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Sams Teach Yourself iTunes Match in 10 Minutes

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  • Copyright 2012
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33609-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33609-6

Sams Teach Yourself iTunes Match in 10 Minutes is a quick reference guide to using Apple's iTunes Match service. This book explains all the varied features of the service, including essential details such as signing up, upgrading your entire library, understanding various iTunes Match settings, getting around the 25,000 song limit, using the service with Apple TV, troubleshooting problems, using it with iOS devices, and plenty more. Each topic is covered in short, easy to understand chapters that help you quickly and easily use the service to its full potential, resulting in higher-quality music, endless hours of streaming, and more.

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Table of Contents


1    Getting Started with iTunes Match

    What Is iTunes Match?

    Signing Up for iTunes Match

    Purchasing and Setting Up iTunes Match

    Other Cloud-Related iTunes Services


2    Upgrading Your iTunes Library and Fine-Tuning Your Matches

    Upgrading Your Matched Tracks

    Getting More Tracks to Match


3    How to Work Around iTunes Match’s 25,000 Song Limit

    Limits Were Made to Be Broken


4    Removing Personalization from Your Upgraded Library


    Removing Personal Data

    Other Options


5    iTunes Match on iOS: The Basics

    iOS Integration: An iTunes Match Killer Feature

    How iTunes Match Works on iOS

    Using iTunes Match on iOS

    Everything But the Kitchen Sync


6    iTunes Match on iOS: Advanced


    Monitoring Usage and Deleting Your Cached Music

    The iOS Accessory Catch


7    Accessing iTunes Match on Your Mac or PC

    Why Use iTunes Match on a Second Computer

    How to Do It


8    iTunes Match and the Apple TV

    What Is the Apple TV?

    How Can Apple TV Access Your Music?

    Why Bother with iTunes Match?

    How to Use iTunes Match on the Apple TV


9    iTunes Match Restrictions

    You Get What You Pay For

    Playlist Limitation

    What a Difference Three Months Make

    Other Limitations


10     Dealing with iTunes Match Track Errors

    The Problem

    The Solution


11     Dealing with iTunes Match Playback Problems

    The Problem

    The Solution(s)

    Playback Issues on a Mac or PC


12     Music Linked to Multiple Apple IDs

    Authorized Tracks

    A Now-Familiar Routine


13     Audiobooks and iTunes Match

    Audiobooks Don't Automatically Match

    Force-Matching Audiobooks


14     Advanced iTunes Match Tips

    An Upgraded Downgrade

    A Space-Saving Trick

    How to Get Genius Playlists with iTunes Match Enabled on iOS


15     Should You Renew?

    The Decision

    You Don’t Lose It All If You Don’t Renew

    What You Lose If You Don’t Renew

    How to Decide If You Should Renew iTunes Match


16     Helpful Smart Playlists

    Recently Added Smart Playlist

    Forgotten Favorites Smart Playlist

    Least Often Played Smart Playlist

    Not Rated Smart Playlist

    Creating Smart Playlists for Songs You Don’t Like


TOC, 9780672336096, 3/5/2012


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