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iTunes Match Goes Live Internationally (For Real This Time)

Following last night's premature access to iTunes Match some users in international markets were able to achieve through their iTunes Store account pages, the service now appears to officially be going live in several countries.


iTunes Match link on front page of UK iTunes Store

MacRumors readers in a number of countries have been reporting over the past few hours that they are being presented with updated terms and conditions for the iTunes Store mentioning iTunes Match. And now prominent links to iTunes Match have appeared on the front page of the iTunes Store in at least Canada, Ireland, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Users in those countries are reporting successful sign-ups for the service, and we're waiting to hear confirmation on whether it is indeed fully functional at this time.

Update: We're also receiving reports of iTunes Match links going live on iTunes Stores in Australia, France, New Zealand, and Spain.

Update 2: Users are reporting that the iTunes Match does appear to be working in the new countries, with subscribers' libraries being matched.


Canadian user's library being matched

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40 months ago

Another F - up by Mr Cook! Am very disappointed.

Iphone 4s was disappointing as was the Ipad2 just a thinner iPad. The iTV is delayed and competitors are releasing internet TVs. iPad 3 just looks like it has a better display. Where is the 220gb iPod classic and 128gb iPad? Where is the 15 inch macbook air with 500gb flash drive.

C'mon apple, pull your socks up and 'get with it' before your competitors do.


Mate- you seriously need to chill.
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago

Have waited months for this ;delayed' service to arrive in the UK, and now when I try and use it, I receive this message:

To participate in iTunes Match, your library must contain no more than 25,000 songs that were not purchased from the iTunes Store.

Another F - up by Mr Cook! Am very disappointed.

Iphone 4s was disappointing as was the Ipad2 just a thinner iPad. The iTV is delayed and competitors are releasing internet TVs. iPad 3 just looks like it has a better display. Where is the 220gb iPod classic and 128gb iPad? Where is the 15 inch macbook air with 500gb flash drive.

C'mon apple, pull your socks up and 'get with it' before your competitors do.


Seriously!? The 25k song limit was well advertised, this shouldn't come as a surprise to you :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago

None of us have heard anything on iTunes Match since it was announced by Steve. Months of delay without any further announcements.

I think you're right, it will increase over time. But being such a huge music fan, I hate waiting. I really need to back my music up now, not in 2012. Part of my trade is as a musician and a lot of the songs are my own work, would be great to have them in the cloud system. I'm only 4000 songs over the limit too.


If you value your music that much I really suggest you invest in a backup solution of your own. The cloud is for convenience, it's not a serious backup solution.
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago
Live in Germany!

Rating: 4 Votes
40 months ago

None of us have heard anything on iTunes Match since it was announced by Steve. Months of delay without any further announcements.

I think you're right, it will increase over time. But being such a huge music fan, I hate waiting. I really need to back my music up now, not in 2012. Part of my trade is as a musician and a lot of the songs are my own work, would be great to have them in the cloud system. I'm only 4000 songs over the limit too.


You don't have to wait for iTunes Match to be able to back up your unusually large library.
Rating: 3 Votes
40 months ago
Haha just my luck... Contacted apple about the issue, they have already offered me a refund and cancelled my subscription. Hearing this news I have re-subscribed, but it seems I'm still getting the 'sign out' error! Anyone want to console me with something morale boosting?
Rating: 3 Votes
40 months ago
How can you be disappointed with something that does what it says on the tin.... the same tin it was announced in well before even the US launch!?

You told someone else they need to catch up... appears its your disappointment that needs to catch up!

I didn't say I was 'surprised'; I'm never surprised. I said I was disappointed. Am a big Apple and Music fan, but I feel very let down today.

Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

Im so disappointed in Itunes Match. I wish I could get a refund but they said no, so I have to wait a year. I mean it's not a streaming service. All it does is allow you to download songs to your devices from anywhere and have the time it freezes up or doesn't download them all. This happens on 3 devices.


If I signed up for something that isn't a streaming service, and has never claimed to be a streaming service then I don't think I'd be surprised to find that it isn't a streaming service.

Maybe it's just me.
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago
We Dutchies are probably left behind because we have a judge that allows the Samsung Galaxy Tab to be sold here...:D
Rating: 3 Votes
40 months ago

What happens if you have 45,000 songs in your iTunes library and it's mostly underground music and it's 350GB? Would you turn on iTunes match in this case?


iTunes Match isn't for you.

If most of your music is available on iTunes but you got it first on CD and ripped it or attained your music via other ways, then iTunes Match was designed for you. If most of your music is stuff that you can't find anywhere else, I think you're better off carrying around an iPod Classic.
Rating: 3 Votes

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