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Topic: iTunes Match

Problems persist with Apple's international launch of iTunes Match

12/16/2011, 02:12 pm

Just as happened with the U.S. launch of iTunes Match, Apple has temporarily halted new signups for its cloud-based music service due to strong demand after its international debut.


International iTunes Match rollout begins after premature launch

12/15/2011, 05:12 pm

Apple has officially launched its cloud-based iTunes Match service in numerous countries, with the news coming on the heels of reports saying the company promised to refund customers who subscribed to a premature launch on Wednesday.


Apple launching iTunes Match internationally in UK, Europe, Australia

12/14/2011, 07:12 pm

On the heels of the arrival of iTunes Match in Brazil, Apple on Wednesday began rolling out its new music service to a number of other countries, including France, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, though some users report having trouble activating it.


iTunes Match viewed as break-even but important business for Apple

12/08/2011, 10:12 am

Though Apple's recently launched iTunes Match service isn't expected to be hugely profitable for the company, it is viewed as an important service that will further tie customers into the iTunes ecosystem and Apple's hardware.


Google to counter Apple's iTunes with its own online music store

11/16/2011, 08:11 am

Google on Wednesday is expected to announce a new online music store that will let users buy and store songs online and listen to them on multiple devices, in direct competition with Apple's iTunes.


Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1 with public launch of iTunes Match

11/14/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple on Monday publicly released iTunes 10.5.1, marking the first time that users can access the new $24.99-per-year iTunes Match service.


Apple issues third beta of iTunes 10.5.1 for iTunes Match testing

11/13/2011, 12:11 pm

After erasing developers' iTunes Match accounts, Apple has supplied its developers with a new beta of iTunes 10.5.1 to test the new $24.99-per-year service.


Apple to again erase iTunes Match beta libraries Saturday

11/11/2011, 03:11 pm

Apple has notified developers testing the pre-release beta of its iTunes Match service that their matched libraries will once again be erased on Saturday, Nov. 12.


Apple testing iTunes Match on Apple TV with iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2

11/02/2011, 09:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 to developers, adding support for iTunes Match on the Apple TV set-top box.


Apple misses October deadline for launch of new iTunes Match service

11/01/2011, 01:11 pm

Advertised to launch in the U.S. by the end of October, Apple's iTunes Match service has now missed the company's self-imposed deadline.


Legal issues prompt Apple to remove Amazon Cloud music player from App Store

11/01/2011, 08:11 am

A third-party iOS application that streamed music from Amazon's Cloud Drive service has been removed from the App Store due to legal complications with the music industry.


iTunes Match beta reset on Thursday points to imminent launch

10/26/2011, 10:10 pm

Apple notified developers on Wednesday evening that it will reset iTunes Match beta accounts on Oct. 27th in order to improve the "overall quality and reliability" of the service ahead of its upcoming public launch.


Apple issues iTunes 10.5.1 beta 1 to developers to test iTunes Match

10/11/2011, 02:10 pm

Following the public release of iTunes 10.5 with support for iOS 5 devices, Apple also privately released iTunes 10.5.1 to its developer community, allowing them to test the forthcoming iTunes Match service.


Apple releases iTunes 10.5 with support for iOS 5 wireless syncing

10/11/2011, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iTunes 10.5 for both Mac and PC, bringing with it support for wirelessly syncing with devices running the soon-to-be-released iOS 5.


Apple working to secure worldwide cloud-music rights ahead of Oct. 4

09/30/2011, 07:09 pm

Apple is far along in negotiations to obtain international cloud-music licenses from record companies and publishers, a new report claims, and may secure a deal in time to announce it at the company's iPhone event on Oct. 4.


Known issues remain with Apple's ninth beta of iTunes 10.5

09/30/2011, 12:09 pm

Apple on Friday supplied developers with the ninth beta of iTunes 10.5, with a number of known issues remaining before the final version of the software debuts with iCloud.


Apple reopens iTunes Match beta to additional developers

09/10/2011, 09:09 pm

Apple has quietly opened up the beta for its iTunes Match service to a second batch of developers as the company readies it for launch this fall.


iTunes Match music streaming removed from Apple's iOS 5 beta 7

09/01/2011, 12:09 pm

With this week's release of iOS 5 beta 7, Apple has completely removed the ability to temporarily cache iTunes Match songs via iCloud, forcing beta testers to instead download songs and save them on their iOS device.


Briefly: AAC supplying iPhone 5 parts; Icon speculation; iTunes Match beta

09/01/2011, 01:09 am

Supplier AAC has confirmed that it is providing parts for the next-generation iPhone, while an icon for the iPhone in a recent beta build of iPhoto has prompted speculation that Apple will change the screen size on the next iPhone. Also, Apple has closed the initial developer beta for the iTunes Match service just days after launching it.


Apple's iTunes Match beta doesn't technically stream music

08/30/2011, 01:08 pm

The new iTunes Match beta still downloads songs and saves them locally on a user's device, rather than providing an absolute true streaming service.