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One of Apple Music’s biggest problems is getting fixed

Apple is addressing a major complaint some users had with the way its Apple Music streaming service functions when it comes to matching your personal music collection to an online catalog – a feature that allows you to stream your tracks from the cloud, via Apple’s iCloud. The company is now switching from a poorer matching technology to use audio fingerprinting. By doing so, it will allow for more accurate matches, and – perhaps, most importantly – it means that Apple will no longer be applying DRM to tracks in your personal library when it performs this matching function.

In the past, if you accidentally deleted a track or album from your personal library stored on your Mac, you could download it again from iCloud. But the track would then be copyright protected. Following this change, in the same scenario, those tracks would be DRM-free when you re-download them...


Read the full story by Sarah Perez (@sarahintampa)at techcrunch.com





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