Report: Apple Rolling Out More Accurate iTunes Match

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Cupertino is upgrading its song-matching tool for Apple Music subscribers.

The company this week began rolling out a more accurate version of iTunes Match to all paying customers. The new method, as described by The Loop, uses audio fingerprints to better assess sound data and match tracks. Previously, this largely relied on metadata, which often returned mis-matching tunes.

Now, incorrectly matched music in your library will be automatically rematched by the new algorithm; downloaded songs will not be deleted, The Loop said.

The move comes after some iTunes users earlier this year reported their music libraries disappearing. In May, there were reports that Cupertino was working on a fix, and that appears to be rolling out now. According to The Loop, Apple is "watching the rollout very closely," keeping an eye out for bugs or glitches.

The company did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment.

Current iTunes Match and Apple Music users likely won't notice much difference; Match newcomers, however, should start seeing "Matched" in the iCloud Status column.

Apple's iTunes Match debuted in late 2011 for $25 per year; it scans the songs you own and matches them with tunes in the iTunes Store. Songs are then stored in and fetched from the cloud, saving you space on your device.

In December, Apple gave iTunes Match a boost, increasing the library ceiling from 25,000 to 100,000 songs. And now, the function is free to all Apple Music subscribers.

For more, see PCMag's reviews of Apple Music for iPhone and Android.

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