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iTunes Match Launching in New Countries Including Austria, Greece, and Italy

MacRumors has begun receiving reports that iTunes Match has started going live in several new countries today. So far we have heard from users in Austria, Greece, and Italy, with some users reporting that they have been required to agree to updated iTunes Store terms and conditions addressing the service while others have even been able to sign up for the service.


iTunes Match signup page in Italian iTunes Store

It remains unclear just how broad this latest round of debuts is, as Apple has yet to update its support document outlining availability of iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match, but signs of activity in various international iTunes Stores suggest that iTunes Match may also be going live in Bulgaria, Portugal, and Slovenia.

As part of the new rollout of Apple's paid iTunes Match service, users in these countries should also be receiving access to the free iTunes in the Cloud services for music and music video, which allow users to re-download purchased content any number of times to devices associated with their iTunes Store accounts.

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29 months ago
Match is lame.
Rating: 11 Votes
29 months ago

Match is lame.


How so?

I've been immensely happy with my Match account. Gives me access to my 11,000 tracks on multiple computers and devices.
Rating: 8 Votes
29 months ago
my match is bogus too...

constantly logging me out or just not connecting (having to authorize same computer over and over again) and replacing my music w/ safe lyric content...
Rating: 4 Votes
29 months ago
I don't know about anyone else but match is horrible for me, constantly failing to play music despite me having a HSPA+ 9mb down. Also playlists just do not show up.
Rating: 4 Votes
29 months ago
Other than the fact that half my songs on my iPhone, iPad and ATV don't have album art, iTunes match is pretty cool. I especially like the playlist syncing.
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago

How so?

I've been immensely happy with my Match account. Gives me access to my 11,000 tracks on multiple computers and devices.


I've had issues though. Some of my tracks don't play on my iPhone 4S or iPad 2, and simply skip to another track. My playlists are whack as well, mostly Smart Playlists. I reset it by turning if off on my Mac Pro, then deleted all my tracks from my iDevices and turned it off of them. I turned it back on, and still experiencing the same issues.

Also, it FUBared some songs, completely mismatching them. Needed to use Song Sergeant to fix em.

What did you do differently that I should be aware of? Thanks!
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago
Count me in as a iTunes Match fan! I love it! Works great for me.
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago
I'm warning you guys now.

DO NOT sign up for match, even after being out for months it's still horribly buggy. Worst case isn't it being unusable, it's messing up your library.

Seriously, take a pass on this thing until they finally work the bugs out. And I'm not convinced they will ever get around to it.
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago
I do truly love iTunes Match, and its by far worth every cent of the $25 several times over.

It is quite inconsistent however, sometimes it will work, sometimes it won't...no particular reason why.
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago

A while back, someone said on this forum that "fanboys will be the one who'll kill Apple".

I agree with your sentiment, Lion is buggy, iTunes match won't sync the playlists I use the most (https://plus.google.com/117903011098040166012/posts/g481Uy2NKF5), and some iOS applications are so limited they're almost useless (file management, mainly), I feel we are losing the Apple we loved—if we haven't lost them already.

The iPhone changed everything for them, IMHO.
Rating: 2 Votes

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