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Apple is in the process of rolling out its iTunes Match service in a number of new countries. 9to5Mac reports that users in Italy, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, and Austria can now sign up for the service, although they have yet to be added to Apple’s official list of countries in which the service is available. Launched in the U.S. in November, iTunes Match is a $25/year service that matches tracks in a user’s iTunes library with tracks stored on the company’s iTunes Store servers, uploading any tracks it can’t match, and offering users full access to all their music — up to 25,000 tracks — from any of their devices.

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Too bad it doesn’t help a service that sucks.  Considering I have 13,000+ songs and it Matched none of them and doesn’t work as advertised.  Apple should fix the App first.

Posted by Wolff on April 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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@Wolff - So, you have over 13,000 songs and it matched absolutely none? Are they all obscure tunes that were never available in iTunes to begin with?

While I have a few issues with the service (it has a tendency to match explicit songs to an available “Clean” iTunes version), I have a library that is 23,000+ and it “Matched” 16,909 and I have over 3,000 “Purchased”. That leaves about 3,000 that were uploaded (and a small handful that were “Error” due to poor bit rate). If they fix the explicit-to-clean issue, I would say that I am 95% happy. I leave 5% for the small amount of songs that “Uploaded” when I know there is an iTunes copy that could have matched.

Posted by Mitch on April 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM (PDT)

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