- 08-16-2011, 03:49 PM #2
- 08-16-2011, 08:53 PM #4
- 08-16-2011, 09:02 PM #5
I say this because of the backlash about the pictures... after 30 days the pictures are deleted from the cloud - they are only "hosted" there for the purpose of synching across your various devices. Contacts and calendar entries may also "live" in the cloud, but won't be "usable" from there, except as a source for synching.
That's how I understand that it will work.
- 08-17-2011, 12:58 AM #6
That can't be right. That doesn't even make sense. Why would anyone pay to store music in the iCloud if you cannot stream it? The whole point of the cloud is to store files/music online and be able to access it from anywhere on your devices.
If you must also have the music ON your device as you say to play it, then storing it in the iCloud also is pointless. AFAIK the entire purpose is to be able to access your music on your iPod/iPad/iPhone and not have to store it all on your devices.
It mirrors your music collection yes, but it only has to be in your iTunes library to be allowed sharing from the iCloud, not on your devices. That's how the music match works. It mirrors your music collection on the iCloud (it doesn't upload your actual music, it mirrors with songs from the Apple library, so sometimes you get better quality than the mp3s you already own) and then you can stream them from the iCloud to all your idevices.
That is how I understand it.
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- 08-17-2011, 01:19 AM #7
Here are a couple of articles - the first from Apple's own website...
Apple - iCloud stores your content and pushes it to your devices.
iTunes in the Cloud
Download your music whenever and wherever you want it.
New purchases. Automatically everywhere.
iCloud automatically downloads any new music purchase to all your devices over Wi-Fi — or over 3G if you choose. Which means you can buy a song from iTunes on your iPad at home, and find it waiting for you on your iPhone during your morning commute. All without having to sync.
Your past purchases. Available on all your devices.
Now you can download music and TV shows you’ve previously purchased to all your devices. When you buy from iTunes, iCloud stores your purchase history. So you can see what you’ve bought — no matter which device you bought it on. You can access your purchase history from the iTunes Store on your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. And since you already own the songs, albums, or TV shows in your purchase history, you can tap to download them to any of your devices.
Apple's iCloud Similar To Google's, Amazon's - Peter Kafka - Media - AllThingsD
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- 08-17-2011, 01:25 AM #8
- 08-17-2011, 09:34 AM #9
- 08-17-2011, 01:50 PM #10
I've got to think that this is the first step towards true streaming... but as Apple is slowly fazing out optical media on their PC devices, there has to be a transition period for true streaming. The last thing Apple will allow to happen is suddenly turn on streaming for everyone via iCloud and the entire server backbone melts instantly. Seems likely to be tied to a true "4G" rollout too for the speed and bandwidth...
- 08-17-2011, 02:33 PM #12
- 08-17-2011, 03:28 PM #13
So all in all, streaming from the could would be bad idea.
- 08-17-2011, 07:19 PM #14
- 09-12-2011, 12:16 PM #16
iTunes Match sounds great, but why not just sign up for Pandora, Slacker or any other streaming music service? Its a good first step but the whole purpose is to cut the need storage space on my iPhone/iPod/iTouch/iPad etc. Perhaps when they can do that I can get rid of my iPod Classic.
- 09-19-2011, 03:44 PM #17
- 09-19-2011, 10:00 PM #18iPhone Beginner
- 55 Posts
Streaming music takes a lot of bandwidth. Streaming ALL of your music takes even more. Apple is actually being intelligent in that they're moving to a service where you have a small player but when you're on wifi you can download and delete whatever music you want from your library.
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- 09-21-2011, 02:10 PM #19
If all of your music was purchased on iTunes, you don't have to pay anything. However you can pay $24.99 for Apple to give you an iTunes version of each song (that is NOt purchased on iTunes, but IS available on iTunes), and the songs that Apple does not have on the iTunes store will be uploaded to your iCloud storage (they will take up space, unlike the music available on iTunes).
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- 09-28-2011, 02:41 AM #20
- 10-06-2011, 02:20 PM #21iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
"Once your music is in iCloud, you can stream and store it to any of your devices."
I also saw a CNET video explaining you can stream it. It buffers and is cached on your phone, but only temporarily.
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- 10-06-2011, 04:36 PM #22
- 10-06-2011, 05:36 PM #23