Showing posts with label iTunes Match. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iTunes Match. Show all posts

Monday, June 10, 2013

What is iTunes Radio and how does it work

Apple have just announced their new music streaming service - iTunes Radio. The announcement was made by Tim Cook at the WWDC 2013. iTunes Radio is essentially a music streaming service which takes your likes and dislikes into account. The music that gets streamed to your device will take into account the genre of music you like and is customized accordingly. iTunes Radio can access the entire iTunes catalog, which means you have a choice of over 26 million songs to be streamed to your device. Companies like Sony, Universal and Warner have all joined the bandwagon.

iTunes RadioThe service will be free for all U.S users and will be ad supported if you have not subscribed to iTunes Match. You also have the ability to skip a track if it does not appeal to you. Once you have iTunes Radio you can start streaming radio stations to your device. You can add radio stations or share them - the app will also provide 100's of pre-built radio stations. You also have the ability to create your own radio stations and share them with your pals. iTunes Radio is built into iOS, iTunes on desktop, and Apple TV. Apple's iTunes Radio will arrive a little later in the US and the release should coincide with the release of iOS 7.

Siri will also play a huge role in iTunes radio. In addition to the personalized channels built just for you - Siri gets to give you more info on the songs you're listening to. You can ask Siri who plays that song or play more like this and Siri will do it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

iTunes match how to turn on or enable

iTunes Match is now available via an iTunes update. There has been some delay but iTunes Match is now ready for you in install and enjoy. iTunes Match is the option that lets you play all your music on all your devices. It will also match all your songs with good quality soundtracks and replace your music with original stuff. The way this is done is that iTunes Match saves all your music in the could and therefore is accessible on all your devices an time you choose. Comes with an annual subscription fee of course $24.99/year. We have already done a post of how iTunes Match works which can be found here

Note: Once you enable iTunes Match all your locally stored music will be replaced with iCloud tracks.
How to enable, turn on or start iTunes Match
1. Once you download  iTunes 10.5.1 update it will be accessible

2. in iOS 5 navigate to settings ==> music and turn on iMatch
3. You can then use the option 'Show all music'. with this option you can see all your original music along with iCloud tracks. You can then download iCloud tracks by tapping the cloud that appears next to it. When you turn off 'Show all music' only music that has been downloaded will be shown.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

How to use a different Apple IDs for iCloud and store purchases

Yes you can use different Apple IDs for iCloud and store purchases. This is totally Apple approved and so you don't have to worry. You cannot merge two apple accounts into one. You can however use multiple Apple IDs 1 for iCloud and 1 for store purchases which would include iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match. The next question that would arise would be - now that I have purchased music, apps and books using multiple IDs how to get all of it onto my iOS device.  To do that you would need to firstly First copy all of your purchased content so it is on the same Mac or PC with iTunes. This computer should be the one you sync your device with.

If you are wondering how to get all this done, apple has advanced support for it's users and you can avail detailed instructions from the Apple Support site. Using multiple IDs comes with its advantages. Now all members of the family can access  the same account using multiple IDs and purchasing and using all of this is totally legal. 

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