Apple Confirms Increased 100,000 Song Limit for iTunes Match [u]


Last week it was reported Apple had quietly increased its song limit for iTunes Match from 25,000 to 100,000, and that has become official.

Apple SVP Eddy Cue confirmed the news to MacRumors, noting the company has in fact “started rolling out support for 100k libraries.”

Back in June, Cue told users on Twitter the song limit for iTunes Match would be raised from 25,000 to 100,000 for iOS 9, for Apple Music customers. Looks like that roll out has finally taken place, albeit slowly.

For those unaware of iTunes Match, here are the benefits according to Apple:

With iTunes Match, all your music can be stored in iCloud — even songs you’ve imported from CDs. You can access your music from all your devices and listen to your entire library wherever you are. Subscribe to iTunes Match on your Mac, PC, or iOS device, and listen to on-demand music stations without ads.

The feature is included with Apple Music, which starts at $9.99 CAD per month for individual memberships, or $14.99 for a family membership (up to six people).

Update: iTunes Match is still available as a standalone service for $27.99 annually.


  • Mrleblanc

    iTunes Match still exist as a standalone service for 27.99$ a YEAR for people that don’t wanna pay 9.99$ a month for Apple music

  • DaveMcG

    Do we know for sure a fully featured iTunes Match is included with Apple Music Gary? I will find out for sure in February when my Match expires, but I would expect that any music that I have ripped from CDs that Apple does NOT already have available, I will still *need* iTunes Match if I want to listen to those on any device by my home libary.

    Or, it may allow for some storage of those apps against your iCloud allowed amount, but certainly not a full 100,000 songs for example.

  • DaveMcG

    Ahh.. They’ve clarified that a bit since launch of Apple Music I see. If memory serves, it sounded like you would have to make use of your iCloud storage if you didn’t have Match. This makes it sound not that way. So really the only reason to subscribe to Match in addition to Music is if you want to redownload those uploaded tracks. Music, you can listen to them but Match is required to download offline, DRM free tracks.

  • I agree…. making much more sense now…. Because i remember with all the explanation from Apple it wasn’t clear what would happen if i cancelled my iTune Match but keep Music… So with that page, i dont see why I would need to keep both… just in time to cancel my renewal of iTunes Match (was due end of December)… Saying 28$ 🙂