Apple’s last month debates with HBO have come to an end, thus, iCloud users can now download content from Universal Pictures while 20th Century Fox remains reticent.
Due to HBO’s constraints, Universal was unable to integrate its movies with Apple’s iCloud in March, but this weekend the Universal content became available through iCloud. These are some good news especially for the users who previously purchased Universal movies from iTunes, now being able to re-download them for no cost.
In iTunes, the movies from Fox contain a warning that accentuates the fact that “when purchased, this movie will not be available from iTunes in the Cloud.” Meanwhile, the Universal content was absolved from this warning.
20th Century Fox is still negotiating with HBO and expects to make its movies available through iCloud as soon as possible
The service, part of iCloud, was officially released last November but spread slowly because of some inconsistency problems. It has been refined and it appears now, glorious and available to a big list of new countries from Latin America and Europe, totaling 37 countries that can access iTunes Match.
Didn’t find out about iTunes Match by now? Well, I guess this image covers all your curiosities about the service:
It works pretty simple: once purchased, the service scans your iTunes collection of songs and tries to match them with the ones already existing in the iCloud. Your songs are uploaded only if not found and the nice thing is that you can listen them at any time, on any device played back from iCloud at 256-Kbps AAC DRM-free quality — even if your copy was of lower quality. You can also import and store songs from CD’s.
We are waiting to access it also from Romania