Users have to download iTunes 10.5.1 from Apple
Apple has launched its iTunes Match service, two weeks behind schedule.
Available at $25 per year subscription, it determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store.
Any music with a match is automatically added to iCloud for user to listen by downloading or streaming to other Apple devices without needing to physically connect them to the computer. Also, music that doesn’t match is reportedly automatically uploaded.
Users have to download iTunes 10.5.1 from Apple to sign up for iTunes Match now.
According to Apple, matching a user’s iTunes library in the cloud takes just minutes. On the other hand, Google’s Music Beta and Amazon’s Cloud Player services require users to upload song files to "cloud lockers" themselves and offer no matching options.
However, the service is currently only available in the US and allows the user to download up to 25,000 songs.