Apple has just seeded iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 to developers in the United States which features iTunes Match. This is the first time developers will be able to get their hands on the new cloud platform, announced by Apple at WWDC in June. The beta is available in the United States, and still has the $24.99 subscription cost with it.
Acording to apple,
iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to your iCloud library for you to listen to anytime, on any device. Since there are more than 18 million songs in the iTunes Store, most of your music is probably already in iCloud. All you have to upload is what iTunes can’t match. Which is much faster than starting from scratch. And all the music iTunes matches plays back at 256-Kbps iTunes Plus quality — even if your original copy was of lower quality.
You can download iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 from the Apple’s Developers Portal which does requires you to have a registered Apple Developer account (UDID).The latest iTunes for developers can be obtained here
For non-developers, download iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 for Windows and Mac through our direct links.
Download iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 for Mac OS X [Direct Link]
Download iTunes 10.5 Beta 6.1 for Windows [N/A yet]