With one day to go until Apple Music officially launches with iOS 8.4, Eddy Cue has revealed that Music’s iTunes Match integration will soon let users upload 100,000 of their own songs to iCloud for streaming at any time.
Previously, iTunes Match let users upload a maximum of 25,000 of their songs to the service. Cue confirmed that, while Apple Music will initially only support this number, the number of available slots will quadruple this fall with the launch of iOS 9.
Letting users add songs which haven’t been purchased through Apple may not sound like a major priority for the company, but it’s a smart move since it offers another bit of “value added” for people willing to subscribe to Apple Music. By comparison, Google lets users upload 50,000 tracks to Play Music — half the amount that Apple will offer.
Just one more example of how Apple is trying to make itself the serious music lovers’ company of choice.