April 30, 2012
Apple today is apparently launching iTunes Match in several new countries. The company’s song matching service is now available to users in Austria, Greece, and Italy, according to MacRumors. First launched in November initially to U.S. customers only, iTunes Match pairs all your iTunes songs with iCloud, whether those songs were digital downloads or ripped from CDs. Once in iCloud, music can be streamed to any iDevice and stored at 256-Kpps AAC DRM-quality, even if the original song was of lower quality. Although Apple hasn't yet announced the release of iTunes Match in the previously mentioned countries, there are also signs of "activity in various international iTunes Stores." This suggests the launch also could include customers in Bulgaria, Portugal, and Slovenia. For more information, we suggest checking Apple's iTunes Match support document. When we hear more about this latest launch, we'll let you know.