Apple is extending its iTunes Match service to 19 countries across Latin America and Europe. The service, priced at $24.99 a year in the US, allows iTunes users to store their music in the cloud, whether it was ripped from a CD, purchased from a rival MP3 store, or acquired elsewhere. iTunes Match is now available in the additional countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, The Netherlands, and Venezuela.
iTunes Match originally launched in November for US users, followed by a launch in the UK, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France and Australia a month later. The latest expansion brings the total number of countries up to 37, a healthy number for a new service, especially when Google and Amazon's cloud music services are both US only for now.