iTunes Match is a Apple’s new iCloud-based music sharing service.With the help of iTunes Match you can store your complete music library in iCloud, allowing you to enjoy your collection anywhere, anytime, on any iPhone, iPad or computer.Cloud music is supposed to save valuable storage space on users mobile devices as well as give them ubiquitous access to their music libraries.
Instead of uploading your entire iTunes library, Apple’s iTunes Match service will automatically build your local iTunes library in iCloud by matching it against Apple’s 18 million song library of 256kbps master tracks.
After iTunes Match has been activated, an iCloud column appears to the right of the song name in the browser pane of iTunes. The music player will automatically default to streaming songs, but by clicking a download icon, users can store the music locally on their computer.
iTunes in the Cloud is better in comparison to Amazon Web Player and Google Music Beta.With iTunes Match your music library won’t need to take up valuable space on the device.The iTunes Match costs $25 a year ,you can scan and match up to 25,000 songs.iTunes Match is expected to be available to the public later this year