The answer of this question explains that it is to install apps bought on the Mac App Store on multiple computers.

My problem is a little bit different. I moved to another country and I had to change the country also in my iTunes profile, due to my new credit card. As a result my iTunes store, App Store and Mac App Store are now associated to the new country.

How can I access and download my purchased Apps on my new MacBook Pro?

Probably one solution would be to change again the country, but it wouldn't be optimal.

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For App Store, see this answer for "Do I need to repurchase apps if I moved countries?":

All the apps you bought in country A are permanently assigned to your AppleID. Once you move to country B and you updated your details (billing address) you:

  • still can use them
  • you cannot re-download them
  • you cannot update them
  • you cannot convert your music to iTunes Plus (but still can listen, obviously)

There are two solutions to this:

  1. Switch Store's country and update your billing details each time you want to get your apps up to date (or re-download them). But this is a rather painful process, so a better solution is to...

  2. Create a new AppleID with the billing details for the country B. Switching between AppleIDs is much easier and quicker than switching Store's country and updating your billing address.

Let me quote why it has to be this way:

[...] this how iTunes has been designed.

For MAS - recover purchased apps on Mac App Store (formatted better and corrected typos):

Re: recover purchased apps on Mac App Store.
Sep 14, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to Mariokart)

When you switch regional/country stores your Purchases list does disappear and the MAS will no longer alert you to an update that may be available for an app.

However, all is not lost. But the one caveat is that is an app that you bought in a particular store is not sold in the new store then you cannot update it. Apps that are available from both stores can be updated, it's just that you basically need to hear through the grapevine that there is an update for the app. Then you go through the steps of buying the app and in the final steps the MAS recognizes that you have previously bought the app and downloads it for free. Once you have done this with an app it again appears in your purchases list for the new store and you are alerted to any further updates as before. You have to go through this process with each app.

Also see iOS: Changing the signed-in iTunes Store Apple ID account

  • Thanks! It works, now the problem is remembering which Apps I've purchased :D
    – Maverik
    Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 15:00
  • The purchased apps should show up in the "Purchased" section of the app store.
    – M K
    Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 17:33
  • Did anyone find a way to get the list of purchased apps? And no @MK, the Purchased sections does not show purchases from other countries.
    – nute
    Commented Nov 4, 2014 at 14:33

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