Changing iTunes region, what happens to purchased movies?

m11rphy

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Hi All,

Im based in the UK with an UK iTunes account which I have purchased over 100 movies, I'm about to move the US and want to convert my iTunes account to the US. My question is if, if I convert my account over to the US will I lose access to all my movies? I know I could download them first but I want to be able to still stream them in 4K on my apple TVS
 

-Gonzo-

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Nov 14, 2015
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You could lose access to some due to distributor differences, they’d still be attached to your account but only available if you returned the account to a UK account.
(Example, The Prestige which is Warner Bros in the UK but Disney in the US and your licensing agreement would be between you and Warner not Disney.)
You could do some research first to see if you have any purchases that are likely to fall foul and just back those up. The best thing would be to backup all your purchases just in case and then see what the situation is when you switch regions.
 

m11rphy

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Original poster
Dec 26, 2009
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You could lose access to some due to distributor differences, they’d still be attached to your account but only available if you returned the account to a UK account.
(Example, The Prestige which is Warner Bros in the UK but Disney in the US and your licensing agreement would be between you and Warner not Disney.)
You could do some research first to see if you have any purchases that are likely to fall foul and just back those up. The best thing would be to backup all your purchases just in case and then see what the situation is when you switch regions.
Thanks dude that’s very helpful
 

Tech198

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Mar 21, 2011
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You could lose access to some due to distributor differences, they’d still be attached to your account but only available if you returned the account to a UK account.
(Example, The Prestige which is Warner Bros in the UK but Disney in the US and your licensing agreement would be between you and Warner not Disney.)
You could do some research first to see if you have any purchases that are likely to fall foul and just back those up. The best thing would be to backup all your purchases just in case and then see what the situation is when you switch regions.
As in using Home sharing to stream ? You must still sign in to view once every 30 day i think. so Apple can delete them then no ?

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201389
 

DeanLubaki

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May 29, 2014
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You'll need to download them locally and see which ones become unavailable in the cloud because of licensing differences.