the_dunc_

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So, this is the dilemma:

The SA iTunes store is great for music. Apple Music is super cheap here! Its one third the price of the US store. (Thanks Zuma.) However, the SA iTunes store sucks when it comes to apps. I have a US account, but I now want to use a SA account for a family Apple Music subscription, whilst keeping an US account for the app store.

Today I made a SA account and signed in on my Iphone (originally a US account). When I wanted to subscribe to SA Apple Music, I got the following message: "This device is linked toanother Apple ID. You must transfer this device to your Apple ID to join Apple Music. You will be unable to transfer this device again for 90 days."

Has anyone tried what I want to try? If so, has it worked out okay? Has it been easy? What are the consequences of the above message?

Stay thirsty my friends.
 

ozziej

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No I though of this trick too, it tells you that the two "family" accounts have to be in the same store.
So you cannot have one in the US and one in RSA.
 

the_dunc_

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No I though of this trick too, it tells you that the two "family" accounts have to be in the same store.
So you cannot have one in the US and one in RSA.

The family account (for the Apple Music subscription) would be between RSA accounts. The idea is that these accounts would be used for music, whilst my US account, for apps.
 

Cassady

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Subscribed.

Same situation my side. Wife and kids in ZA...
Curious to hear if this works for someone.

Only (??) serious PITA would be having to switch stores every time for updating etc...?
 

Hemps

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I use SA iTunes account on my iPhone for Apple music I'm currently signed into the SA app store on the iPhone.

On my macbook I'm signed in using the US iTunes store, I tested it now I can download from US store, connect iPhone and transfer the app.
 

the_dunc_

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I use SA iTunes account on my iPhone for Apple music I'm currently signed into the SA app store on the iPhone.

On my macbook I'm signed in using the US iTunes store, I tested it now I can download from US store, connect iPhone and transfer the app.

If you sign in on your US account on your iPhone to download apps and update them, can you still access SA Apple Music?
 

Hemps

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If you sign in on your US account on your iPhone to download apps and update them, can you still access SA Apple Music?

Sign in with US store on iPhone, signs me out of Apple music im afraid.
 

Hemps

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So who is still subscribed to Apple Music, cancelled mine in February as I wasn't listening that often.
 

Cassady

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Been looking closely at this - from what I can see, Apple Music, iCloud and songs/albums certainly are cheaper using the ZA store.

What is a bit of a bummer, is high-end apps appear to be quite a bit more expensive...
By example, something like PDF Expert 5 (Readlle) would put you back $59 in the USA store. At the current exchange rate, that should come in at about R890 - but it's listed at R1199, which is closer to $80... This appears to fluctuate, depending on the developer, since another app I checked (also $60) came in at R2100, which is significantly more expensive...

It's a bit strange - but so be it.

Need to spend my last US iTunes credit (so busy listening to some albums on the old wishlist), and will make the switch then.
 

Hemps

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Been looking closely at this - from what I can see, Apple Music, iCloud and songs/albums certainly are cheaper using the ZA store.

What is a bit of a bummer, is high-end apps appear to be quite a bit more expensive...
By example, something like PDF Expert 5 (Readlle) would put you back $59 in the USA store. At the current exchange rate, that should come in at about R890 - but it's listed at R1199, which is closer to $80... This appears to fluctuate, depending on the developer, since another app I checked (also $60) came in at R2100, which is significantly more expensive...

It's a bit strange - but so be it.

Need to spend my last US iTunes credit (so busy listening to some albums on the old wishlist), and will make the switch then.

Apple Music US seems to offer a larger variety of albums than ZA does?
 

Cassady

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Apple Music US seems to offer a larger variety of albums than ZA does?

Not that I've noticed so far? Been getting some really obscure stuff that are certainly not 'mainstream'...

Must say, I obviously had low expectations, but really enjoying it...

Tune-in to a genre-specific 'radio' station - hear song I like, tap ... and +, added to My Music (or a specific playlist) - with the latter being set so that as soon as the song is added, it downloads to my phone automatically... I somehow never put that part together - always assumed you'd need to stream to be able to listen to it... Happy for pay R60/month for this!
 
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