We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

iTunes Match appears on Apple TVs, service still MIA

Apple’s iTunes Match cloud-music feature seems to be inching closer to release: An option to enable the feature has now appeared on the second-generation Apple TV—this despite Apple having missed its goal of launching iTunes Match by the end of October.

Reports of iTunes Match showing up on the Apple TV began surfacing online on Wednesday evening, including from our own executive editor Jon Seff, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, and Macworld contributor Jeffrey Battersby.

I tested on my own Apple TV and, sure enough, the option to Turn on iTunes Match showed up under a top-level Music menu—though I first had to navigate into Settings -> General and then back to the main menu before it appeared. For me, trying to enable iTunes Match yielded an error, saying that there was a problem trying to connect to iCloud. Only Apple TVs running version 4.4.2 of their software support the feature.

A similar option to enable iTunes Match has already appeared on iOS devices, under Settings -> Music, but attempting to enable it there results in an error saying that users must subscribe to the service on a computer. According to Apple, iTunes 10.5.1 is required for subscribing to iTunes Match, but the company has yet to make the update publicly available.

Apple did not respond to Macworld’s request for comment.


IDG UK Sites

The best iPhone 6 alternatives: Price and specs compared with the best smartphones

IDG UK Sites

The top 10 Apple products ranked by pixel density: Which Apple devices have the sharpest screens?

IDG UK Sites

SBTRKT's Look Away webcam-based interactive music video won't keep your gaze

IDG UK Sites

Retina MacBook Air release date rumours and specs: Gold 12in Retina MacBook Air almost 1cm thinner...