We’ve got some good news for users of iTunes Match and the similar scan-and-match feature found in the Apple Music subscription service.
Back in late June, Apple’s Eddy Cue mentioned on Twitter that the company was working to increase the matched track limit from 25,000 to 100,000 in iOS 9. MacRumors recently followed up with the senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and he told the site that Apple is “definitely working on it” and that the new limit should arrive before the end of 2015.
If you’re not aware of the feature, it allows users to store all of their music – including songs imported from CDs – on iCloud. The music can be accessed on any iOS device, Mac, or Apple TV using the same Apple ID.
While the music is stored on iCloud, you can also download music from a specific artist, album, or playlist to listen to when not connected online.
You can subscribe to iTunes Match for $24.99 per year. That service can support up to 10 different devices. The Apple Music subscription service costs $9.99 per month or $14.99 monthly for a family plan that covers up to six users.
While I depend solely on streaming music services these days, I know many users who have been waiting for Apple to increase the track limit on the interesting match service. We’ll let you know when Apple does indeed raise the limit.
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