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.

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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.

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Canadian user's library being matched

Top Rated Comments

benadd Avatar
139 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mord Avatar
139 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:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mord Avatar
139 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wilhelmer Avatar
139 months ago
Germany

Live in Germany!

Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KeithJenner Avatar
139 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JackieTreehorn Avatar
139 months ago
We Dutchies are probably left behind because we have a judge that allows the Samsung Galaxy Tab to be sold here...:D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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