iTunes Match is a great idea from Apple, but unfortunately due to the various intellectual property laws and record labels from around the world, rolling out the service on a global scale would probably take quite a bit of time. The good news is that it seems Apple has recently updated iTunes Match and a grand total of 19 new countries has been added to the supported list, bringing the total to 37 countries in which iTunes Match is being supported.
However for our friends in Asia, this may not be such great news, but for our friends over in Latin America and Northern Europe, it appears that this update was targeted at you guys. The countries that have now gotten the iTunes Match service includes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Netherlands.
No word on when Apple will roll out the service to remaining countries in the rest of the world, but hopefully that will be soon. In the mean time, our readers in Northern Europe and Latin America might want to start matching their music against iTunes and “legalize” their (possible illegally) downloaded MP3 collection!
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