You’ve waited; it was delayed; you waited more. Now, as long as you live in the United States, it’s finally here. iTunes Match has launched with the iTunes 10.5.1 update, allowing you to scan your music library of tracks acquired from sources other than Apple. Matches that are found will be replaced with high quality iTunes copies, while tracks that aren’t matched can be uploaded to the cloud. All of it can then be synced across your iDevices for a low annual fee.
Stay tuned later today for a full review!
So how does that work with music you did not get from iTunes such as CD rips or a copy you got from a friend who got it from who knows where? Just kinda wondering, would be nice not to have to upload a song from a CD rip if iTunes can match it.
Gord McLeod says
If it matches a song Apple has, then you get the 256 aac version synced to your account. It only uploads if it’s not matched. That’s as much detail as I can go into; I’m Canadian, and so can’t use it yet. One of our American writers will be doing a review later today.