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New iTunes Match subscriptions temporarily halted in the UK

How’s storing everything in The Cloud™ working out for you? If you were hoping Apple would solve all your worries when it came to storing your music remotely, you might be in for a bit of disappointment.

iTunes Match launched internationally on Thursday, but the service is so popular subscriptions have already been closed. If you were quick on the draw getting access wasn’t a problem, but new users quickly found themselves seeing a message stating: “iTunes Match is temporarily not accepting new subscribers. Check back later.

Subscriptions have apparently been halted in the UK and Canada so far. US customers faced a similar situation earlier in the year when the service launched over there.

iTunes Match, as the name implies, scans your music library and matches music you may have against their own collection on the iTunes store. Anything that gets matched is available immediately on iCloud across all your iOS devices. If you have songs or albums that Apple don’t have, you can upload those to their servers separately. All of that will set you back £21.99 a year.

Source: MacRumors via TechRadar