iTunes Match Customers...worth it?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by NavySEAL6, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    Thinking about signing up for iTunes match is it worthwhile?
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Yeah, I think so. I can stream my entire library to my iPhone, iPad and/or Apple TV's without having to sync certain songs or playlists first. I have what I want, when I want, where ever I am.
  3. musty345 macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I don't like it that much because my cellular data is really slow, if you have fast mobile data it's great.

    And it's only around £2 a month so it's not much :)
  4. junebug1 macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2007
    NE Ohio
    Had I seen this post 2 months ago my answer would have been an emphatic yes, but in the past week I've run into a major issue, iTunes Match has replaced my entire music collection with edited/clean versions, only to find out that there is absolutely ZERO support options available other then through email. When I did email my issue to the appropriate iTunes people their answer was simply:

    We understand the issue and are aware of it but there is currently no solution and we have no timeframe for when a solution will be available in the meantime here are 5 song credits to use on iTunes.

    Sorry but any service that I pay real money for should have real live humans to discuss issues. My answer is NO - look at alternatives or wait to see what Amazon is going to release very soon.
  5. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
    I have over 8,000+ songs and I LOVE IT!!! have never had any problems and its just amazing only draw back is my Sprint 3G service sucks!!! but when I am on wifi its awesome! I am sure once we all have 4G we will all be happy :) deft a must if your a music guy for $25.00 a year!
  6. NavySEAL6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    I got it and I'm pretty happy with it so far. The only thing I would change is that it makes it harder to manage what's always on your iPhone. In the music tab on the iPhone where I usually pick what music I want it tells me iTunes match is taking care of it, but I know there's still music taking up space on the phone. Anyone know a way around this?
  7. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    I have been very happy, I backed my library up prior to, but after several months am very pleased. the only frustrating part is how it signs out on some computers for no reason and have to re-sign in.
  8. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    You can delete all the music that's been downloaded on the phone from the usage menu in settings. What I usually do is make a playlist on my computer of the music I am wanting to listen too. Match automatically syncs the playlist to the phone and then you can hit the download all button at the bottom of the playlist. If I know I'm going somewhere with a weak signal I'll do this before leaving home if not i just let it play. I know this is not the same as just syncing music to your phone but that's kind of the point of match. All playlists are available to you wherever it is enable and there is no need to sync between devices.

    To those that have limited data there is a cellular data toggle so you can set it to not allow download over data, only wifi.
  9. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    does it change anything in your actual/original iTunes library?
    I have nearly 25,000 songs which i'd say about ~95% are in the iTunes store which is perfect from my understanding of iTunes match.

    But I'm curious does it replace the songs in your original ITunes library with the 256Kbps iTunes tracks?

    I have a lot of Apple Lossless tracks and don't want the original library messed with or tangled, but have my MacBook Air at work that I'd love to have iTunes match play tracks from my iMac library (main server).
  10. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
  11. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    It's not supposed to change anything until you let it by deleting songs not at 256Kbps and then downloading the 256Kbps versions.

    Check the thread below to see some odd things that it's been doing to my own songs without me doing a thing to.

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