Subscribe to iTunes Match

iTunes Match gives you access to all of your music on all of your devices, even songs that you've imported from other sources such as CDs.

If you have an Apple Music membership, you get all of the benefits of iTunes Match, plus access to the entire Apple Music catalog. You can also get a Family Membership to share the catalog with your family members. Learn more about joining Apple Music.

About iTunes Match

iTunes Match uploads your music library from the Music app on your Mac or iTunes for Windows on your PC. Then you can access your music library on all of your devices that have Sync Library turned on.

To subscribe to iTunes Match, update your Mac to the latest version of macOS. On your PC, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes for Windows.

iTunes Match isn't a back up service, so make sure to always have a back up of your music collection before you make any changes.


Subscribe to iTunes Match

  1. On your Mac, open the Music app. On your PC, open iTunes for Windows.
  2. On your Mac, go to the sidebar and click iTunes Store. Don't see the iTunes Store on your Mac? On your PC, click Store at the top of the iTunes window.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the Store window. Under Features, click iTunes Match.
  4. Click the Subscribe button.
  5. Sign in with the Apple ID and password.
  6. Confirm your billing information and add a valid payment method,* then click Subscribe.

After you subscribe, iTunes Match automatically scans your music library for matches. A status indicator lets you track the scan's progress. You can manually pause and resume the scan at any time by clicking the Stop or Start button. If your Mac or PC disconnects from the Internet during the upload process, iTunes Match will automatically resume where it left off the next time you open the Music app or iTunes for Windows.

Once your music library is uploaded, you'll see the Download icon next to songs that are available for download from iCloud. If you don't see the download icon, the song is already in your local music library.

*You can use store credit to pay for your iTunes Match subscription, but you must have enough store credit to cover the amount of your first renewal. Learn how to add store credit to your account.


Cancel your iTunes Match subscription

By default, your iTunes Match subscription automatically renews at the end of your one-year subscription. Learn how to cancel your subscription.


Use iTunes Match

To access your songs and playlists on other devices, turn on Sync Library on all of your devices.

When you sign in with the Apple ID that you use with iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC,  you associate that device with your account and get access to your music library.

It might take some time for iTunes Match to upload your music from your Mac or PC. If you don't see your music on another device right away, check back later. When iTunes Match is finished uploading your music library, the Download icon appears next to music that's been uploaded.

iTunes Match isn't available for Android devices.


Learn more

iTunes Match availability varies by country or region. Learn what's available in your country.

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