Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 10:10 AM (in response to Schwerigkeiten)
Yes, computers count as "devices" for iTunes Match.
From anywhere in iTunes pull down Store > View my Account. You'll be prompted to authenticate. In the middle of the page you will see a section called "iTunes in the Cloud" which will tell you how many "devices" you have associated with the Apple ID (iTunes Store account ID). To remove any devices click the link "manage devices."
Keep in mind that having a device associated with your iTunes Store ID is not the same as "authenticating" a computer to play protected content such as rented or purchased movies or TV shows.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 2:38 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Thanks Michael. I do know that computers count as devices and that up to 5 of your devices can be computers with iTunes Match. However, I was talking about one computer with multiple iTunes libraries in my post above. I have four iTunes libraries on my Mac (for Christmas, Christian, CDs, and Pop), all of which I had intended to enable for Match. However, after enabling my first iTunes library for Match, I then opened the next library (on the same computer) that I wanted to enable for Match, and I got a message asking if I wanted to "Add This Computer," as if the library I was about to enable was on a different computer from the first library I had just enabled. This leads me to think that each iTunes library on my computer would be considered a separate device (since computers are considered devices), even though it makes no sense. If this is the case, since my husband and daughter also use the same Apple ID and have their own computers, each with one iTunes library, 10 devices would not be enough between our computers, iPads, and iPhones.
Also, I know how to find how many devices are associated with your Apple ID at the iTunes Store. However, this does not tell you how many of those devices have been enabled for Match, which is what I am trying to find out before enabling all four libraries on my computer. I don't want to find out too late that I just used up four of my ten devices for libraries on one computer.
Thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to Schwerigkeiten)
Looks like I did slightly mis-read your original question.
No, additional libraries on the same computer do not count as additional devices. I've got multiple libraries myself and use them for testing. Just tap the "add this computer" link to add the library to iTunes Match. The wording could be a little confusing, I guess.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to Schwerigkeiten)
Besides, you can delete a device from you list at any time by going under your store account and clicking on manage devices and then remove device.
So if you do match out just doing testing you can always go back and delete your test devices.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2012 10:46 PM (in response to carltonfrombedford)
But the only thing the Mange Devices list in the Store shows are the devices that you have associated with your Apple ID, right? It doesn't actually show how many of those devices have been enabled for iTunes Match, which is what I was looking for.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Schwerigkeiten)
There is another section right after the Apple ID devices that show which devices are associated with iTunes Match.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to cdbarreras)
The only thing I see listed below Manage Devices is Hidden Purchases and iTunes Match, which only shows the date your subscription will expire and whether or not you have Auto Renew turned on. I don't see anything that mentions devices associated with iTunes Match.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to Schwerigkeiten)
You have to click the words "manage devices" to see the list of devices associated with that iTunes Store account ID.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2012 10:07 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
I did click on the words "manage devices" and all it shows are the devices associated with my Apple ID. Only one of my devices listed has been enabled for iTunes Match thus far; however, this information is not listed. There is no mention at all of which devices have been enabled for iTunes Match.