Apple Re-opens iTunes Match Beta Registrations, But Do You Qualify?

In a recent email from to all developers, Apple has announced re-opening of registrations for its iTunes Match, a cloud based music service which costs $24.99 a year and allows users to scan and match tracks in their iTunes music library which can then be download onto other supported devices or computers anytime, anywhere.

iTunes Match is currently in its beta phase and was offered to select U.S. developers at launch, shortly after which the registrations were shut-down. Now once again, the service is open for signup but only a few developer’s have been able to gain access, as reported by 9to5Mac.

Sadly, we’re hearing from several people around the web that they still aren’t able to get in, but some lucky few are. Frustrating, huh?

Even though the service is only available to U.S developers at the moment, a recent report revealed it will be launched in Canada next. For existing iTunes Match subscribers, upgrading to iTunes 10.5 beta 8 is mandatory in order to continue using the service. As a heads up, please remember that all iCloud libraries will be deleted at the end of this beta so do not remove any music from your computer after adding it to the iCloud library.

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