iTunes Match

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mirage2130, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. mirage2130 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    Hey everyone, I have tried searching for this and can't find exactly what I am looking, I'm coming close but not exact.

    Anyway, here's the situation. My wife and I have all of our music on our iMac at home. We log in with separate user accounts to the computer and even have different songs in our own libraries. Basically all of our music is kept in the music folder but I don't have all of her songs added to my iTunes library and vice versa. We also are using two separate mac ids for purchase of apps on our iPhones and whatnot.

    My question is that when iTunes match goes live, are we each going to have to pay the $24.99/yr to take advantage in this configuration? If so, what would remedy this, using the same mac id? I am currently syncing my calendar and contacts with iCloud, but she is not..yet. If we had to share a mac id for this, wouldn't she be getting all my contacts and me hers, once she starts syncing?

  2. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Not sure how Match will handle but I would suggest you have one main library and create master playlists for you and your wife.
    This way, you have your music in one library (easier to manage).
    You can cherry pick what songs you want from both.
    Less chance of duplicates.
    Everything under one AppleID (you buy a song, your wife can download on her phone for free).
  3. mirage2130 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    Thank you for the reply. I guess I'm just concerned that if we use the same AppleId for everything, our contacts and calendar events would sync to both of us. That wouldn't normally be a problem but we both use these phones for work and neither one of us needs the other's appointments showing up.
  4. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    You can used different AppleIDs for everything - I have one for my email, contacts etc and one that my partner an I share for iTunes (beta iTunes match and it works well with this set up - only thing we share is music and apps)

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