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batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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If you're an iTunes Match subscriber, you won't have ads but there seems to be a bug where you still get ads even if you're a subscriber.
 
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brianld

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Jul 8, 2008
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I would like to know this as well. I am a subscriber to iTunes Match, but have it disabled on my phone. Heard an ad just a minute ago when listening to iTunes Radio.
 
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inspirations365

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Dec 28, 2008
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If you're an iTunes Match subscriber, you won't have ads but there seems to be a bug where you still get ads even if you're a subscriber.

Oh ok thanks. Hoping it's a bug. No problem then, I'm sure they'll fix it, just wanted to make sure it was something I was doing incorrectly.
 
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SuperRob

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Mar 14, 2011
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If you're an iTunes Match subscriber, you won't have ads but there seems to be a bug where you still get ads even if you're a subscriber.

I subscribe to iTunes Match, it's turned on, and I got my first ad today. So yeah, looks like there's a bug.

Although frankly, it wasn't bad, just promoting an artist and allowing you to buy their music on iTunes. Even if I wasn't an iTunes Match subscriber, I think I could live with those.
 
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stickybuns

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Oct 22, 2011
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I subscribe to iTunes Match, it's turned on, and I got my first ad today. So yeah, looks like there's a bug.

Although frankly, it wasn't bad, just promoting an artist and allowing you to buy their music on iTunes. Even if I wasn't an iTunes Match subscriber, I think I could live with those.

Did the ad interrupt the actual audio or was it just a screen image with a link to purchase? Was the artist being promoted the same as the one you were listening to at the time?
 
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0000757

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Dec 16, 2011
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Did the ad interrupt the actual audio or was it just a screen image with a link to purchase? Was the artist being promoted the same as the one you were listening to at the time?

Ads happen in-between songs. Unlike other apps, there are no pop-up ads.
 
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SuperRob

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Mar 14, 2011
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Did the ad interrupt the actual audio or was it just a screen image with a link to purchase? Was the artist being promoted the same as the one you were listening to at the time?

It did interrupt the song that was playing, but I think that was a glitch. I've occasionally had songs skip to the next song on their own, likely due to a networking issue. (I also get the occasional stutter.) After the ad, a new song played. It was a different artist than was being played. Might have been the same genre, though, I honestly can't remember. The way the ad comes in, it looks like like another song playing, complete with album art, but it's a 30 second ad.
 
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