The internet sounded the bell a little prematurely last night, but it now appears that iTunes Match is indeed rolling out to international customers. While we all thought the service had been rolled out to most of Europe and Australia yesterday, it was later confirmed that the launch was an error, with Apple emailing apologizes to international customers and handing out refunds.
Now it appears that many countries, including Australia, U.K., Canada, Mexico, and others, are now able to access iTunes Match from the iTunes Store.
iTunes Match has already been available across Latin America and Brazil, and the service launched in the U.S. last month.
Apple has now rolled out iTunes Match to most of Europe, with pricing set at €24.99/year. U.K. customers can buy a subscription in the iTunes Store for £21.99.
New sidebar links in the iTunes Store have appeared for many international customers above the top charts section of the store homepage. Customers can signup for iTunes Match there with their Apple IDs and have their library scanned and matched in the cloud.
You can click here to read all of our iTunes Match coverage. New users should be aware that the initial scan, upload, and match process can take several hours, depending on available bandwidth.
International readers, let us know if iTunes Match is available in your country now. If you run into any errors or other issues, please let us know in the comments.Related