iTunes Match

Apple Music Rolls Out iTunes Match with Free Audio Fingerprint

Apple is quietly fixing one of the major issues Apple Music subscribers have been complaining about: the service didn’t properly match the songs they already had in their iTunes Music libraries. Now The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple is reporting that Apple has been rolling out the iTunes Match audio fingerprint to all Apple Music subscribers replacing...

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...

Apple Music Does Not Match Files Using Acoustic Fingerprinting

Unlike iTunes Match, which matches music files using acoustic fingerprinting, which means that iTunes scans the music and matches it to the same music, Apple Music matches files with metadata only, as pointed out by Kirk McElhearn. The benefit of acoustic fingerprinting is that whatever tags the files have e.g. a Grateful Dead song labeled as a song by 50...

iTunes Match Users Will Get Unlimited iTunes Radio Skipping [US Only]

The folks over at 9to5Mac are reporting that according to multiple AppleCare employees, Apple has already started training its technical support staff on iOS 7 and iTunes Radio, ahead of its widely anticipated September 10 event. Additionally, AppleCare employees are claiming that there are more than “200 genre based stations” to choose from in iTunes Radio and that iTunes Match subscribers,...