I have a few questions as I am about to receive my first ipod Touch. Please forgive my ignorance. I've had a few 5G nanos but that's pretty much just itunes stuff; I'm not really apple-experienced and even on my (non-Apple) touch phone, I'm not very app-oriented.
1) Although my 32GB Touch is twice the size of my 16GB Nano, it's not enough to hold all my music so I hope to stream from icloud to my car- which is where I generally use the ipod. Since the Touch doesn't have 3G (right?), my plan is to stream from my icloud to my phone which will be plugged into my car stereo. It's not clear to me if there's an app to access icloud from an android device. Possible?
2) I currently have an amazon cloud because I briefly owned the Kindle Fire. I was sorely disappointed when I uploaded my entire itunes library, only to find that 60% of it was not allowed due to DRM restrictions. Many of those songs were off of personal CDs, while others were off various websites. I have very few "illegal" songs, so it was a surprise to me that so many were rejected by amazon. If I understand itunes Match correctly, $25 will allow me to bypass any DRM restrictions- so long as the song is available on itunes (so most albums should be okay). And what about the more unusual songs- live performances, underground covers, etc.? If there's no match in itunes, will they be subject to DRM restrictions? Do under-the-radar mp3s circulating on the internet have DRM restrictions anyway?
2a) I note that the description of Match covers "music you've imported from CDs or purchased somewhere other than itunes." Is this "purchased" an important distinction? I have many songs that I've legally but freely downloaded off of various music websites.
3) If I'm paying for the Match service, am I still limited to 5GB cloud storage? Do matched songs count against the 5GB?