iTunes in the Cloud, purchase only?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 0blivion, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. 0blivion macrumors member

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    Hey everyone!

    Quick question. Let's say I put some songs from a CD onto my computer or I download music using something other then iTunes but then import the songs onto iTunes, is there no way to sync those songs to the other devices over the air? Are songs transferred wirelessly if and only if they are purchased on iTunes?
    I have this physical copy of an album, and I imported in onto iTunes, but when I go onto my iPhone and looked at the cloud thing, I can't seem to find the music from the CD. Any ideas?
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Basically, you can ONLY download stuff that's in the iTunes store over-the-air.

    Now, if you pay for the yearly $25 'iTunes Match' service then those CD-imported tracks will connect to iTunes and the iTunes store will pretend you had originally bought them from iTunes.

    So that's what that $25 per year fee gets you. If you decide to not pay for that then you go back to using your USB cable for all those songs.
     
  3. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    That is a little misleading.

    If you use iTunes Match then any stuff you have on your computer which isn't in the iTunes store will be uploaded to the cloud so it will then be available to download to other devices.

    If it is in the iTunes store then it won't have to be uploaded.
     
  4. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Will iTunes in the cloud allow me to sync all of my 76,822 Napster songs to all my iOS devices?
     
  5. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    76000 holy cr*p i thought my 13000 was alot.
     
  6. CmdrThor macrumors member

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    It will, but doing so is no more or less legal than if you had manually copied all of those songs to your iOS devices. The $25 iTunes Match just makes it easy to copy your library from the cloud.
     
  7. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Was only joking :D
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Really?

    I thought it just ignored those files. Ok, well then it seems like a slightly better deal than I was thinking.
     
  9. dbs0026 macrumors member

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    Seriously though, they need to up it from 20k. Google is killing me right now with only allowing 20k in the cloud also. I have 65000 songs that I would like to sing and that's no lie either. That would be my complete collection and would be nice to have available wherever I am at.
     
  10. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Wow didn't know there was a 20,000 song limit :eek:
     
  11. Slowlo macrumors newbie

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    I find it interesting that it says "stream" in reference to music, since I've seen people on here say several times that you can't stream. Maybe that's unique to Match and not an iCloud-specific thing. Either way, definitely some potential there.
     

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