Originally Posted by JMRouse
Google Music and Amazon's Cloud service both offer streaming as an option. Almost every iPhone owner I know uses Pandora frequently. I don't find this a good excuse for leaving out this feature that would make the service much more competitive. It's not like I am asking for iTunes Match to be a streaming only service. Just keep it the way it is now and add streaming as an option. Give the user that choice if you are going to charge them $25 a month. Just my two cents.
it's 25/year. it's also good if you've pirated a bunch of stuff because, if it's in the itunes database, it will be replaced by a 256 AAC version. http://www.cultofmac.com/how-steve-j...042#more-99042
i'm on the fence about streaming (if it's really included or not is a bit confusing -
This new service will help people become more comfortable with the idea of streaming their music
) because of sound quality and signal strength. i do like the cloud because i won't have to be near my computer to handle a majority of my library. i always have 'compulsive song syndrome' so it'll be nice to grab stuff on the fly. also, it's doing more than the 100/yr for mobileme is doing for a fraction of the cost so that's nice. edit: so apparently it will stream (they call it 'push") music from the cloud to your device over wi-fi only. you can purchase things the same way as now (wi-fi or 3G) and direct them to a device (i.e. purchase it on your phone and have it DL to ipad) rather than have them go to the device you're using. comes with 5GB free storage for things NOT in their library (music, apps, books) so if you have stuff that isn't in the itunes database, you can upload it. anything you bought from them or they already have will not count against the 5GB.