Questions tagged [itunes-match]

A multi-faceted music subscription service offered by Apple.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
40 views

Does iTunes Match match songs to Apple Digital Master versions, when available?

I've been considering getting iTunes Match (switching over from Apple Music), but I've seen some conflicting reports on this and it would be nice to know for sure.
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
26 views

Since the Apple Music and iTunes Store catalogs differ at times, do I need both services in order to more completely match my music?

I just noticed that some of my songs that Apple Music is marking as Uploaded rather than Matched, are actually greyed out on the album page within Apple Music. If I try to add these streaming versions ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
13 views

Music app not updating playlists

The Music app on my Mac (macOS 12.1) for some reason will not upload changes to playlists and iTunes Matched albums. I will add or delete items, and they won't appear on my iOS devices, and then a day ...
user avatar
  • 437
0 votes
1 answer
129 views

Does Apple Music include FULL iTunes Match functionality, or not?

I've been unable to get a simple, clear conclusive/official answer to this question: Does Apple Music truly include all of the feature set of iTunes Match? Bonus question below. My situation: I am a ...
user avatar
  • 2,438
0 votes
1 answer
22 views

Apple Music "share song" not showing up when I have the same song on my local library on macOS Big Sur

How can I share the link of a song to a friend when I have the exact same music (matched) in my library? The "share to" button simple does not show up. As an example:
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
50 views

Apple ID: how best to move iTunes match and Apple Music to a different Apple ID

I have two Apple IDs - from 2 different countries (one in EU, the other non-EU). Through a quirk of history one has iCloud 1(EU) and the other one 2(non-EU) has iTunes match and Apple Music, which I ...
user avatar
  • 101
0 votes
0 answers
42 views

How to make Apple Music recognize the assets downloaded in my media folder?

So, yesterday I removed all of the AAC downloads for my music library on my mac, because I wanted to re-download my library in the new lossless format. However, many of the original files for songs ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
65 views

How do I "authorize this computer" with the latest version of Music (which doesn't have an Account menu anymore)?

When I try to download a file from the cloud (I'm using Apple's match/subscription thing) it just says This computer is not authorized. You must authorize this computer before you can use Apple Music ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
53 views

Uploading from iPhone to iTunes Match Library

I have used iTunes Match for years to upload MP3s from my Mac to the cloud library. I then listen to them on my iPhone using the Music app. But I want to know if there is a way to upload items using ...
user avatar
  • 649
1 vote
1 answer
90 views

How do I download songs in a playlist in Music?

I used to be able to download all of the songs in a playlist from iCloud at once in Music, but the download button is no longer showing in the playlist title area it used to. It does show next to ...
user avatar
  • 399
1 vote
0 answers
54 views

Mechanism to force iTunes Match to not match/upload tracks

I've been using Apple Music for almost ten years now, and for the most part, I have no complaints. One issue I've run into though is iTunes Match will match a track, and because of the ever shifting ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
865 views

Understanding the point of iTunes Match: Is it only a storage overflow concept?

I am only now switching to using Apple's Ecosystem for my music, and don't completely seem to understand some concepts. I have played around with using iTunes to bringing an existing CD collection ...
user avatar
  • 3,168
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Music on iPhone not showing up in iTunes on macOS

If I connect my iPhone to my Mac via USB cable, iTunes launches and shows the iPhone icon in the toolbar. But if I click that, no content whatsoever is displayed under the "On My Device" header (...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
351 views

Can iTunes change metadata on the actual CD?

I used iTunes to rip a CD of a homemade audio recording of a friend. iTunes thought it recognized the CD but was way off (it guessed a lecture series about ancient history). However, when I looked at ...
user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
33 views

I need help signing up for iTunes Match

I have an older Apple laptop and want to load iTunes match. When following the directions the "Match" tab, trying to "Enable iCloud Music Library" or any other reference to the path that I can sign up ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

iTunes 12.7 how to download all music from iTunes Match

Mac OS 10.13.4, iTunes 12.7.4 Somehow my music library has become screwed up, and almost all of my 28,000-odd tracks aren't where they should be (according to iTunes). I can create a playlist of all ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
584 views

Re-upload song to iCloud Music Library

There's a few songs that I've added to iCloud Music Library using iTunes on my PC but it seems that some of them didn't upload correctly because (1) they never play past a certain point on my iPhone ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
230 views

iPhone Music app: music with an iCloud status of Uploaded can't be played?

