Published on November 15th, 2011 | by Mithil Bhatia0
iTunes Match now available via iTunes 10.5.1
Apple just pushed its iTunes Match service live with the new version of iTunes (iTunes 10.5.1 Beta), the service which attempted three Beta for developers testing for past couple weeks. The service was assured to roll out in US by the end of October, but the service came two weeks after its scheduled launch. With iTunes Match, even the songs you have imported from CDs, DVDs or through any source can be stored in Apple’s iCloud. Those songs can be played anytime on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC without syncing. iTunes Match will be available for just $24.99 a year with upto 25k songs. These downloads will be internally converted to 256 Kbps AAC files, even if the original files have a lower quality.
The public version of iTunes 10.5.1 Beta is now available and can be updated via Apple Software Update or downloaded directly via Apple Website. As of now, Apple’s servers are running hot and Apple isn’t accepting any new iTunes Match subscriptions, so try subscribing after some hours.