iTunes Match Will Be Part of Apple Music + Increasing Limit to 100,000 Songs
If you're an iTunes Match user, you'll be happy to know that not only is the service going to make the leap over to Apple Music, but it's also going growing.
Match is the service that allows users who pay an annual fee to keep their entire iTunes library on the cloud. Currently, the service has a 25,000 song limit.
But in a tweet yesterday, Apple VP Eddy Cue confirmed that Apple Music will include the iTunes Match functionality, and that the company plans to bump the limit to 100,000 songs. Cue said Apple Music will launch with a capacity for 25,000 songs but is "working to get to 100k for iOS 9."
That's good news for completist Apple Music users. Since there will still be a fair amount of music that won't be part of Apple Music at launch, users can easily supplement the gaps with their own collections -- without having to pay the $25 iTunes Match fee, since the service is apparently part of Apple Music.
Apple Music launches at 11 AM ET June 30. Beats 1, the accompanying radio station, will launch at noon, starting with the new show featuring Zane Lowe, formerly of BBC Radio 1.