We have already discussed some of the features of iOS 5 and iCloud, so now we thought we would take a look at Apple’s iTunes Match and see how it compares to Amazon and Google Music? Well after a brief tour of the service during WWDC 2011, it seems that Apple may have one-upped its rivals yet again.
This new service from iTunes has a database of over 18 million songs, which are there so that you can scan your CDs so if there is a match you will be able to download the tracks like you would a normal song from iTunes. The best thing is that the process takes just minutes and not weeks like some of the other services out there.
If any songs do not match, then they will then be uploaded automatically for you. However, all those that do will be upgraded to 256Kbps AAC without all the fuss of DRM. As you would imagine there will be a fee for the service, but we are sure that $24.99 each year is not going to break the bank.
What is so good about this is the fact that it does not matter how many songs you have, you will pay just the one price. Engadget points out that if you were to use Amazon to look up 20,000 songs, it will end up costing you $200. Now can you see how Apple is looking to leave rivals behind? Like we have heard in the past, Apple might not offer certain services first, but they sure do it much better.
Are you prepared to pay $24.99 for a year’s subscription to iTunes Match?