iTunes in the Cloud V.S. iTunes Match?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by americanGTA, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. americanGTA macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2011
    What is the difference between iTunes in the Cloud VS iTunes Match?

    I was reading this

    and it says:

    "iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost. "

    So if I can stream all my iTunes music to my phone for free.... why would anyone pay $24.99 year for iTunes match?.... :confused: i'm confused :confused:
  2. macking104 macrumors 6502


    Jan 14, 2003
    California, USA
    Match is for songs not obtained through iTunes... I think it will help one have a clear consciience if one bought their Beatles collection on the street corner for $5.

    From Apple:

    iTunes Match
    If you want the benefits of iTunes in the Cloud for music you haven’t purchased from iTunes, iTunes Match is the perfect solution. It’s built right into the iTunes app on your Mac or PC and the Music app on your iOS devices. And it lets you store your entire*collection, including music you’ve imported from CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes. For just $24.99 a year.2

    Here’s how it works: iTunes determines which songs in your collection are available in the iTunes Store. Any music with a match is automatically added to your iCloud library. Since there are more than 20 million songs in the iTunes Store, most of your music is probably already in iCloud. All you have to upload is what iTunes can’t match. Which is much faster than starting from scratch. Once your music is in iCloud, you can stream and store it on any of your devices. Even better, all the music iTunes matches plays back from iCloud at 256-Kbps AAC DRM-free quality — even if your original copy was of lower quality.
  3. peterjcat macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2010
    If you purchased all your music and TV shows from the iTunes Store, there's no need for iTunes Match. But if you ripped it from your own CDs or got it from any other source, you need iTunes Match to get it into iCloud.

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