While Apple has released the final version of iTunes 10.5 it has also seeded iTunes 10.5.1 beta to developers for the purpose of testing iTunes Match. The final version of iTunes 10.5 does not include the iTunes Match which will become available later this month for $24.99. The beta is available to developers in U.S.
iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 1 Release Notes
iTunes 10.5.1 beta 1 includes several performance enhancements and bug fixes, and is a required update for all subscribers to iTunes Match beta. iTunes Match is not included in the iTunes 10.5 GM release
Your iCloud libraries will be deleted at the end of this 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. Also note that some of the features and optimizations of iTunes Match may not be available during this beta.
To subscribe to iTunes Match:
- Install iTunes 10.5.1 beta 1 on your Mac
- Open iTunes and choose Turn On iTunes Match from the Store menu
- Click the Subscribe for $24.99 button and follow the onscreen instructions. Once complete, your Music library will include songs on your computer and in iCloud.
Once iTunes has completed matching your music with the iTunes Store, you may begin accessing your iCloud library:
- From your iOS device:
- Tap Settings > Music > turn iTunes Match ON.This will disable syncing music with iTunes.
- Press the Home button and tap Music.
- From your other computers:
- Install iTunes 10.5.1 beta 1 on your other Macs
- Open iTunes and choose Store > Sign In. Sign in using the same Apple ID you used to subscribe to iTunes Match.
- Choose Store > Turn On iTunes Match
- Click the Add This Computer button
- Once complete, your Music library will include songs on your computer and in iCloud.
- Download iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 1 for Windows 32 bit
- Download iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 1 for Windows 64 bit
- Download iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 1 for Mac
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