iTunes Match Goes Live in Hungary and Poland

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has turned on its iTunes Match service in Hungary and Poland today. Notably, the additions appear to make the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden the only ones of the over 60 countries in which Apple offers music through the iTunes Store to not have access to iTunes Match.


iTunes Match is Apple's subscription service that allows users to access their entire music libraries from a variety of Internet-connected devices via the cloud. Users' music libraries are matched to the iTunes Music Store catalog to quickly make many tracks available for download, with unmatched tracks being uploaded to Apple's servers. iTunes Match is priced at €24.99 annually in Hungary and Poland, the same as in other Euro countries.

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Posted: 30 months ago

Hopefully they can figure out deals to bring this to Sweden soon. I can't wait!


Yes, I would sign up instantly.
Strange that the nordic countries always is low priority.
Sure, we're not that many people but we have more or less the worlds best internet connections, both wired and 3G/4G and many early adopters.
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Posted: 30 months ago
Wrong. Sweden doesn't have iTunes Match either, as well as Norway.
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Posted: 30 months ago
it's a problem with new services every time in the nordic countries. The last time it was spotify.

I have written to the MINISTRY OF CULTURE for an answer to why we have this problem every time.

The danish owners of the music rights is very old school, that can be the problem.

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Posted: 30 months ago
I hate the fact the we don't have it in Denmark yet.
Don't know if its apple there are slow or the some people there have control over the rights there are standing in the way...
The only thing in iTunes we can re-download in Denmark are app's and books, witch sucks.
so hope that apple get iTunes Match out to Denmark the same time the world get Mountain Lion or sooner.
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Posted: 30 months ago
Bah. Great for hungary and poland, but wtf Apple?!? Bring it to Scandinavia
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Posted: 30 months ago

I don't think Scandinavia is a low priority, as generally they have small but strong economies. I am guessing the real issue relates more so to ownership rights and questions of if this apple model would devalue the current model.


You're probably right. It's just frustrating :/
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Posted: 30 months ago
This is interesting! I have been listening to music extensively for more than 30 years, and have developed quite a critical opinion on the record industry here, blaming them for being too passive about the modern, technological development. I honestly thought that copyright organizations and the record industry together were stalling the launch of iTunes Match. HOWEVER; curiously enough, it turns out that apparently Apple is stalling this one. For reasons unknown... In a recent correspondence I had with the danish record industry organization, they told me that they would love to see a launch of iTunes Match. I wonder what is keeping Apple from it...
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Posted: 30 months ago

Yes, I would sign up instantly.
Strange that the nordic countries always is low priority.
Sure, we're not that many people but we have more or less the worlds best internet connections, both wired and 3G/4G and many early adopters.


I don't think Scandinavia is a low priority, as generally they have small but strong economies. I am guessing the real issue relates more so to ownership rights and questions of if this apple model would devalue the current model.
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