I have a PC (running Windows) with a collection of MP3 files I ripped from CD. I installed iTunes (12.7.0.166) and setup iCloud Music Library, and it went through the uploading/matching process on my ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

How to sync audiobooks using iTunes Match/iCloud from macOS to iOS 11?

I have a couple of audio books on my MacBook which I want to listen to on a Road Trip. I imported the files in iTunes and then changed the media type to "Audiobook". Now they show up as an audiobook, ...
user avatar
  • 5,744
2 votes
1 answer
865 views

iTunes iCloud status: Uploaded

I subscribe to Apple Music (streaming) but not iTunes Match. I ripped a (somewhat rare?) CD, and was surprised to see its status as "Uploaded". Sure enough it plays on my other iTunes-enabled devices. ...
user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
2k views

How do I troubleshoot iTunes failing to add songs to my iCloud Music Library?

I want to add a couple songs to an iCloud Music Library playlist (in iTunes 12.6.1.25 on OS X 10.10.5), but the songs aren't in my iCloud Music Library: If I right-click on the songs and select "Add ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
647 views

Does iTunes Match just 'match' your library with songs in the iTunes Store?

I subscribed to iTunes Match a few days ago and it is obvious to me that it will not upload my entire library i.e. it only seems to be matching my library with songs only available in the iTunes store....
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
355 views

How to download iTunes song (via iTunes Match) using AppleScript

I'm trying to figure how to download the file for iTunes songs which are are not yet downloaded to my local machine (and reside in the iTunes Match Cloud) using AppleScript or any other library. My ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Unable to download or stream purchased song from iCloud Library

I noticed an issue a few months ago that songs that had been uploaded to my iCloud Library (a feature of Apple Music) were occasionally not playing on my iPhone. Trying to download or stream the song ...
user avatar
  • 383
3 votes
1 answer
97 views

I cannot play music in the status "uploaded" in iTunes through iCloud (via Apple TV, iPhone, iPad)

I have a subscription to iTunes Match. Recently, I think in the last week, I am not able to listen to the music that result in the status "Uploaded" , therefore is not matched. Normally if I load a ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
7 views

Purchased Songs are not showing in iTunes, AppleTV or iPhone [duplicate]

Why are some of my purchased song not showing in iTunes, AppleTV or available to play or download to iPhone.
user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
351 views

Recently added songs do not finish playing on my iPhone 6 Plus

I just recently added several songs to my iPhone 6 Plus. Here is what I did: Add songs to my playlist in iTunes in my MacBook Air. Sync music to my iPhone 6 Plus Problem: When my phone is playing ...
user avatar
  • 1
2 votes
0 answers
151 views

Some songs don't play in iTunes on macOS

Some of the songs in my iTunes library refuse to play. When I double click on them, nothing happens. When I play the song before it and then skip over to the next song, it actually skips the song and ...
user avatar
  • 241
0 votes
1 answer
303 views

Can I cancel iTunes Match and subscribe again without reuploading my music?

If I decide to cancel iTunes Match for a bit and then resubscribe do I go through the whole 'match' process for my music again?
user avatar
  • 8,464
0 votes
2 answers
280 views

Why are tracks of the same title failed to uploaded to iCloud/iTunes Match?

As the screenshot above shows, some tracks of the same title are failed to be uploaded to iCloud/iTunes Match. Even they have different time lengths and belong to different discs. For example, in ...
user avatar
  • 341
0 votes
1 answer
1k views

If I sign up for the 3 free months of Apple Music, do I keep Match-ed songs when the trial ends? [duplicate]

If I sign up for the Apple Music free trial (which now includes audio fingerprinting iTunes Match), will I keep my (DRM-free but watermarked) Matched music when the trial ends?
user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
13k views

iTunes Store Doesn't Recognize iTunes Library

About two weeks ago, iTunes stopped recognizing my iTunes library. I get this message when I go to either File → Library → Update iCloud Music Library or Update Genius: There is no such option under ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
90 views

How do I get all music off my iPhone without losing my audiobooks?

I never purchased any music and am not subscribed to iTunes Match. Everything in settings is set to "no" or "off". I have unwanted, unpurchased music and want to get it off my iPhone. However, I have ...
user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
4k views

Is it possible to share files between iCloud Music Libraries?

Previously, my wife and I shared a single iTunes store account and had iTunes match. If I added music to my library from outside iTunes, she could see it in her library and download it to her phone. ...
user avatar
  • 3,860
2 votes
0 answers
49 views

iTunes Match - i thought it gave you back all your Music storage?

