Does Shared Content Count Toward iTunes Match Limit?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by wngraham, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. wngraham macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    I recently added my old Apple ID as a family member in iCloud Family Sharing so I could get access to music and apps I bought several years ago without having to buy them all again.

    I just re-downloaded 100+ songs I bought with that old ID. Do those songs count toward the 25,000 song Match limit? They're now listed in the default 'Purchased' playlist but I can't tell if they count or not.

    Any ideas?
  2. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    if iTunes match is on your new address and the music was purchased on an old apple id and you removed the drm and made it playable (like burning to a cd and reimporting it ) then it would count

    if iTunes match login matches account used to purchase music, then purchased music does not count towards 25000

    if the music was purchased on another account, and its drm still restricts play back to that old account only, i don't see how iTunes match would even put that song in the cloud

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