iTunes Match beta once again open to US developers

iTunes Match beta once again open to US developers

Apple has once again opened the beta doors to its music locker service, iTunes Match, for US developers. To get in, you'll need the latest iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and a US iTunes account associated to a US credit card (sorry international devs, no gift cert'ing your way into this one.)

Devs who do make it in (and it looks like some are having trouble at the moment) will have to pony up the $24.99 annual subscription fee for iTunes Match, and are warned up front their libraries will be deleted at the end of the beta period. So remember, it's not really early access, it's beta.

iTunes Match, part of iCloud, is expected to launch for everyone this October alongside iOS 5.

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There are 14 comments. Add yours.

Dean says:

does it work yet????????

dloveprod says:

I'm scared to turn it on on my devices, does it delete everything i have synced or just give me access to everything I don't have synced?

dloveprod says:

Yup it deletes all your music files, is gonna suck on an iPad when your not on wifi.

Bluecanary says:

Stop saying iOS 5 comes out in October, it comes out in September.

Bart says:

who should stop talking now ?

Clayton Manzer says:

No, it deletes everything on your device, then it might load the songs. Typically it takes a good 10 seconds for a song to start playing when i press play. Garbage. What a waste of money.

Jonarius21 says:

I had to reboot my iPhone 4 so that it would work.

George says:

Just come live in a real country

Tom says:

Comments like that are why a lot of countries think we're cock-suckers.

Adam says:

You're absolutely right sir. Goddamn hillbillies!

Tytanious says:

It deletes all the music you have on your device. I backed up my iTunes folder, just in case, but I didn't have that much music on my iPhone. Now, I have over 500GB. iTunes Match is awesome. The longest it has taken me to play a song, is 3 sec max, maybe I just have good signal. This will make my iPhone have 15GB extra space. Sweet.

Developer says:

Um, it's a BETA TEST people. You should NEVER install beta software on a production device.

rj5570 says:

well, i keep getting an error -42092. I can not find anything about this error and my matching keeps failing, anyone else heard of this and found a work around?

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