Is itunes match limited to 25,000 songs or as many songs as itunes actually sells?
January 3, 2013 10:01 AM Subscribe
Question about Itunes Match....I just got off the phone with an Apple Care Specialist, but I have some doubts of the answers I received as the gentlemen never truly came across as confident in any answers he gave me, as well as a lot of it contradicts stuff I have read by looking around online...Looking for confirmation and clarification...
posted by TwilightKid to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'll try and bullet point my questions/concerns.
- I have itunes match which allows me 25,000 songs to be stored in the itunes cloud for $24.99 a year.
- I am digitalizing my music collection, which when all said and done, will probably end up being around 65-75,000 songs.
- From what I understand, 25,000 songs is the cap... Amazon cloud offers 250,000 songs for $24.99 which is 10x the amount for the same price.
I have been under the assumption, from what i have read via Apple's site and/or related blogs, that music purchased from the itunes store does not count against your 25,000 song limit.
The Service rep told me that as long as the music (that i upload from my personal collection) IS AVAILABLE in the itunes store, that it will ALSO not count towards my 25k limit..... I have not read this anywhere....
I do have a lot live music and very obscure music that is not available via itunes.....Maybe 10,000 or so songs of mine are not available for purchase through itunes. I am confident that the other 50k songs or so are available for purchase through itunes...
With that being said, is it safe to say, that I can easily upload the 50k or so amount of songs and have it not affect the 25,000k songs for $24.99 deal that I signed up for?
If what he is saying is true, then as long as itunes sells the song/album in their store, I can upload it from my personal collection no matter how or where I obtained it from....
Can anyone confirm this? I have considered calling Apple again and speaking to a different rep , but with the internal notes, they'll know I already inquired about this....LOL