Apple is slowly rolling out international support for iTunes Match today, with the service appearing in the U.K., Australia, and parts of Europe. The music matching service has been exclusive to the U.S. since its launch earlier this fall, but it made its way to Brazil earlier this week. If you can’t see it where you are, here’s a handy tip to get it working.
The service has already appeared in the U.K., Australia, and France, according to reports this morning. However, it may also be available in other parts of Europe, too. If you don’t already see it in the iTunes Store, here’s how to get it working:
- First, go to the iTunes Store on your desktop
- Scroll to the bottom of the store and click on your flag, then click on United States to visit the U.S. store
- Click iTunes Match on the right-hand side and attempt to sign up with your Apple ID
- You will be presented with an error and taken back to your own store, but you should now have an iTunes Match tab under the “Store” heading on the left-hand side of your iTunes app:
- Click on iTunes Match and you should be able to sign up as normal
If you don’t see iTunes Match using the steps above, or you can’t sign up yet, it would appear iTunes Match hasn’t quite reached your territory just yet. However, it should work for those in the countries listed above. It certainly works in the U.K. because I followed these steps to sign up this morning.
For my fellow Brits, iTunes Match costs £21.99 per year. In Australia it’s $39.99 a year, and in Europe €24.99 a year.
Can you sign up to iTunes Match where you live?
UPDATE: Some users are reporting that this is an error, and that the service is still only available in Brazil and the U.S. This who have signed up to the service and paid the yearly fee — like me — will be getting a refund, according to one MacRumors reader, who has already received an apologetic email from Apple.
[via The Next Web]