iTunes Match Expands to Japan

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    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.

    Thanks @shigeyas!

    Article Link: iTunes Match Expands to Japan
     
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    How about fixing it first?
     
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    Wonder if iTunes Radio will expand to other countries
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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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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    どうもありがとうございました!
     
  6. macrumors regular

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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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    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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    To my understanding only in your home store ... In this case you would need an account for the Japan store.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    better then nothing
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    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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    At $25 I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but at almost twice the price...
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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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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    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 :D
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    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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    You forgot to add:

    ミスターロボット :D
     
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    ² 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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