The original version of iTunes Match was a huge hassle when it came to uploading and matching my iTunes library to Apple’s iTunes in the cloud. I tried again this year to see what, if anything, about the experience had improved.
Amazon just updated its cloud player with a scan and match feature that makes it possible to instantly beam songs to the cloud without uploading every single song. The feature mirrors Apple’s offering, but comes with new restrictions for existing Amazon cloud music users.
One part of Apple’s iCloud service that went live originally back in June is “iTunes in the Cloud,” which let U.S. users download past music purchases to any device associated with your iTunes account. Now, international customers can join in the fun, too.