Japan iTunes Match
Apple is expanding its iTunes Match service to Japan, according to a MacRumors tipster and the company's iTunes Match availability website. The service, which costs ¥3,980 per year, allows iTunes users to match their existing iTunes libraries with high quality versions of songs from Apple's iCloud. After matching, content is available in iCloud and can be accessed from any device. iTunes Match is $25 per year in the U.S and, at current exchange rates, the Japanese version costs roughly $39.

Japan was one of the few countries where Apple sold music but did not offer iTunes Match. Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden all gained iTunes Match last December, and Apple launched its iTunes Radio music streaming service in Australia in February.

Thanks @shigeyas!

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DarkCole Avatar
112 months ago
How about fixing it first?
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windowpain Avatar
112 months ago
that's 28 to 25 euro which we pay here in Germany... Not too bad.

Yes, you are right of course. We are all happy...just a little disappointed is all.

It's kinda like someone has bought you the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray for your birthday, and you excitedly rip open the present to find it is the one with Jar Jar Binks..
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
larrylaffer Avatar
112 months ago
どうもありがとうございました!
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magicMac Avatar
112 months ago
I was also just wondering, what with all the iTunes related expansions today, whether or not the UK will finally get iTunes Radio!
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patent10021 Avatar
112 months ago
My gf will like this since I set her up with a US iTunes Radio account. She downloads music based on her daily additions to the iTunes Radio wish list and will be happy to know that she can stream everything from the cloud during her work breaks etc.

EDIT: Hold on a second. This isn't good. She's going to eat up all her BS "unlimited data" data in mere minutes.

Carriers must LOVE these kind of services.

Guess I won't be telling her about iTunes Match then :D
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ChristianVirtual Avatar
112 months ago
どうもありがとうございました!
ありがとう for 50% more expensive ? Thanks to Sony and other rights owners I assume.

I'm ... reduced excited



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Does this mean if I sign up for Match that my Japanese tracks will also get matched even if they aren't in the US store? Or only if I have a Japanese account?
To my understanding only in your home store ... In this case you would need an account for the Japan store.
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