I pay for iTunes Match, account is in good standing, auto-renew is turned on.

I just update to iTunes now I have ads when using iTunes radio. How do I get rid of them? I've already tried these recommendations.

UPDATE: I went to Store -> Update iTunes Match, after it updated I skipped through the max (6 songs) on 4 different stations (24 total songs) and have not seen an ad yet. Maybe that did the trick. I was skipping through them though, not listening to them.


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I have the same problem, and found something that worked. I skipped around 30 songs, listen to 3 on the same station (as I am writing this post) and no ads.

iPhone 5s - No commercials there
2 PCs: one with Windows 7 (64-bit) and the other Windows 8.1 (64-bit);

I have iTunes Match and still here ads

Enter iTunes → Store → Deauthorize this computer

Store → Authorize this computer
Store → Turn on iTunes match


I don't think they have anything to do with one another. iTunes match gives you the high-quality version of any song in your library. You can then have access to these songs from any of your devices.

iTunes radio is just listening to music, online, like a radio.

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    They do have something to do with one another because by purchasing iTunes Match you are supposed to also get AD-free iTunes Radio as part of the deal. From this thread (discussions.apple.com/thread/6616500) it seems like it might just be a PC issue. Users are saying iPads and iMacs are not getting ads, but PC users are.
    – gfrobenius
    Oct 23, 2014 at 16:19

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