Apple has just released iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 3 to developers, with the update bringing a number of improvements to Apple’s upcoming iCloud-based subscription service, iTunes Match.

iTunes 10.5.1 beta 3 includes a number of important stability and performance improvements for iTunes Match, and is a required update for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta.

Backup regularly and do not delete the music you add to iCloud from your computer. Apple may periodically delete all iCloud libraries during the beta period. This will require you to scan, match, and upload songs again

iTunes Match was originally supposed to launch in October, but has suffered a number of teething issues that have delayed its release. Given the rapidity of recent beta releases, we’re expecting to see iTunes Match available to customers within several weeks.

When available, iTunes Match will initially cost $24.99/year and will match your entire iTunes library with an identical one in the iCloud – allowing you to access your music from any iOS-enabled device.

  1. Well, great!
    Hope I can get some more contents for my Apple TV, but not only use it as a home media centre. Thanks to the iFunia DVD ripper help that convert many DVD movies for me, and made it to be a cool home media centre for my family.

  2. Will this only match songs that are available in itunes. I have a substantial list of songs not available in the itunes store. I’m guessing there will be no match for those songs.

  3. iTunes Match uploads all of the songs in your iTunes library to iCloud, even if they’re not available on the iTunes store. For those that are available in the iTunes store, you’ll have the option of upgrading to the 256kbps AAC files if the original was of lower quality.

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