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Apple quietly raising iTunes Match limit to 100,000 tracks

by Killian Bell | December 6, 2015December 6, 2015 10:00 am PST

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Apple has begun quietly raising the iTunes Match limit to 100,000 tracks. The company announced the limit would quadruple from 25,000 tracks back in June, and now some users are reporting that the increase is slowly but surely being rolled out.

Apple is yet to confirm this, but a number of iTunes users on Twitter are reporting that they are now able to add more than 25,000 songs to the service without any issues. One user provided a screenshot to Kirkville that shows they have added almost 29,000 songs.

Your iTunes Match limit is used up not only by the music you rip to iTunes from CDs, but also tracks added from Apple Music. For those with large music libraries — and subscribers to Apple Music — this is a welcome increase, then.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, confirmed the iTunes Match limit would increase on Twitter back in June. We were originally told that the new limit would come into effect with iOS 9, but Apple obviously didn’t have it ready in time.

Have you noticed an increase to your iTunes Match limit yet, or are you still being blocked from adding more than 25,000 songs?

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Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...