Question about Apple Music and Travel

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by gulshan, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. gulshan, Apr 1, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2018

    gulshan macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012

    I just subscribed to Apple Music. I actually kinda like it but I had one question. In a day - 2 I’m traveling outside USA to Different countries like India, China and Nepal. Would this service work while I m there? I have 3 months subscription.

    Atleast will I be able to play already downloaded music from Apple Music?

  2. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I believe you can play downloaded music for up to 30 days before it needs a connection confirmation. You will need to download all you want to listen to before you leave the US.
  3. BigDO macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2012
    No, it will work normally regardless of where he is - he'll still have access to the normal (his native) library. Obviously this depends on internet access (which is ubiquitous in India), and offline he'll only be able to play what he's downloaded.
  4. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    Can confirm you're both right but approaching from different perspectives. In summary:

    If OP is never planning to connect to the internet they'll face issues playing back downloaded content after 30 days. Native Apple Music library can be accessed at all times as long as OP does have internet, and can access it in perpetuity. I used UK apple music in China for the entirety of the 3 month free trial before signing up for the Chinese one.
  5. gulshan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    Thanks for your replies. I will have internet over there at all times.

  6. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    In that case it'll work exactly like it does at home. I'd recommend turning off streaming over mobile data though for obvious reasons.
  7. gulshan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    Your right. Thanks.

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