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Topic: iTunes Match

Apple Music shifting to iTunes Match 'acoustic fingerprinting' method of song ID

07/18/2016, 03:07 pm

Changes are being made behind the scenes to iTunes Music's library matching and streaming algorithms, allowing for more accurate determination of what songs the user owns, and preventing inadvertent destruction of music libraries.


Inside iOS 9.3: Apple will allow third-party apps to add music to your iCloud Music Library [u]

02/18/2016, 11:02 am

With its forthcoming iOS 9.3 update, Apple plans to allow third-party apps to add songs to a user's iCloud Music Library, eliminating the need to use iTunes on a Mac or PC to upload songs to the cloud or add them to the iOS Music app.


iTunes, App Store, & Apple TV services hit by new outage [u]

02/04/2016, 11:02 am

The iTunes Store, the iOS and Mac App Stores, and even the Apple TV were among services affected by a midday outage on Thursday, leaving some people unable to reach them or make purchases. [Updated]


Apple raises iTunes Match/Apple Music upload limits above 25,000 songs [u]

12/05/2015, 11:12 pm

Some users are again claiming that Apple has raised the song upload/matching limit for iTunes Match and Apple Music libraries over 25,000, as promised in June by SVP for Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.


iTunes Match uploads raised to promised 100K song limit, accounts suggest

09/21/2015, 05:09 pm

The upload limit for iTunes Match may have finally been raised to 100,000 songs, as Apple originally promised in June, some users are beginning to report.


iTunes 12.2.1 solves problem with iTunes Match tracks converted to Apple Music DRM

07/13/2015, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday released iTunes 12.2.1, fixing a critical problem that would cause tracks matched via iTunes Match to be converted to Apple Music content instead.


How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work with iTunes Match

07/03/2015, 02:07 pm

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.


iTunes Match libraries seeing duplicates, bad metadata ahead of Apple Music launch

06/30/2015, 10:06 am

As Apple Music prepares to launch later on Tuesday, many people are experiencing problems with iTunes Match that are causing havoc with their music libraries, according to complaints received by AppleInsider and on Apple's support forums.


Google Play Music now stores 50K songs free, Apple's iTunes Match still at 25K songs for $25/year

02/25/2015, 05:02 pm

Google Play Music on Wednesday was updated to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for free, more than doubling its previous limit of 20,000 songs, and also blowing past the 25,000-song cap of Apple's subscription iTunes Match service.


Apple emphasizes acquisition of Beats Music streaming service in blockbuster announcement

05/28/2014, 05:05 pm

While Beats may be best known for its headphones, Apple made it clear in announcing its $3 billion acquisition of the company on Wednesday that its real interest lies in the subscription Beats Music streaming service, which will complement Apple's existing iTunes offerings.


Apple's iTunes Match finally arrives in Japan

05/01/2014, 10:05 pm

After a nearly two-and-a-half year wait, Apple's iTunes Match has hit the shores of Japan, bringing cloud-based library matching to one of the few countries where users can purchase music through iTunes but not sign up for the service.


Apple considering 'dramatic' overhaul of iTunes Music Store to boost sales - report

04/09/2014, 03:04 pm

Facing significant declines in digital music sales, Apple is reportedly plotting a potential overhaul of its iTunes Music Store, in addition to considering new revenue opportunities through on-demand streaming and even allegedly an iTunes for Android.


iOS 7 beta: iTunes Radio brings first ads to Apple's lock screen

06/11/2013, 10:06 am

The new developer beta of iOS 7 with iTunes Radio includes a first for Apple: a direct link on the lock screen to the iTunes Store to purchase content.


Google Music gains free scan & match in US to compete with Apple's iTunes Match

12/18/2012, 02:12 pm

Previously limited to Europe, the scan and match feature in Google Play's music service arrived in the U.S. at no cost on Tuesday, matching a key feature of Apple's iTunes Match.


iTunes Match down as Apple's iCloud issues continue [u]

11/19/2012, 08:11 am

Only hours after a significant iMessage and FaceTime outage, Apple's iTunes Match was also unavailable Monday morning [update: back online].


Amazon Cloud Player adds iTunes Match-like scan and match

07/31/2012, 03:07 pm

Amazon on Tuesday greatly enhanced its Cloud Player service with new scan and match technology, competing with Apple's own iTunes Match.


Today's big iTunes Match, Cloud expansion also adds support for Twentieth Century Fox films

07/20/2012, 04:07 pm

Twentieth Century Fox has finally joined the rest of the "Big 6" movie studios in allowing iTunes users to download previous movie purchases from the cloud, a major expansion of Apple's "iTunes in the Cloud" strategy on a day that also added support for dozens of new markets globally.


iTunes Match expands to Italy, Greece, Portugal, Austria, more

04/30/2012, 04:04 pm

Apple's iTunes Match subscription service expanded to a number of new countries on Monday, including Italy, Greece, Portugal, Austria and Slovenia.


Apple rumored to be developing new audio format designed for iCloud streaming

02/28/2012, 09:02 am

Apple is said to be working on a new audio file format that would help to bolster its iCloud service by focusing on "adaptive streaming" for users on the go.


Apple launches iTunes in the Cloud service in Japan

02/21/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has continued the international expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud service, allowing iOS users in Japan to automatically download iTunes song purchases on their devices.