iTunes match, download while streaming

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by topomango, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. topomango macrumors newbie

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    Jan 28, 2011
    #1
    Hello,

    I have an iMac and iTunes match. My library is in the cloud. I like to play my music random, but I want iTunes to automatically download a given song while it plays from the cloud. How to do it? where are the settings?

    thank you
     
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

    HazyCloud

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    Jun 30, 2010
    #2
    It seems that when playing music from iTunes, the songs aren't actually being downloaded, nor is there an option to tell it to. If you want local copies, you'll need to manually download them.

    (It's easier if you view by album so you can download an entire album in one click.)
     
  3. milo macrumors 604

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    Sep 23, 2003
    #3
    Your best bet may be to have a smart playlist that's randomized and just tell it to download the whole playlist, then when all the songs are played have it load them all again.
     

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