Apple's iTunes Match and iTunes in the Cloud Expanded to Several Nordic Countries
Apple recently expanded iTunes Match availability to several Nordic countries according to recent reports from Twitter. iTunes users in Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden now seem to have access to the service, which has a yearly price of 249 kr in Denmark, Sweden and Norway and €24.99 in Finland. In comparison, iTunes Match is $24.99 in the US and £21.99 in the U.K.
Originally introduced in late 2011, iTunes Match 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.
Currently Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have also gained access to purchased music in iTunes in the Cloud, allowing previously acquired music to be downloaded on all devices.
It should be noted that with the introduction of iTunes Match and iTunes in the Cloud for music to additional countries, only a few countries where Apple sells music lack iTunes Match or iTunes in the Cloud functionality as of right now. In Romania, Apple sells music but doesn’t offer iTunes in the Cloud or iTunes Match, while customers in Japan can purchase music and download it via iTunes in the Cloud but can’t access iTunes Match. All other countries where Apple sells music via iTunes now have access to both iTunes in the Cloud for music and iTunes Match. Subscribers in the countries where iTunes Match is available can sign up for the service within iTunes.
Furthermore, Apple seems to have also expanded iTunes in the Cloud support in Bulgaria and Portugal to include movies.
, Jonas Kraft
) via MacRumors