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Old May 1, 2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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iTunes Match Expands to Japan




Apple is expanding its iTunes Match service to Japan, according to a MacRumors tipster and the company's iTunes Match availability website. The service, which costs 3,980 per year, allows iTunes users to match their existing iTunes libraries with high quality versions of songs from Apple's iCloud. After matching, content is available in iCloud and can be accessed from any device. iTunes Match is $25 per year in the U.S and, at current exchange rates, the Japanese version costs roughly $39.

Japan was one of the few countries where Apple sold music but did not offer iTunes Match. Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden all gained iTunes Match last December, and Apple launched its iTunes Radio music streaming service in Australia in February.

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Old May 1, 2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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How about fixing it first?
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Old May 1, 2014, 05:08 PM   #3
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Wonder if iTunes Radio will expand to other countries
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Old May 1, 2014, 05:19 PM   #4
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I was also just wondering, what with all the iTunes related expansions today, whether or not the UK will finally get iTunes Radio!
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Old May 1, 2014, 06:10 PM   #5
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どうもありがとうございました!
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Old May 1, 2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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Does this mean if I sign up for Match that my Japanese tracks will also get matched even if they aren't in the US store? Or only if I have a Japanese account?
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Old May 1, 2014, 06:51 PM   #7
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どうもありがとうございました!
ありがとう for 50% more expensive ? Thanks to Sony and other rights owners I assume.

I'm ... reduced excited



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Does this mean if I sign up for Match that my Japanese tracks will also get matched even if they aren't in the US store? Or only if I have a Japanese account?
To my understanding only in your home store ... In this case you would need an account for the Japan store.
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ありがとう for 50% more expensive ? Thanks to Sony and other rights owners ... I assume.

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To my understanding only in your home store ... In this case you would need an account for the Japan store.
better then nothing
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Does this mean if I sign up for Match that my Japanese tracks will also get matched even if they aren't in the US store? Or only if I have a Japanese account?
I have a bit of Jpop in my library, and my US iTunes Match account actually matched up the vast majority of it. I guess a lot of the Japanese labels sell in the US store too?
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Old May 1, 2014, 09:35 PM   #10
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ありがとう for 50% more expensive ? Thanks to Sony and other rights owners I assume.

I'm ... reduced excited
At $25 I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but at almost twice the price...
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Yes, awesome news that it is finally here..but could have done without the price hike.

Like a0me said, at 2500 it is a no-brainer, for 4000.. not quite so good.
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Yes, awesome news that it is finally here..but could have done without the price hike.

Like a0me said, at 2500 it is a no-brainer, for 4000.. not quite so good.
that's 28 to 25 euro which we pay here in Germany... Not too bad.
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If you'll notice, after the "Thanks @shigeyas!", MacRumors forgot to end the Italiac BB code! So all of the comments and the rest of the page are italicised :P
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My gf will like this since I set her up with a US iTunes Radio account. She downloads music based on her daily additions to the iTunes Radio wish list and will be happy to know that she can stream everything from the cloud during her work breaks etc.

EDIT: Hold on a second. This isn't good. She's going to eat up all her BS "unlimited data" data in mere minutes.

Carriers must LOVE these kind of services.

Guess I won't be telling her about iTunes Match then
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that's 28 to 25 euro which we pay here in Germany... Not too bad.
Yes, you are right of course. We are all happy...just a little disappointed is all.

It's kinda like someone has bought you the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray for your birthday, and you excitedly rip open the present to find it is the one with Jar Jar Binks..
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How about fixing it first?
I have my renewal in December but more and more I'm considering just getting spotify. My mobile carrier has a pretty good plan with spotify premium included
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