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