Apple Inc has released its beta for iTunes Match, this service which will bring all of your music to iCloud, has been released to developers. The service is part of the release of iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1. iTunes Match scans a user’s music and finds copies of those songs in iCloud, regardless of whether those songs were purchased through iTunes. That music can then be played or streamed via iTunes. iTunes Match Beta will be available in U.S. for developers at a cost of $24.99 in a 12 months paid subscription. Developers are able to beta period get an additional three months for free. Developers should back up their iTunes library because “Apple will periodically reset your iCloud library during the beta.”
Apple has cautioned that what ever upload to iCloud will be deleted when the beta periods ends, Apple wants to thank developers of their service with a free beta period and an additional free three months with their 12 months purchase.