So I sign up for iTunes Match and expected to see all my music storage- on my phone-go down to zero Gb, so i could use the storage space for other things. Naive i guess. So am I correct that every ...
user avatar
  • 21
0 votes
1 answer
142 views

some songs removed from my iTunes libary not always automatically removing from iPhone when using Match

When I decide I no longer like one or more songs from my iTunes library I remove it in iTunes (and not just the download). they then disappear out of my iTunes library and computer. All as expected ...
user avatar
  • 11
2 votes
2 answers
797 views

Moving country.

I have recently moved country and want to change my billing info over as a result. Before I left I took out a subscription to iTunes Match, and did not bring my laptop with me as it was wiped and ...
user avatar
  • 21
2 votes
1 answer
615 views

Why have I lost the ability to play my cloud music with Apple Music?

I previously asked this question about what I might lose if I were to switch from iTunes Match to Apple Music. The basic consensus was that for my needs, I really wouldn't lose anything. I also ...
user avatar
  • 2,438
12 votes
2 answers
29k views

Remove all downloads from iTunes? (But keep them in iCloud)

I have a mixture of local music that I added myself to iTunes, along with albums added through Apple Music. Fortunately, iTunes recognizes this and allows me to “Remove Download” for the songs I added ...
user avatar
  • 221
1 vote
1 answer
31 views

Stream matched/uploaded music when local files are not available

I use iTunes a lot on the go but I have my music at home on an external harddisk. Every time I try to play a song in iTunes I receive a message that the original song cannot be found. The laptop I use ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
514 views

Apple Music vs. iTunes Match

I am a prolific Garageband user, therefore I have lots of my own songs in my iTunes collection, which obviously will not be available via Apple's music library... I am currently paying for iTunes ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
3k views

iTunes Match music gone missing

I have been an iTunes Match for several years, since shortly after they introduced the service. Recently I noticed that entire albums were missing off my phone, or weirder still, that some albums ...
user avatar
  • 151
0 votes
1 answer
260 views

Exclude Music from Matching by Apple Music or iTunes Match

The matching algorithm Apple uses is very aggressive and will many times mismatch music from my library no matter how well tagged it is. This is a nuisance for many and the information on how to ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
383 views

DRM Free Music With iTunes Match & Apple Music?

If I'm right about this ... iTunes Match uploads files you already have and gives you back DRM free versions in a better quality? and ... Apple Music lets you download any file in iTunes library, ...
user avatar
  • 337
0 votes
1 answer
644 views

Why is this one playlist unable to be synced with iTunes Match?

I have a smart playlist made up of the following rules: But it won't sync with my iCloud Music Library (formerly known as iTunes Match), giving the error: Given that I have specifically selected ...
user avatar
  • 661
1 vote
1 answer
529 views

Can you trick Apple Music/iCloud Music Library by labeling music files as audiobooks?

I have about 40,000 tracks in my iTunes library. As I understand it, in order to add Apple Music tracks to custom playlists, I have to enable the iCloud Music Library, which I can't do with more than ...
user avatar
  • 121
4 votes
3 answers
3k views

What will I lose if I let iTunes Match expire, and instead subscribe to Apple Music?

EDIT: I just discovered that an Apple Music Family Plan actually requires OSX Yosemite and iOS8, which is a non-starter since we will not be upgrading past Mavericks (Yosemite caused me massive ...
user avatar
  • 2,438
0 votes
2 answers
393 views

Apple TV ungroups songs in an album

I'm seeing this issue all too frequently with some albums on my Apple TV. When I try to search for an album, the tracks are not grouped within one album. Instead, the Apple TV creates duplicate list ...
user avatar
  • 787
0 votes
2 answers
6k views

No longer an option to upload to iCloud with iTunes Match and iTunes 12.2.2?

I've been trying out the new Apple Music service and saw some odd behaviors, so decided I should update my iTunes to 12.2.2 (I think I was on 12.0 or 12.1 previously). Since the update, there is no ...
user avatar
  • 2,438
3 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why are some of music files not being added to my iCloud Music Library?

I have an issue occurring with my iTunes library an iTunes Match that I'm having trouble diagnosing. I have several albums with tracks that refuse to upload to my iCloud Music Library. You can see ...
user avatar
  • 44k

1
2 3 4 5