music is probably already in iCloud. All you have to upload is what iTunes can’t match. Which is much faster than starting from scratch. And all the music iTunes matches plays back at 256-Kbps iTunes Plus quality — even if your original copy was of lower quality.

It looks like iTunes Match will cost £21.99 per year in the UK, €24.99 in other parts of Europe, $27.99 per year in Canada and A$34.99 per year in Australia.

You should see the iTunes Match option in iTunes. Clicking on it should give you an option to subscribe to the service as seen below. Please ensure that you’re the latest version of iTunes (v10.5.2).

As always, let us know how it goes.

 

 

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  • BRBZ

    Can it sync with the 4 computers I have at the same time

  • Reeeally

    Only if apple had Microsofts security and marketing structure , apple would become the ultimate company

    • jus-sayin

      Apple is the ultimate company, they ere the most valuable tech company in the world, and also the most valuable company in the world after they over took Exxon

  • steve jobs jr.

    Are you guys apple ass-licking? Brown noses are too much here. If you like apple that much why you guys are always looking for jailbreak and unlock appke products?

    • Jakob

      If you don’t like to read about apple products why are you wasting your valuable (or perhaps not) time here? Btw this site posts much more than just jailbreak info, just like this article for instance. Maybe that’s why people read this site.
      If you knew a little more, you’d know that it is not apples strategy to become the biggest company in the world, it’s just biproduct of what they are doing.
      Competition is great for us consumers, the more that makes great phones the better.

  • Paulantone

    Ok, quick question here: Will iTunes Match also sync my collection of illegal mp3s?

  • A1d3n

    Serious question: will it match songs I have in my iTunes library that I downloaded from err, alternative ‘legal’ music download sites or JUST songs I ripped from CDs (I’ve not bought a CD in like 6 years) replies please

  • Rob

    So if you choose to replace your local copy of an album you ripped from a CD and it gets replaced with a higher quality file will that be DRM protected from then on?
    If it is that will stop it being able to be played via StreamToMe and other streamers that won’t touch DRM protected files, one to note for the future too when your movies can go into the iCloud.

  • Zed Sefi

    I am going to pay for it anyway. I want to try it out. I have a good selection of Beatles and Led Zepplin albums, and I want to see if iTunes can detect and match them with its library database :)

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    What about counties like India?