The music Cloud is now one of the beloved services, the users on the Internet in no case longer want to miss. Simfy and Spotify have demonstrated it:Users want their favorite music with you. Also, Google has created Google Music service with his kind of music cloud, in which users upload their entire music collection on the road and listen via smartphone app can.
With ITunes Apple now match increases in the ring and it promises that users can fill your entire music collection directly without large uploads and automatically with the iTunes cloud. This music is stored in even higher quality than the original music file.
ITunes Match enables conversion into pieces purchased
The principle is simple: For $ 24.99 a year you can easily transfer your songs in iTunes via the icloud. However, it will not upload the original files, but the music library in iTunes automatically with iTunes in DRM-free songs purchased at a bit rate of 256 kbits per second replaced. That means: If music from sources other than from a music download shop, that is, for example, CD ripping, or not so legitimate sources, possess, they will be converted automatically into all purchased songs. The source files must but at least have a bit rate of 128 kbits per second. ITunes match we also allowed to download the converted files.
If the service to Germany?
The service sounds attractive. Unfortunately this feature is not yet available in Germany. Currently, Apple still leads to discussions with the music industry and of course the local collecting society GEMA. It may therefore be some time until the service is available here. The same phenomenon is observed even at the Norwegian music service Spotify and YouTube.