iTunes Match Thread

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    iTunes Match Launched November 14, 2011
    as part of Apple's iCloud service!





    NOTE: iTunes Match is currently only available in the United States.

    Apple just rolled out iTunes 10.5.1 which includes iTunes Match, Apple's cloud music locker that was supposed to come out weeks ago. iTunes Match will cost $24.99 per year, and will allow you to access your entire music library from Apple's iCloud servers.

    iTunes Match matches your songs to iTunes' 20 million song library. For songs iTunes doesn't have, you can upload them to iCloud servers for playback from other devices.

    While iCloud doesn't technically "stream" music to you, it lets you download your music to any device on demand. You can "unpin" music you've downloaded at any time if you want to free up space. It all works within the iTunes client for Mac, and within the iTunes Store app for iPhone.

    Here's the press release from Apple:

    Source: iTunes Match

    More here about iTunes Match and how to set things up:


    • iTunes Match requires iTunes 10.5.1 or above. Click here to download the latest version of iTunes from Apple or open iTunes and click on "Check for Updates"

    FIRST HAND:
    Read a personal experience with installing iTunes 10.5.1 and enabling iTunes Match including a few troubleshooting tips:

    iTunes Match Up and Running - But not without some issues
     
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    What's new in iTunes 10.5.1

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    What's new in iTunes 10.5.1


    Introducing iTunes Match. Store your entire music library in iCloud, including music you've imported from CDs, and enjoy your collection anywhere, anytime, on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, computer, or Apple TV.

    iTunes 10.5 also included:

    iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.

    Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.

    Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.

    Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.

    Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they're both on the same Wi-Fi network.

    For information on the security content of this update, please visit: support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

    iTunes 10.5.1 requirements

    Hardware:
    • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or G4 processor and 512MB of RAM
    • To play Standard Definition video from the iTunes Store, a 1.0GHz PowerPC G4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM is required.
    • To play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras, a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor and 1GB of RAM is required.
    • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater; 1280x800 or greater is required to play an iTunes LP or iTunes Extras
    • Broadband Internet connection to use the iTunes Store
    • Apple combo drive or SuperDrive to create audio, MP3, or back-up CDs; some non-Apple CD-RW recorders may also work
    • Apple SuperDrive to back up your library to DVDs; some non-Apple DVD-RW drives may also work

    Software:
    • Mac OS X version 10.5 or later
    • Safari 4.0.3 or later
    • 200MB of available disk space

    For more information

    Using iTunes: Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help. Type a question in the search field, or click "What is iTunes?" or a help topic.

    Latest product news: See the iTunes website at www.itunes.com. For the latest information about iPod, see www.apple.com/ipod. For the latest information about iPhone, see www.apple.com/iphone. For the latest information about iPad, see www.apple.com/ipad. For the latest information about Apple TV, see www.apple.com/appletv.

    iTunes Store billing questions: See www.apple.com/support/itunes/store.

    Using your iPod with iTunes: Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help or iPod User Guide, or see the documentation that came with your iPod.

    Using your iPhone with iTunes: Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help or iPhone User Guide, or see the documentation that came with your iPhone.

    Using your iPad with iTunes: Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help or iPad User Guide, or see the documentation that came with your iPad.

    Using your Apple TV with iTunes: Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help or Apple TV Setup Guide, see the documentation that came with your Apple TV, or see www.apple.com/support/appletv.

    Additional help with iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV: Open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help or Apple Service and Support.
     
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    Download and Install Screen Shots

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    iTunes Match Screen Shots

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    Richsadams. I've got the update downloading in UK right now ! Does that mean its everywhere?

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    Hi Rich,

    I see that they say that it is only available for the United states. What happens if you have a US apple account?

    Regards,
    ~Chays~
     
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    Have you checked Chays! It's in UK and I didn't even know it was outside USA so it's worth a look surely?

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    I will have a look tomorrow morning, now bed time *yawn
    But not to keen to spend $25 for nothing :))

    Regards,
    ~Chays~
     
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    Oh, Chays! It's 20.47 here, are you an hour ahead or behind us, or two? I can never remember!

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