How to Fix Apple Music Song Not Available in Your Country

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 22, 2020 2:19 PM
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It happens that when you travel or move to another country, you’ll have to take most of your digital devices with you. But what about your online accounts? Apps or items you use or have purchased in your own country may not be available in the new country you reside in.

Your Apple account could be one of them. Songs you purchase from the iTunes or Apple Music may grey out after moving to another country or region. In the following passage, I’ll show you how to bypass Apple Music country restrictions and to enjoy playing Apple Music everywhere.

Part 1. What to do Before Changing Apple Music Country
Part 2. How to Change Apple Music Country
Part 3. Three Ways to Play Apple Music Everywhere

What to do Before Changing Apple Music Country

Since your original Apple Music ID will not be available in the new country or region you move to, you may have to do some preparations before you set off.

1. Spend all your store credit remaining on your Apple account.

2. Cancel Apple Music subscription and wait until the un-subscription process ends.

3. Make sure that you have a payment method for your new country.

How to Change Apple Music Country

You can change Apple Music country by changing your Apple ID country on any of your Apple devices.

On iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch:

1. Open Settings on your device.

2. Tap your name, and then tap iTunes & App Store.

3. Tap your Apple ID, then tap View Apple ID.

4. Tap Country/Region. The Account Settings page will show up.

5. Tap "Change Country or Region."

6. Tap your new country or region.

7. Tap Agree in the top-right corner, then tap Agree again to confirm.

8. Select a payment method and enter your new payment information and billing address, then tap Next. You have to enter a valid payment method for your new country or region.

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On your computer:

1. Open the Apple Music app or iTunes on your computer.

2. Click Account in the menu bar at the top of the screen, and then click View My Account.

3. Sign in with your Apple ID, then click View Account.

4. On the Apple ID Account Information page, click "Change Country or Region."

5. Select your new country or region.

6. Click Agree to confirm.

7. Enter your new payment information and billing address, then click Continue.

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Three Ways to Play Apple Music Everywhere

1. Use VPN to Switch Country

Normally, you’ll be unable to use the Apple Music app when you move to a new country. And if you don’t want to change your Apple ID, you can install a VPN that comes with a server from your original country. In this way, you don’t have to change anything to your Apple Music account. When you’re using Apple Music in a different country, just open the VPN and switch the server to your previous country, all songs in your library can be easily played.

But the downside of this method is that you have to pay extra money for a stable VPN and it uses your monthly phone data when you stream Apple Music online.

2. Download Apple Music Songs in Advance

Since changing the country of your Apple account will delete all your previous downloaded songs, so you have to re-download them to the device that you’ll use in the future. After finishing the country changing process, these downloaded songs can be viewed and played on Apple Music and iTunes.

However, in some countries that don’t allow Apple Music to be run, you will not be able to open the Music app, let alone stream these songs.

3. Play Apple Music Everywhere via TunesKit

What’s the best way to stream Apple Music abroad? Download songs to your device and stream them offline with your local music player. This won’t cost you extra money to buy a VPN. And you don’t have to worry about whether the Apple Music app can be open in the new country or not, because they can be played on any given player.

With the TunesKit Apple Music Converter, you can download all your favorite songs to your computer. No Apple Music app or iTunes needed to play these songs after the conversion, you can take them to any country and stream them with no restriction.

TunesKit Audio Converter

Comes with an intuitive interface, the TunesKit Audio Converter is designed to convert all protected iTunes, Apple Music songs and radio shows into MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC and other common formats.

The specially designed engine can accelerate the converting speed up to 30X faster with high output quality preserved. With this tool, you’ll be able to remove the protection of the songs from Apple Music and play them anywhere you want.

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TunesKit DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Download and play Apple Music songs without limitations
  • Customization options to change output parameters
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert at 30X faster speed
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1. Launch TunesKit and Import Apple Music Files

add audio files

Launch your TunesKit Audio Converter and then click the music note "+" button to import songs from iTunes library. Or you can drag and drop the audio tracks to TunesKit interface.

2. Setting Output Format and Parameters

setting output format

Once completed loading input files, you can click the "Format" button in the bottom left and choose the output format among MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. You can also click the "Output" button and choose the output location.

3. Start Converting

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With format setting done, press the "Convert" button and TunesKit will start the conversion process. When it is done, you can find all your converted songs by clicking the "Converted" button.

4. Enjoy Apple Music Songs Everywhere

Now you can feel free to delete the Apple Music app and iTunes, all the downloaded songs can be played on any media player. Just import then to the device you're going to take with you and feel free to set off to the other country because music knows no bounds.

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