If you are not familiar with iTunes Match, it is a service from Apple that allows users to access their music library, which includes non-iTunes songs as well, from Apple’s cloud.
A great boon for music lovers, this service is now live internationally. Though Apple has not announced this yet, users from France, Canada, Australia, UK and some other countries are reporting that iTune Match is live in their countries.
iTunes Match had gone live in USA on November 2011. It appears as an option in iTunes and allows users to access their entire music collection from up to 10 PCs and iOS devices. This subscription-based service is provided for $24.99 a year.
The service matches users’ music with the 20 million+ songs in iTunes Store. Now the users only need to upload the songs which are not available in iTunes. However, iTunes claims that songs not available in its store would be forming a small part of the music collection of a user.
All iTunes matches can be played back from Apple’s iCloud at 256-Kbps AAC quality, DRM-free, no matter whether the original copy was of lower quality or same quality.