How to Use iTunes Match with Apple Music on Mac

This tutorial primarily deals with three important things: sign up for iTunes Match in iTunes 12.2; turn on iTunes Match in iTunes; and turn on iTunes Match on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

It’s been ten months since Apple has launched its Music service with much fanfare. Since then, Apple users have nearly forgotten iTunes Match, which was once music partner for many music lovers. But there are still many Apple users who dote on iTunes Match. There are genuine reasons for this fondness for iTunes Match, which is Apple’s $24.99 per year supplementary service. You can upload your favorite music to iCloud Music Library and then share the collection with other iOS and Mac devices.

If you are an iTunes Match fan and have subscribed for this service, you should read this information that tells you about how you can sign up for iTunes Match in iTunes 12.2 and how you can turn on iTunes Match in iTunes. Moreover, also get to know how to turn on iTunes Match on iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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How to Use iTunes Match with Apple Music on Mac

How to sign up for iTunes Match in iTunes

Step #1. Launch iTunes on your Mac.

Step #2. Open Store Menu (Account menu in iTunes 12.2) and click on Sign Out.

Sign Out from iTunes on Mac<Step #3. Click on store menu again and then click on iTunes Match (In iOS 12.2 Match tab will be seen in iTunes, click on the Match tab.)

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Click on iTunes Match on Mac

Step #4. As an alternative, you can go to Account and then iTunes Match.

Step #5. Now click on Subscribe for $24.99 per year.

Subscribe to iTunes Match on Mac

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Step #6. Type in your Apple ID and password.

Click on Subscribe to iTunes Match on Mac

Step #7. Once the subscription is done, click iCloud Music Library.

Step #8. Click on “Add This Computer” to upload and match your computer’s music library to iCloud Music Library.

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If you don’t see “Add This Computer” option on the computer, do not worry as your Mac can automatically do this.

Now turn ON iTunes Match in iTunes 12.2

At times, iTunes doesn’t recognize that you have subscribed for Match and Apple Music; moreover, users fail to turn on iTunes Match on Mac. In this case, you need to reboot Match on the computer.

There isn’t much difference between the process you will read below and the one we have mentioned above. But you are not required to sign up for another subscription.

Follow the first six steps as mentioned above.

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Step #7. Now choose iCloud Music Library to use it on this computer.

Step #8. Upon this, iTunes reminds you about your subscription to iTunes Match, and asks you if you wish to activate it on this computer.

Step #9. Click on “Add This Computer” to link your computer’s music library to iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library.

Step #10. Turn on iCloud Status to ensure that your tracks are matched with iTunes catalog over Apple Music.

Now let’s check how you can turn on iTunes Match on iOS devices.

On your iPhone you will see info about iCloud Music Library instead of official iTunes Match.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on Music.

Tap on Settings Then Music on iPhone

Step #2. Toggle iCloud Music Library ON.

Tap on iCloud Music Library in iPhone Settings

It’s done!

Some users face problems even after going through above solutions. In this case, you should email Apple.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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