(As a side note: I was reading a year end article just today and his problem was brought up again. If this issue is so widespread, why is everyone just quoting this one guy rather than talking about their own personal experience? Yeah, it appears that the guy was one of the few people that had the issue and if some of the articles about his issue are true, he simply missed checking one of two boxes in the preferences on iTunes. )
Secondly, the app has a home sharing button to get to my own untouched collection when I am home (it even supports 24/96 with the right DAC). Apple has millions of songs available and I have never been so desperate to listen to that one album that they may have matched incorrectly that I haven't been able to find something else to listen to. It just hasn't happened.
In short, I look at this as an extra, very nice, feature that has very little to do with the overall experience. For one thing, my 25,000 song library is minuscule compared to their millions of songs. Of those 25,000 songs, a huge majority were matched properly.
If I was so anal that missing one album in 1500 was a huge issue, I would probably just use Plex or DS Audio to access my music when on the road. However, I like having my music combined with the streaming service so I can access nearly everything from one app.
Siri on the iPhone is Seriously Amazing
As I have mentioned in aprior review, the service is absolutely amazing on the iPhone. I can be driving to work and simply say "Hey Siri, play songs from 1972" and music just starts playing. I can also tell it to play songs, albums, artists and they just play.
AppleTV 4 app
Siri has also been added. While it isn't perfect, it is a lot better than other music services on other platforms.
I think mastering is more important that bit rates once you get in the 224 kbps range and Apple has some of the best masters of many albums. I look at this feature about once a week and it has varied from classical albums (some of the all time great albums at that), Christmas albums, and this week they have singer/songwriter albums (Dylan, Simon, Springsteen, etc.). This section alone is almost worth the price of the service for me.
On the Apple Music app on the AppleTV, you have to listen to the "Computer app" to get your own local library and "Apple Music" for the matched music and songs available for Apple Music. I prefer the iTunes approach, so I don't have to jump from app to app to listen to music.
You can also get to genres by going to the "New" section, but this is just a way to flip on the app, click one button, scroll down to the genre you want to hear, and play it.
App of the year
In this case, the features, the compatibility across hardware, and the exceptional Siri control made this an easy pick for my app of the year.