Where Is the New 100K Track Limit for iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library? Where is Apple Music for Android?

Just like iTunes Match, iCloud Music Library – which you use if you subscribe to iTunes Match, or to Apple Music – has a limit of 25,000 tracks. Back in June, Eddy Cue tweeted that they were “working to get 100K for iOS 9.”

Eddy cue apple music limit

Apple also announced that an Android app would be released in the fall.

For now, we’re still waiting on both of these. I wonder where they are. I know a lot of music lovers are waiting for the increased track limit, as 25,000 tracks isn’t really a lot if you’ve ripped lots of CDs and bought lots of downloads over the years. As for the Android app, it could help what seems to be a morose uptake of Apple Music.

12 thoughts on “Where Is the New 100K Track Limit for iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library? Where is Apple Music for Android?

    • I think Apple used the expression “It just works” in a TV ad years ago referring to the ease of connecting a Mac to the internet or hooking up USB peripherals. At the time, these and other common operations tended to involve fewer steps and pitfalls than on PCs. But Apple never claimed that their products would do everything a user might want with no limitations whatsoever in perpetuity. Context matters.

      So it irks me when people mock Apple with “It just works”. By and large Apple still delights its users with well thought out touches and refinements. That being said. I’m in no way excusing iTunes Match’s the storage limitation from well deserved criticism.

    • I think Apple used the expression “It just works” in a TV ad years ago referring to the ease of connecting a Mac to the internet or hooking up USB peripherals. At the time, these and other common operations tended to involve fewer steps and pitfalls than on PCs. But Apple never claimed that their products would do everything a user might want with no limitations whatsoever in perpetuity. Context matters.

      So it irks me when people mock Apple with “It just works”. By and large Apple still delights its users with well thought out touches and refinements. That being said. I’m in no way excusing iTunes Match’s the storage limitation from well deserved criticism.

  1. Come on Apple. At least match (no pun intended) Google Play’s 50,000 limit. Staying at 25,000 is just dumb if you’re trying to win the music streaming wars. I can just see Apple’s new ad:
    “Come switch to our new Apple Music service. You can store 25,000 fewer of your own tracks than Google Play and 225,000 less than Amazon Music”. Yeah! Sign me up!

    • I have two iTunes libraries. One with about 52,000 tracks with all my music, and a second iTunes Match library that I keep just under 25,000. I’m sick of having to always figure what I want to delete so I can add new music and still keep it under 25,000.
      I also use Google Play because I can get pretty much everything on there. I just hate their iOS app so much. Apple’s music app isn’t much better but Ecoute is a pleasure to use for iOS. This is why I’m so disappointed that Apple refuses to raise their limit. Then I’d have all my music available to stream, plus a fantastic app to access it.

  2. Come on Apple. At least match (no pun intended) Google Play’s 50,000 limit. Staying at 25,000 is just dumb if you’re trying to win the music streaming wars. I can just see Apple’s new ad:
    “Come switch to our new Apple Music service. You can store 25,000 fewer of your own tracks than Google Play and 225,000 less than Amazon Music”. Yeah! Sign me up!

    • I have two iTunes libraries. One with about 52,000 tracks with all my music, and a second iTunes Match library that I keep just under 25,000. I’m sick of having to always figure what I want to delete so I can add new music and still keep it under 25,000.
      I also use Google Play because I can get pretty much everything on there. I just hate their iOS app so much. Apple’s music app isn’t much better but Ecoute is a pleasure to use for iOS. This is why I’m so disappointed that Apple refuses to raise their limit. Then I’d have all my music available to stream, plus a fantastic app to access it.

  3. Everybody chill the eff out. If they said they’re going to deliver it they will. Match and Apple Music are in many more countries than Google Music or other services. It takes time I imagine to jump through hoops to get all infrastructure and legal stuff set up.

  4. Everybody chill the eff out. If they said they’re going to deliver it they will. Match and Apple Music are in many more countries than Google Music or other services. It takes time I imagine to jump through hoops to get all infrastructure and legal stuff set up.

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