My family is from Brazil and I live in Romania. I use family sharing so I can use Apple Music from my family account without paying for an extra individual subscription. This is the main feature I am interested in. However, I need to use Romanian apps and I cannot find them in the App Store because my Country/Region is set to Brazil, and not Romania. I cannot change it in the settings because it says:

The country/region for your Family is managed by

Is it possible to use another Country/Region so I can purchase Romanian apps while still using my family's Apple Music subscription?

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This is not possible. All Family Sharing members have to be in the same Country/Region.

As stated in this Support article:

Not all content and content types are available in all countries or regions. To share purchased content, all family members must use the same Apple ID country or region.

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    I don't want to share purchased content though. The interface makes it look like I can deactivate this feature, but in practice it won't let me. Is it possible to deactivate purchase sharing only for me?
    – Ariel
    Commented Mar 19, 2019 at 9:50
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    What if all I want to share is the 2TB of iCloud storage only? Has nothing to do with location...
    – Baumr
    Commented Dec 6, 2019 at 13:48
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    It's fairly disgusting that this point is in grey coloured hard to read "fine print" at the bottom of the page - it's very ugly and beneath Apple to do that. I bought the subscription to share iCloud 2TB with my family and now I'm left sorely disappointed with a charge on my Credit Card to boot.
    – Aditya M P
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 3:32

Your Apple ID is only valid for one country. You can create another free Apple ID with a Romanian billing address (and you will most probably need a Romanian payment method, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202631). You can have multiple Apple IDs. The billing address associated with it determines with store you can use with it.

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