- Forum: iPod + iTunes + AppleTV
Just because they write an article based on the premise that it's confusing doesn't actually mean that it is. You can have cloud access to your iTunes purchases (free). You can have cloud access to music files on your HDD that weren't purchased through iTunes (annual fee). You can have cloud access to any song/album on iTunes regardless of purchasing it or not (monthly subscription). That's all there is to understand.