Why iTunes Match if Apple Music Sub?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by emembee, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. emembee macrumors regular

    emembee

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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.
     
  2. emembee thread starter macrumors regular

    emembee

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    Thanks for the link. I think I'll stick with Match for now, though my real backups of CDs are on an external drive. The main use for AM with Match is the easy access to whatever I want from Mac or iOs, despite it not being lossless. Despite all the claims to the contrary, I find the AAC 256k lossy format quite acceptable.
     
  3. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  4. burgman macrumors 68000

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    Be careful, big changes with GPM transition to YouTube music this summer. I use GPM and Match until Google makes up its mind about music.
     
  5. markhort macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  6. Brookzy macrumors 601

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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.
     
  7. McGiord macrumors 601

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    iTunes Match is $25 per year, and Apple Music can be up to $120 per year.
     

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