Apple Music ‘This song is not currently available in your country or region’ Error – Fixes

Dig into your current Apple Music app settings to find out what's causing this issue.

Apple Music is one of the largest music streaming services in the world. But, it also comes with restrictions. While Apple Music is available worldwide, not all countries and regions enjoy the sophistication of the music app. It is quite evident when the playback issue with the error message ‘This song is not currently available in your country or region’ appears on your screen.

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It may be confusing how a global company has some limitations when it comes to availability. The reason is that there are different licensing agreements on artists, copyrights and music labels in every country. Simply said, when a song is accessible in one region, it does not automatically apply that you can listen to it when you travel somewhere.

How to Fix “This song is not currently available in your country or region” Playback Error on Apple Music App

So, how do you workaround the geographical restrictions imposed on Apple Music? Well, there are ways you try to fix this error. However, the results may vary based on the reason why you have the problem in the first place. Still, you can find these solutions below.

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Solution #1 – Resync your Apple Music Library

  • Launch the Settings menu.
  • Go to Music.
  • Look for the Sync Library option and toggle it off.
  • Select Turn Off.
  • Tap Keep Music.

Solution #2 – Install Available Updates on your iOS Devices

An outdated iOS version can affect functionalities of your applications, including errors on Apple Music. If there are available updates on your iOS device, you can install it immediately. Just go to the Settings menu and check if there are new updates.

Solution #3- Turn Off your VPN Server

Are you using a proxy server or VPN when streaming on Apple Music? It may be the cause of the issue. Try disconnecting from your proxy or VPN server and try playing the song again.

Solution #4 – Update your Apple ID Country or Region

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  • On the Settings menu, navigate to Your Name.
  • Then, go to Media & Purchases.
  • Tap View Account.
  • Enter your password.
  • Select Country/Region.
  • Tap Change Country or Region.
  • Update your current location.
  • Tap Done.

Solution #5 – Reset your iOS Device Network Settings

  • On your device, go to Settings.
  • Select General.
  • Navigate to Transfer or Reset (Device).
  • Tap Reset.
  • Tap Reset Network Settings.
  • Enter your passcode.

Solution #6 – Sign Out and Sign In of your Account

  • Launch Settings.
  • Select your Apple profile.
  • Tap Sign Out.
  • Enter your password.
  • Select Turn Off.
  • After a few seconds, follow the same instructions.
  • This time, select Sign in.
  • Enter your Apple ID credentials.

Wrapping It Up

These methods above may help you fix the unavailability error on Apple Music. However, if none works, try to contact Apple Customer Service. They may help you figure out what’s wrong with your Apple Music account.

Eddie Mendoza
Eddie Mendoza
With a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Eddie has a natural knack for troubleshooting gadget issues. With more than 10 years of blogging experience under his belt, writing and publishing articles for streaming and related services is one of his main act. When not on his computer, you can find him tinkering his guitars.

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