“Apple launched iTunes Match three years ago to much fanfare,” Bryan M. Wolfe reports for AppAdvice. “Other than the addition of an ad-free version of iTunes Radio, little has changed about the service, which costs $24.99 per year.”
“Currently, iTunes Match supports up to five devices using the same Apple ID — including your Mac or PC, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV,” Wolfe reports. “Apple will match your older files that are 96 kbps or higher, and make them available in 256 kbit/s DRM-free AAC format. When downloaded, these high-quality files are yours to keep, even if you let your iTunes Match subscription expire (more about this later).”
“Since iTunes Radio launched in Sept. 2013, iTunes Match subscribers have been able to listen to the streaming music service ad-free. However, you still can only skip up to six tracks per hour per station,” Wolfe reports. “Apple’s iTunes Match provides a nice service for those hoping to improve the sound of each track in their music collection. It also makes it easier for users to access those tracks across multiple devices. However, iTunes Match isn’t for everyone.”
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