Coming in only several weeks later than Apple had originally announced, the company today has launched iTunes Match. The feature can be accessed with the download of iTunes 10.5.1, and comes in at a cost of $25/year to match a users library of content, that they likely didn’t get throughout the iTunes Store, and make said content available on all of their devices without hardwire syncing.
In other words customers who do not acquire content through the iTunes Store can now have the same benefit of as the people who do- download once, it appears everywhere.
Of course, iTunes Match was due for release by the end of October, but the company missed that timeline, and gave no further information on when the service might become available. Also worth noting, is the fact that iTunes Match is currently a U.S.- only service. However, Apple is reportedly hard at work to secure licensing agreements with international music companies to bring the service to other countries.