In 2011, Apple launched a music service iTunes Match, using which users can listen in remotely on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and Mac and PC music obtained from any source, including from the online iTunes store, as well as CD-ROMs and torrent trackers. Pay only 799 rubles a year, music fans can store their entire music library in the cloud.
At the moment iTunes Match is limited to 25,000 songs. However, with the release of iOS 9 in Cupertino promised to raise the bar to 100,000 tracks. The new platform debuted last month, however, the promise is not kept. Readers of MacRumors contacted Apple who confirmed their plans. In particular, Apple’s Vice President of Internet services eddy cue, said that Apple is “working on it” and that changes “will happen before the end of the year.”
Apple Music works on the same principle as iTunes Match, that is, users do not need to subscribe to both services to get this functionality.
After you subscribe, iTunes Match goes through three stages. The first stage is scanning the music collection on a matching of the songs in the Apple store, the directory which has around 30 million tracks. Once iTunes match your music library with iCloud, the user can listen to music from the cloud on any device. The only restriction is the load time and network bandwidth.
Need to understand the limits on number of songs: the service will scan a maximum of 25,000 songs that have been added to library not from iTunes Store. The rest of the tracks, honestly bought in online Apple store, will be available from the cloud in unlimited quantities.
iTunes Match, as Apple Music, uses standard AAC with a bitrate of 256 kbps, and all the tracks in a higher bitrate are translated into this format. The quality of the original music files are not affected.