2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2013 6:51 AM by ejpre
The Face At The Window Level 1 Level 1



Does subscribing to iTunes Match lock an iMac (or any associated iOS device) to that AppleID - like downloading previous purchases associates the iTunes account with a device and doesn't allow previous purchases from other accounts?


I have two iTunes accounts - If I subscribes to Match on an my iMac using account A and associate my iPhone with that Match, will I still be able to download my previously purchased movies on my iPhone using account B?


Will other users of my iMac also be able to access their previously purchased content on that iMac?


How many Matches can be made on one computer?


Can iTunes detect that songs were purchased on another users account and exempt them from my Match or does it Match every song in the library?


If I de-authorize the account that I used to create the Match on my iMac, will I still be able to use Match on my iPhone or another computer?



  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3

    Yes, iTunes Match associates your computer to one AppleID, and this can only change once every 90 days.  No one else will be able to download previous purchases or run Match on that computer for 90 days after you start Match, and if they do after that, it will lockyou out for 90 days.


    In contrast to their authorization rules, which are pretty transparent to legitimate customers, this is an incredibly annoying rule that punishes loyal customers and does nothing to prevent illegal sharing. I encourage everyone to write the nastiest feedback possible.

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3

    In answer to your other questions:


    No, Match will not match songs authorized to other users (I think it informs you about any, but I can't remember).


    Yes, once you have Matched a computer, you can deauthorize it, and even deassociate it and you will still be able to see your Matched music on other Matched devices. However, even doing both of these things does NOT change the 90 day rule.