iCloud’s music elements go live for developers with streaming and downloads


Apple has launched a developer beta of its new iTunes Match service, which will enable people to upload their music collections to Apple’s servers and access them from any computer or iOS device. As previously reported, iTunes Match will use scan’n’match features to ensure users don’t have to upload songs that are already in its library. What’s relatively new in terms of public knowledge is the fact that this music will then be able to be streamed OR downloaded to other devices, rather than just one of the two. Several Apple-focused blogs have already published video walkthroughs showing how the service will work. Even in its beta stage, it looks very slick: stiff competition indeed for the rival services from Google and Amazon, which have been criticised for a certain degree of clunkiness. Source: Mac Rumors

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