Why iTunes Match if Apple Music Sub?

emembee

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Oct 31, 2013
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I’ve been wanting to understand this since I took out an AM sub about a year ago. I also have iTunes Match as annual sub. If I get rid of Match then the only downside I can see is that I no longer have a backup of my separately owned CDs. If there was a loss of some sort then with Match I would have a copy in lossy format on the Apple servers, but what else does Match provide over and above Apple Music, apart from being able to burn CDs?

Many thanks.
 

emembee

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madeirabhoy

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Oct 26, 2012
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I'm binning iTunes match when my sub runs out. google music offers the same for free now and then it works with my google homes
 

markhort

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Aug 28, 2010
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I cancelled iTunes Match at the end of last year after speaking to a couple of Apple people, they mentioned that iTunes Match is basically included in Apple Music. I wasn't sure at first but went their advise, I haven't experienced any issues, I've even uploaded a couple of purchased CD's recently and they all sync'd across my Apple devices.
 

Brookzy

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May 30, 2010
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If you have Apple Music, you don't need to subscribe to iTunes Match unless you still need to access your iCloud Music Library on a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV.
 
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