Update makes iTunes Match play nice with Apple Music

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iTunes Match users get a fix with new iTunes version.
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While Apple hasn’t been adding DRM to your music, there must have been some issue with the service when paired with iTunes Match.

iTunes 12.2.1 is out now, and it contains a fix for any iTunes Match users who saw iTunes change some songs from Matched (which gives you access to high-resolution audio files that you own) to Apple Music (which will disappear if you let your subscription lapse).

Some users were reporting issues with iCloud Music Library, Apple’s new way to manage your music and media in the cloud. The resulting confusion had some people thinking that Apple was adding DRM to their legally owned files, including those they’d ripped from CDs themselves.

That wasn’t the case, of course, but it does seem as if some users’ files were mistakenly categorized, which could lead to the confusion.

Grab the update in the Mac App Store.
Grab the update in the Mac App Store.
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Thankfully, iTunes 12.2.1 should take care of the problem. The update also corrects a “library problem affecting former iTunes Match subscribers” and contains “minor bug fixes and improvements for Beats 1,” according to the release notes.

To update your own iTunes app, head to the Mac App Store and click on the Updates tab at the bottom. You’ll see the new 12.2.1 version at the top of your list of updates.

Via: The Loop