Adding overseas family to my Apple Music Family plan

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by wesk702, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

    wesk702

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    does anyone know if I can add my parents overseas to my U.S. Apple Music plan? I'm already on the family plan and have a bunch of slots open.
     
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  3. nicho macrumors 68000

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    do they have US based itunes accounts?
     
  4. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No and apparently they have to have the same country account for it to work.
     
  5. nicho macrumors 68000

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    that is the case, yes (which is why i asked).
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    It would be all but impossible for Apple to offer this since every country has this own unique set of copyright laws. Even different companies may own different copyrighted tracks in different countries. Copyright laws far predates the global market.
     
  7. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Couldn't they just issue localised subscriptions, e.g. if OP's overseas relatives were in the UK they could have a UK Apple Music account 'billed' to the US family subscription.

    I think a more fundamental reason is Apple almost never allows delivery of services in an alternative country to where it is billed.

    If they allowed such cross-pollination of transactions then everyone in the UK, where a Music subscription is £9.99 per month would sign up a US account where it is $9.99 and save a few dollars a month.
     

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