Monday, December 09, 2013, 01:56 pm PT (04:56 pm ET)
Apple said to bring iTunes Match to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland
Apple's popular cloud music locker expanded to four additional countries Monday, as European nations Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden reportedly gained access.
iTunes Match will cost "249 kr" per year in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, according to a report from MacRumors, though since each of the three listed countries uses different currencies, which all bear some variation on the name "krone," the rate could be anywhere from $30 to $45 per year, possibly leading to a healthy premium on the service's yearly $24.99 price in the U.S.
Finland's reported 24.99 ($34) rate, in comparison, would represent a $10 premium.
Apple launched iTunes Match in November 2011, and the service was originally exclusive to the U.S. market. Users can store up to 25,000 tracks in Apple's cloud, and songs already purchased from other services or ripped from compact discs will be matched against Apple's iTunes library and made available for download for the duration of the user's subscription.
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