iTunes adds 'Complete My Album' feature

Users who purchase single tracks from an album now receive a credit towards buying the full album.

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Apple's iTunes software has added a new feature called "Complete My Album," which allows users who purchase single tracks from an album to receive a credit towards buying the full album. This is a long-requested feature and a great addition to iTunes. Until now, users who preferred to buy one or two singles were placed in a tough situation if they decided later to buy the rest of the album. If a fifteen song album costs $.99 per song or $10.99 for the entire album, users who already owned one or two tracks would have to buy the same songs again to qualify for the less expensive album pricing. Now, users who buy a single for $.99 will have up to 180 days from their purchase date to use the Complete My Album feature, thus allowing them to buy the entire album and receive full credit for the $.99 they spent on the single. Much better.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.


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