iTunes Match Now Live In The USWritten by John Thompson on November 14, 2011 · Filed under Tech
Apple’s quasi-streaming service, iTunes Match, has finally gone live in the US today! The service, which will upgrade all of your iTunes library to 256kb/s regardless of whether you originally bought the tracks from iTunes, was initially announced at WWDC in June but has seen delays since.
If you’re in the US, you’ll have to upgrade your iTunes to 10.5.1 before you can begin to use the new service. Once you’ve signed up to iTunes Match for $24.99 a year, your library will then sync with Apple’s servers, and anything that isn’t on the iTunes store will be uploaded manually. After this, you will be able to listen to your entire library from your PC or an iOS device without actually syncing your music across.