Apple Music Not Working With VPN? (Explained For Beginners)

So, you’ve been using a VPN to access content from different countries and regions. One day, you open Apple Music and the service is not working with your VPN.

Does Apple Music work with a VPN, to begin with? In this article, I’m going to talk about Apple Music and VPN, including what you should do to maximize Apple’s music streaming service.

Apple Music content differs depending on the region

Apple Music content might be different depending on where you are. If the song is not available in your region, you’ll get the “This song is not currently available in your country or region” error.

I’ve discovered that this error happens often when you try to stream songs from lesser-known artists. This is due to the licensing agreements that copyright holders have in place.

Although Apple Music has an impressive track collection, streaming rights might vary and songs can also be pulled from Apple Music in your country or region.

While the success rate is not 100% you can unblock content on Apple Music that isn’t accessible in your country or region by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

When you connect to a VPN server, your IP address is changed to another owned by your VPN provider. As a result, you unblock Apple music content that isn’t available in your location.

That being said, there’s no guarantee that a VPN is compatible with Apple Music. There’s a high possibility that the Apple Music service might not work entirely when you connect to a VPN.

Does a VPN work on Apple Music?

Apple Music may detect and block you from accessing the service if you’re using a VPN. So just try to disable your VPN app, and keep using the local internet to access your Apple Music library.

There have been plenty of people using a VPN for Apple Music and the app only plays previews of the songs, and in some cases, the app keeps going offline.

But to be honest, there is no clear answer as to whether or not a VPN will block Apple Music. In my opinion, it depends on the type of VPN and the settings that you’re using.

There are VPNs that block Apple as it’s trying to access content not available in the country where the VPN is located, while others allow access to content, regardless of location.

According to Apple, VPN and other third-party software that monitors or interacts with your network connections may cause connectivity issues with your Apple devices.

Some types of software, including VPN apps or configuration profiles, may have settings or restrictions that can cause connectivity issues within your device.

Apple Music cannot verify your location when you’re using a VPN

According to the Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions, you agree not to use or attempt to use the service from outside your location (the country in which your Apple ID is registered).

It’s Apple’s right to verify your location, after all.

Even if you connect to an internet network using a VPN from the same country your Apple ID was registered from, there’s a chance that Apple Music won’t work properly.

That’s the whole thing about VPNs, they hide your actual location.

I think this is Apple’s way of saying, “Don’t trust any connection coming from this IP address because it is a known VPN service and we don’t know where the person really is.”

A friend of mine using the latest iPad keeps having trouble with his Apple Music service. It turned out he’s been using a VPN, which prevents Apple Music from verifying his location.

I suspect Apple Music requires more location information now, and VPN prevents it.

The best thing to do is to disable your VPN

If your device appears to be connected to the internet via mobile data or Wi-Fi but can’t access the Apple Music service or make other connections, you may need to check your VPN.

According to Apple, VPN and other third-party software that monitors or interacts with your network connections may cause connectivity issues with your Apple devices.

For someone who lives and breathes mobile apps, I recommend not using a VPN when streaming Apple Music songs. The app works better without a VPN.

Sure, you might not be able to access songs that are not available in your region, but you’re complying with the terms and conditions you’ve agreed with Apple Music.

Use caution if you choose to delete VPN apps

Before you delete any software, I suggest you contact the app developer for more information about how the app works with your network, and whether it could cause connectivity issues.

On mobile devices, you’ll need to reset your device’s network settings after you delete a VPN. On a Mac or PC, you may need to take additional steps to fully uninstall their software.

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