5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2012 10:12 AM by pvonk
_jefftarango_ Level 1 (0 points)

Ok guys so just a quick question, I'm contemplating on signing up for the iTunes Match service, the only thing that's holding me back is the thought that downloading or "streaming" a song on my iPhone off my cloud onto my music library will use up my monthly cellular data that Verizon puts a cap on all of its customers. Because if so, that's making the Match service totally useless, being that your only gonna be able to listen to a certain amount of songs per month because with someone like me who has almost 4,000 songs in my library, that data is gonna be used up pretty quick on top of everything else we do with the iPhone. So if somebody could answer this for me, being you know by experience you just know by hearing stuff through the forums here that would be awesome. Cheers!


iPhone 4
  • François from Cupertino Level 1 (125 points)

    Hi,

     

    The idea of iTunes Match is to store all your music on the cloud.

    You have the possibility with this service to store on your iPhone your most favorite songs.

    Of course, if you want to listen to songs that are not on your iPhone, it will stream or download from iCloud.

    It will use your cellular data.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    You may find this Link of interest...

     

    http://macmost.com/itunes-match.html

  • _jefftarango_ Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok thanks guys, so there's pretty much no way of getting around the idea of streaming the songs without it using the cellular data? What about that setting in the Settings>Store>Use Cellular Data to download songs, ??? If I turn that off will that solve the issue or no?

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    _jefftarango_ wrote:

     

    Ok guys so just a quick question, I'm contemplating on signing up for the iTunes Match service, the only thing that's holding me back is the thought that downloading or "streaming" a song on my iPhone off my cloud onto my music library will use up my monthly cellular data that Verizon puts a cap on all of its customers.

    iTunes Match does not stream to iOS devices. All songs played are downloaded. And... yes, if you are away from a wi fi network the mobile data network will be used.

     

    To listen to music without using mobile data pre-download music while on a wi fi network, then the songs will be played without using the mobile data network.

  • pvonk Level 6 (13,722 points)

    Yes, turning off Cellular Data will prevent downloading on 3G.