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How to tell which songs are stored in iCloud Music Library on your Mac

How to tell which songs are stored in iCloud Music Library on your Mac

Want to know if you've downloaded a song locally to your Mac or not? Here's how. If you're using iTunes Match or Apple Music, you get all your Mac's music on all your devices, including secondary Macs. If you're not sure what songs you've downloaded locally versus what songs are being stored in...
How to download Apple Music for offline listening

How to download Apple Music for offline listening

Don't kill your cellular data plan; download your most-streamed songs and playlists. Apple Music is a streaming service that offers to make almost the entire iTunes catalog available to you almost all the time. If you're not going to be connected to the internet, or if you're worried about your...
Are you an iTunes Match subscriber seeing matched tracks as "Apple Music"? Here's the fix!

Are you an iTunes Match subscriber seeing matched tracks as "Apple Music"? Here's the fix!

iTunes 12.2.1 addresses the weird catalog mismatch and should bring your iTunes Match tracks back to you. If you had an iTunes Match subscription and ran into iCloud Music Library errors where your tracks were showing up as matching to the DRM-encumbered Apple Music catalog, you can breathe easy...
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Troubleshooting Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide

Troubleshooting Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide

Running into trouble with Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, or iTunes Match? You've come to the right place. While Apple's music subscription services offer a lot of great features—streaming songs from your library or the Apple Music collection on any device, or rocking out to Beats 1—they have...
How to use Apple Music without iCloud Music Library

How to use Apple Music without iCloud Music Library

Want to turn off iCloud Music Library? No worries: Here's how you can still use Apple Music without it. Apple Music and iTunes Match both offer access to iCloud Music Library, an uploading-and-matching service that lets you access all your Mac's songs from up to 10 of your devices. If you'd...
Apple Music eating your iPhone's cellular data plan? Here's how to fix it!

Apple Music eating your iPhone's cellular data plan? Here's how to fix it!

Keep Apple Music's cellular data consumption in check with these tips. With access to millions of songs, Beats 1's live streaming radio, and your own tracks uploaded to iCloud Music Library, it's pretty easily to run up a big cellular data bill on your iPhone or iPad while enjoying Apple Music...
How to tell which songs are stored in iCloud Music Library on your Mac

How to tell which songs are stored in iCloud Music Library on your Mac

Want to know if you've downloaded a song locally to your Mac or not? Here's how. If you're using iTunes Match or Apple Music, you get all your Mac's music on all your devices, including secondary Macs. If you're not sure what songs you've downloaded locally versus what songs are being stored in...
How to download Apple Music for offline listening

How to download Apple Music for offline listening

Don't kill your cellular data plan; download your most-streamed songs and playlists. Apple Music is a streaming service that offers to make almost the entire iTunes catalog available to you almost all the time. If you're not going to be connected to the internet, or if you're worried about your...
Are you an iTunes Match subscriber seeing matched tracks as "Apple Music"? Here's the fix!

Are you an iTunes Match subscriber seeing matched tracks as "Apple Music"? Here's the fix!

iTunes 12.2.1 addresses the weird catalog mismatch and should bring your iTunes Match tracks back to you. If you had an iTunes Match subscription and ran into iCloud Music Library errors where your tracks were showing up as matching to the DRM-encumbered Apple Music catalog, you can breathe easy...
Apple Music wish list: iTunes needs a "mismatch and force upload" button

Apple Music wish list: iTunes needs a "mismatch and force upload" button

Apple lets you flag poor directions in Maps. Why shouldn't they allow you to flag badly-matched songs in iCloud Music Library? I've been really lucky when it comes to my library working well with iTunes Match and Apple Music, but other users haven't been so lucky. One of the biggest complaints I...
How to set up and use iTunes Match

How to use iTunes Match: The ultimate guide

Apple has two music subscription services available for you: iTunes Match, and Apple Music. Let's talk about iTunes Match. iTunes Match isn't the same as Apple Music. With Apple Music, for $9.99 a month, you can stream Apple's song catalog. With iTunes Match, for $24.99 a year, you can upload up...
Seeing "Waiting" on your tracks? Here's how to manually update iCloud Music Library

Seeing "Waiting" on your tracks? Here's how to manually update iCloud Music Library

Are there tracks in iTunes that just won't upload to iCloud Music Library? Here's how to force an update. iCloud Music Library's offerings are great: You can stream and download any of your Mac's songs to any of your other devices, and if you're subscribed to Apple Music, you can even do the...
Over 25,000 tracks? Here's how to create a secondary iTunes library for Apple Music and iTunes Match

Over 25,000 tracks? Here's how to create a secondary iTunes library for Apple Music and iTunes Match

Want to use iTunes Match or Apple Music but have too many songs? Here's how to create a sub-library to use with the service. Until iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan arrive in the fall, users are limited to just 25,000 non-purchased-from-iTunes songs in their iCloud Music Library. If you have more local...

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