Tunes That aren't on iTunes Store Count Toward 5gb Limit?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by geltab, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. geltab macrumors member

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    So, I have 65 gb of music. Most of which I know aren't on the iTunes store. When they get uploaded to iCloud, do they count as part of the 5 gb limit?

    For example, I have 65 gb of Grateful Dead music. I have checked the iTunes store. It doesn't have even half of what I own. This means that the tracks iTunes store doesn't have, have to be uploaded to the iCloud. What I am wondering is, do all the songs not on the iTunes store (which in this case is about 35 plus gigs of music) just get uploaded to iCloud for free or do I have to pay the iTunes match fee and all the storage space for the matched tunes that aren't on the iTunes store? In other words, does part of the $25 match fee include the storage of the 25,000 song limit?
     
  2. WebHead macrumors member

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    iTunes Match is separate to the 5GB limit. So you can theoretically store up to 25,000 songs for the $24.99.
     
  3. geltab thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply. That is very worth it then. Can I download the actual songs to other devices I own or just stream the tunes that I have matched?
     
  4. WebHead macrumors member

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    It's downloading not streaming. It becomes worthwhile when your songs match as you get upgraded versions. But it's probably still worth the $25 just to access your tunes from anywhere.
     

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