Potential fix for macOS Catalina Apple Music and TV+ login issues

It has been a long while since I wrote something on this page. For the past days, since I upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Cataline 10.15.1, I have been struggling with a very annoying issue. I have not been able to log in to the new Apple Music and Apple TV apps to enjoy the subscription services that I pay for. I have now found a solution that is a good workaround for me so I want to share this with the internet and other people who struggle with the same problem as I did. No re-installation or new account creations is required!

After some searching on the internet I found the solution in two discussions over at Apple: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250828009 and https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250816289

A big shout out to Serge Rosenthaler who provided the workaround that fixed my problem to these discussions.

  • Sign out of iCloud vis the System Preferences app on your Mac
  • Open the Terminal application and execute the following commands
sudo -v
*** enter your Mac password ***
killall -9 accountsd com.apple.iCloudHelper
rm -rf ~/Library/Accounts
killall -9 accountsd com.apple.iCloudHelper
  • Restart your Mac
  • Open the Music app and sign in to your account via the Account menu in the menu bar
  • Repeat the previous step for the TV and Podcasts apps if required
  • Open system preferences and sign in to iCloud

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