Today I realised I’ve completely misunderstood what iCloud and iTunes Match do. It got announced at WWDC, and I, for whatever reason, assumed it was simply Cloud storage. In having a conversation with Mr. Colman on Google+ several hours ago, and the latest news that streaming has been added, the nature of what Apple pulled off dawned on me, and it’s rather impressive.
I haven’t downloaded music onto my PC in over a year, because I’m a happy Grooveshark subscriber, but, I know many people still do, and most likely, it’s pirated music.
The basic deal with iCloud + iTunes Match:
- $25 / year for up to 25,000 songs
- Stream and download your songs
- Access your songs on up to 10 compatible (iTunes or iOS requried) devices
- 256 Kbps versions of all matched songs, regardless of their original quality