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Old Nov 14, 2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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itunes match expired today

I was on the fence whether to renew or not but decided to try google play since its free and has higher limits. Im not sure how the integration is going to be with itunes. I think one of the reasons i didnt renew is that every week or so i'll get logged out on my laptop at work and it'll ask to sign in and spend a few minutes scanning and it drove me crazy. Besides that it seemed to work pretty well in the pst year.

I have about 20,000 songs in iTunes, and i found this size database to be too large for my iPhone to handle smoothly.

Anyone else decide not to renew for $25?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Everyone's reasons for using are different. In my case, I couldn't justify what I was using it for to renew it, at least not at this time. I had gotten it on Day One of the USA rollout.

So I was planning to let it lapse...but so far it's still working. At least the fat client is. Go figure.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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I got it last year mainly to replace all my <256 songs with 256 without re-ripping all the CDs. I don't keep music on my phone so can't think of a reason to keep it except for backup of my music.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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i LOVE LOVE LOVE iTunes match. Use it everyday. It has my iPod classic sitting and gathering dust.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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i only use it to back up the songs i barely listen to anymore because i only have an 128 SSD in my mbp.

i dont have much use for the rest of the service however. i'm just too used to synching the stuff i actually want i guess and the service seems to unreliable to me.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 06:49 AM   #6
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The main reason I subscribed to iTunes Match was to save space on my iPhone and stream. But my phone network provider was that slow on 3G it just simply didn't work. So 12months later, I have not renew.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 09:13 AM   #7
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I have about 10k songs, only about 3k on my device. I basically consider Match an off-site backup, probably (hopefully) more reliable than the one I have on my computer and external hard drive. Just knowing it's backed up in one more place is worth the $25 to me.
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