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iConnected: Use AirPlay, iCloud, Apps, and More to Bring Your Apple Devices Together by Ben Harvell

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Chapter 2

Access Your Music and Movies on All Your Devices

iTunes and iCloud work together to provide a seamless purchasing experience across all your connected devices and is one of the biggest selling points for the service. Apple loves to promote the “music anywhere” message — and for good reason. Once you get used to having access to all your iTunes media on all your devices, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Whether you are downloading movies, TV shows, music, or podcasts, iCloud helps you keep all your purchases in sync and available across Macs, PCs, and iOS devices. This means that purchases made on one iCloud device can be set to automatically appear on the others so you don’t have to go through the download process multiple times. You also have the option to download previous purchases from your iTunes account on any device connected to your iCloud account.

Beyond that, the extra-cost iTunes Match service allows you to use these services with music you didn’t buy from iTunes by scanning your iTunes library for songs you ripped from a CD or downloaded from another source online and matching them to songs in the iTunes catalog.

Download Your Previous iTunes Purchases on Any iCloud Device

You know that feeling when you’ve filled your iPod Touch, iPad, or iPhone with music, movies, and podcasts, only to think of a song, film, or show you wish you’d included? With iTunes in the Cloud, that situation should become a thing of the past, assuming you have access to ...

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