CasaTunes just announced support for Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud beta. CasaTunes will automatically and instantly detect when a new song or other audio file is added to your iTunes in the Cloud account and enables those tracks to be accessed and played via CasaTunes anywhere in the home, according to the company.
CasaTunes will also support iTunes Match when it is released this fall. iTunes Match, is a fee-based service which allows customers to maintain a single music library in the cloud, that is accessible by CasaTunes and Apple devices. iTunes Match intelligently synchronizes users iTunes and non-iTunes music with iTunes in the Cloud, by only uploading music files that are not available from iTunes library of 18 million songs.
Support for iTunes in the Cloud complements CasaTunes existing solutions for Apple. This includes support for controlling CasaTunes from Macs, for synchronizing iTunes music from multiple PC’s and Mac’s, for playing music from one or more iPod devices attached to a CasaTunes Music Server and for native CasaTunes Apps for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. CasaTunes also brings iTunes in the Cloud support to NuVo, Russound and Channel Vision multi-room systems.
Version 2.9 of CasaTunes is a free upgrade for existing CasaTunes customers and is expected to be available in July. It is included with the line CasaTunes Music Servers, or can be purchased separately for $478.