Apple Music differs around the world?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jasoncordelle, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. jasoncordelle macrumors member

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    So while I was looking at the Apple Music website, I thought I'd see what the potential pricing is in my country - New Zealand.

    Whilst was not able to find any NZ pricing, I did find some interesting differences (OK - just one) but that made me wonder...is it different in every country, or are we just being ripped in NZ?

    The main pic is the NZ site and the two extra columns on the right are cut from the US site...

    Looks like we don't get to use the Apple Music radio stations for free, while the US do...

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  2. capuzino macrumors regular

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    Seems to be the same for at least Denmark, Sweden, UK and Germany.
    But for Finland, there's no even Apple Music page.
     
  3. jasoncordelle thread starter macrumors member

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    Strange.
    Considering that there's supposed to be a "global" feel about this, it still seems quite regionalised.
     
  4. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    It's the same for Canada. It shows "Beats 1" without a subscription but not iTunes Radio.
     
  5. josephkrishna macrumors member

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    It would be so much better if they could just have one unified system across the world, and everyone got the same treatment, rather than Americans getting everything leaving the scraps for the rest of the world.
     
  6. Rigby macrumors 601

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    This is almost certainly caused by different licensing situations in the various countries. I'm sure Apple would like to offer the same service globally, but in the end they depend on the local rights holders. That's also the reason why iTunes Radio is today only available in the US and Australia.
     
  7. jasoncordelle thread starter macrumors member

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    Despite the assurance from Apple that it was coming to NZ in 2014...I smell fish.
     
  8. darkknight14 macrumors 6502

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    On the UK site I can't see the same June 30 launch date as US, just 'Coming Soon' would this imply that it will launch later in the year?
     
  9. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    It would be nice and I'm sure Apple would want uniformed services in every country on the planet. It's just licensing agreements and regulations in other countries that keep them from doing what they want to do.
     
  10. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Yes exactly I'm disappointed too as I have been waiting for iTunes Radio.
     
  11. nitsura macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how the region locking will work on Apple Music?
     

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