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This article was published on May 2, 2014

Apple launches its iTunes Match service in Japan

Apple launches its iTunes Match service in Japan Image by: PHILIPPE LOPEZ
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

Apple has launched its iTunes Match service in Japan, where it costs ¥3,980 per year (or roughly $40), as MacRumors reports.

The service, which replicates a user’s music collection on iTunes with high-quality versions in iCloud and makes them available to play across any device, was first launched in 2011 and costs $25 per year in the US. Apple expanded it across twelve additional markets in Asia in the summer of 2012, but Japan was left off that list, until now.

There’s plenty of competition in Japan, including Sony Music Unlimited, and DeNA’s Groovy service, although the latter had a number of features shut down earlier this year.

iTunes Match Expands to Japan [MacRumors]

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