Apple’s music streaming service, iTunes Match, is now in its beta testing stages. Testing reveled that not only will the service allow you to stream music; it will also allow you to download music from iCloud, Apple’s cloud storage.
This is how the music streaming service essentially works. If you’re planning to avail of the service, get ready to pay a yearly subscription of $25 (approximately £15). ITunes Match will then allow you to upload as much as 25,000 on Apple’s iCloud. This means that you no longer have to eat up storage space on devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
The music you can upload is not restricted to music purchased form iTunes. The service will allow you to upload music purchased from other services, songs ripped from CDs, and pirated tracks downloaded from other sources such as torrent files.
Uploaded music will appear across your iDevices via the Music app. If you want to stream music, all you have to do is tap on the track. There is also an option to download the track on your device for future offline listening.
Since the service is simple to use and reasonably priced, we can’t wait to subscribe. However, Apple has not announced when it will be coming to the UK. According to reports, it will be coming to the UK sometime in 2012.
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