iTunes Match - do "uploaded" songs count towards my iCloud 5gb?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by arcsbite, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. arcsbite Guest

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    itunes matched about 10,000 of my 16,500 songs and it says it will upload the rest
    will these files be included/account towards my 5gb iCloud allowance?

    cheers
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    No - it doesn't count towards the 5GB limit. It counts towards the 25,000 song limit. Unlimited purchased song storage, 25,000 either uploaded or matched.
     
  3. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    So I can upload/match up to 25,000 and on top of that anythingI buy from iTunes?
    that's pretty awesome.

    for some reason I had it in my head that it was this but also anything they didn't match that had to be uploaded was taken from your iCloud storage

    so basically £21.99 a year to be able to listen to my music anywhere I have signal without the need for storage or a remote server of my own, I'm impressed.

     
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, that's what everyone thought when it first came out, but it turns out that Apple decided to be really generous :). Gotta admit - they're probably not making a dime from the deal (all towards the record companies), but it's a brilliant way to draw people into the iTunes Store ecosystem.
     

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