Eddy Cue: Apple Music to match 100,000 of your personal tunes for streaming

Eddy Cue: Apple Music to match 100,000 of your personal tunes for streaming
Right now, the iTunes Match service of Apple allows you to get 25,000 of your own tunes up in the iCloud, and those don't even have to be purchased from iTunes. This matching service will get a steroid boost for Apple Music customers, it seems, as Eddy Cue tweeted you'll be able to stream 25,000 of your uploaded tracks when iOS 8.4 hits tomorrow, but by the time iOS 9 arrives in the fall, the number could climb up to 100,000.

That's a pretty generous offer no matter how you slice it, though Google offers the same matching service for free in its own Music streaming service offering. Still, Apple Music users will have iTunes Match integrated, so whenever there's an album you obtained from outside of iTunes, you can upload it, and listen to it from one and the same app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Apple Music will be landing on your devices along with iOS 8.4, which starts rolling out at 8 am PST tomorrow, June 30.


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6 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Wow I'm impressed by how competitive Apple are being in terms of pricing and allowance for Apple Music Hopefully they take that approach to iCloud, I can't remember how much, but I'm pretty my free iCloud storage allowance is half that of my free Google Drive storage allowance

2. gaming64 unregistered

This is gonna be epic. Apple Music seems like a deal breaker for me. I hope my local carrier supports it. Apple is getting music back in the veins.

3. palmguy

Posts: 986; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I wonder can you upload from the device your other music (non iTunes). Can't wait for Google Play Music to allow that I don't have a computer to sync my music to Google Play.

4. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Will you still have to pay for iTunes match separately or will it roll into the Apple Music subscription? If it rolls into Apple Music, I'm totally game on!

5. waddup121 unregistered

oooh wow

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just not a streamer, download to the flash drive only.

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