iOS 6 and iTunes Match = Streaming?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Icculus, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Icculus macrumors 6502

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    Okay so I just installed iOS 6 on my 4s and then loaded up iTM. I went to an album I am 100% sure I never played on my iPhone and it showed no clouds and clicking any song played it immediately. I then opened up iTunes and went to downloads, on the phone, and nothing showed downloading. Did they turn iTM into a streaming service? I really hope so...I noticed that when you open up an album now it has the cloud icon at the top near the metadata/artwork, and thats the only place you see it. Anyone else mess with iTM yet on iOS 6?
     
  2. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    I read a recent thread on this with the beta and the general consensus was it wasn't a streaming service, it still downloaded to the phone like a pseudo streaming service.

    I'm about to check too.
     
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I remember reading awhile ago Apple was planning on turning iTunes Match into a streaming service to compete with Spotify. I don't know how it turned out, I've heard very little about it since, lets see what comes of it :)
     
  4. omni macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't stream like it does on OS X.

    Downloads the song - but you cannot delete the songs individually. It tries to behave 'smart' and delete songs as you need space for other things. No idea how that algorithm really works though.
     
  5. Icculus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that sucks...I liked it before when I could delete the songs at my will. I even checked in iTunes and they are not showing there either, well not that the new songs I just played. I am going to kill all the songs from the music folder and see if anything ever pops back up.
     

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