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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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?

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.

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.

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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