UK & USA store switching issues

entropyfl

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I'm based in the UK and I mainly use my USA account but have the UK account for accesssing local TV content occasionally.

I was always able to switch back and forth but now I'm stuck in the UK store and can't get back to the USA store.

I just reset/wiped and started again with the Apple TV and did the same thing again.

Anyone else having this issue?
 

Tech198

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Mar 21, 2011
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Perhaps its got something to do with the Region as well ? *shrugs*

I just tried just switching to U.S Apple ID, and just switching was all that's needed to see those apps in App Store.

In my case, no region change required.
 
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phoenixXx

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Oct 20, 2013
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Having the same issues with this, I use a few apps on the UK store so switch now and again to update these. When I switch, my movies purchased in the US store switch to the UK, including UK artwork etc. However, when i switch back to the US, the iTunes store stays on the UK side, even if I change region settings. I have to log out of both and sign in again with the US account to restore it. Not a big issue as only switch to update the apps.
 

entropyfl

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Having the same issues with this, I use a few apps on the UK store so switch now and again to update these. When I switch, my movies purchased in the US store switch to the UK, including UK artwork etc. However, when i switch back to the US, the iTunes store stays on the UK side, even if I change region settings. I have to log out of both and sign in again with the US account to restore it. Not a big issue as only switch to update the apps.
Thanks I'll try that.

I did panic that they were phasing out this little loophole of accessing the iTunes Store.. All my content purchases are done on the USA store and I hate to think how much I've spent!

I don't have an aerial or sky so ive been watching the Uk stuff through ITV hub/BBC Iplayer which is what I was installing when I got locked out.
 

Coffee50

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Apr 23, 2015
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Wow, I didn't even know that is was possible to keep your US store even if you moved to a different region!

So it's just a matter of "not" cancelling your account (like Apple suggest), but simply logging out & signing up with a new account??
 

scouser75

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Oct 7, 2008
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Yup! I got this issue this morning. All was working perfect when I setup my ATV for the first time yesterday.

Now, you have to sign out and back in logically depending on which account is more important for you.
 
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iOS_Meeschter

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Mar 3, 2018
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I‘m having the exact same problem since I upgraded from my old 3rd generation Apple TV to an Apple TV 4k.

On my old Apple TV, when I signed in to my UK account there was a popup window that said something along the lines of „This Apple ID is only valid in the UK. You will be transferred to that store“ and when you then hit OK you were taken to the UK store and you could also just see your UK store purchases. Switching to the US account similarly brought you to the US store and you were shown your US purchases. It was so easy and convenient. Hope they‘ll bring this function back eventually.
 

entropyfl

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I‘m having the exact same problem since I upgraded from my old 3rd generation Apple TV to an Apple TV 4k.

On my old Apple TV, when I signed in to my UK account there was a popup window that said something along the lines of „This Apple ID is only valid in the UK. You will be transferred to that store“ and when you then hit OK you were taken to the UK store and you could also just see your UK store purchases. Switching to the US account similarly brought you to the US store and you were shown your US purchases. It was so easy and convenient. Hope they‘ll bring this function back eventually.
I'm going to stop switching between the 2 just in case I ever get locked out of my US account. I have a large library and 99% bought thru the US store so I'd be gutted if I ever lost it
 

570934

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Wouldn’t it be just easier to share your US purchases with your U.K. account using family and friends sharing?
 

rmm805

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Wouldn’t it be just easier to share your US purchases with your U.K. account using family and friends sharing?
I don’t believe you can do this. At least a year or so ago, I tried and was not able to join an existing UK account to my US family.
 

570934

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I don’t believe you can do this. At least a year or so ago, I tried and was not able to join an existing UK account to my US family.
Makes sense If the shared accounts have to be in the same region?
 

mattiemax26

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Nov 29, 2018
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Hi There

I saw this thread and looking a bit of help. I read an article and set up a US iTunes Account thou I live in the UK. So far no issues but I keep seeing posts about sales tax on items? is this billed when you purchase? or when you download or what totally confused ‍♂

I just use Store Credit for all my purchases but worried incase I get invoice later for sales tax?

My account is registered in Las Vegas, Nevada
 

Audit13

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Apr 19, 2017
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Hi There

I saw this thread and looking a bit of help. I read an article and set up a US iTunes Account thou I live in the UK. So far no issues but I keep seeing posts about sales tax on items? is this billed when you purchase? or when you download or what totally confused ‍♂

I just use Store Credit for all my purchases but worried incase I get invoice later for sales tax?

My account is registered in Las Vegas, Nevada
You would pay tax at the time of purchase.
 

-Gonzo-

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Nov 14, 2015
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Hi There

I saw this thread and looking a bit of help. I read an article and set up a US iTunes Account thou I live in the UK. So far no issues but I keep seeing posts about sales tax on items? is this billed when you purchase? or when you download or what totally confused ‍

I just use Store Credit for all my purchases but worried incase I get invoice later for sales tax?

My account is registered in Las Vegas, Nevada
It depends on the State you reside whether or not you get Taxed which will be added on as you purchase.
For you however there is currently no sales tax on digital purchases in Nevada.

https://quaderno.io/blog/sales-tax-digital-products-us/
 

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