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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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35 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: 6 Votes
35 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: 3 Votes
35 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: 3 Votes
35 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
35 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: 2 Votes
35 months ago
I like match, but I'm waiting for new functionality. Maybe I'm dreaming, but there should be some control over what is matched to what. I still am pissed off that I get a very mainstream CD and rip it via iTunes in lossless format and match matches all but one track. Can't you figure out that I have the whole frikken album and what this track is? And then it mixes songs within albums. For example I have the Seether album "Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces." There is a fair amount of explicit language on this album and one track the F word comes through loud and clear, but on FMLYHM, in which the F word starts the chorus, it drops it out. Either give me a whole explicit album or give me a clean version, but don't mix them. And these are from a CD rip not from pirated stuff.

I'm hanging in there hoping that they give me at least a little more control, but I could be delusional about my chances.
Rating: 2 Votes
35 months ago

Hope this thing will come to Denmark soon!!


Yeah, the whole of Scandinavia seems left out still. We are sorry for starting Spotify, but don't hate us like this :-P
Rating: 2 Votes
35 months ago
fix it first!!!
Rating: 2 Votes
35 months ago
I would love match if it weren't for the inconsistent service. I, too have partial albums that show as uploads instead of matched (annoying, but livable).

But the worst part is that, even though my playlists are always completely downloaded I often get songs that fail to play on when I lose my cell signal. I have had it eventually corrupt my whole playlist over the course of two or three days riding to work. I've gone through the exercise of deleting all songs in the playlists off my iphone, and re-downloading each of them manually. Two or three days later, viola, the problem starts again.

Had a ticket open with Apple for three weeks on the issue. Gave them all of the information they wanted. The engineer eventually threw up his hands and offered my money back for my Match subscription. Definitely un-Apple like.
Rating: 2 Votes
35 months ago
Awww..... come on Sweden ;
Rating: 2 Votes

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