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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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iTunes - U.S. Account

I know there's been a thread on this already, just can't seem to find it.

Someone has said that it's easy to set up a U.S. iTunes account. For the life of me, I can't figure it out ... every time I try, it asks for a Credit Card with a U.S. address.

So ... help me out - I'm clearly dense on this one - how can I set up a U.S. account so that I can get the U.S. shows and movies even though I live in Canada?

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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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Buy a US gift card on eBay or somewhere else. Go into iTMS US and click Redeem and it'll let you create a new account based on the gift card.
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Buy a US gift card on eBay or somewhere else. Go into iTMS US and click Redeem and it'll let you create a new account based on the gift card.
That's how I did it to play with iTunes movie rentals. Just get a gift card, and click Redeem.

I created an Apple ID with a US address.
US movie rentals and TV shows are fun!
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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #4
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I set my address as 1 Infinite Loop CA lol
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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #5
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...how can I set up a U.S. account so that I can get the U.S. shows and movies even though I live in Canada?
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TERMS OF SERVICE

10. Territory. The Service is available only in the United States. You agree not to use or attempt to use the Service from outside of the available territory, and that Apple may use technologies to verify your compliance.
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That's how I did it to play with iTunes movie rentals. Just get a gift card, and click Redeem.

I created an Apple ID with a US address.
US movie rentals and TV shows are fun!
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The Mayor likes me ... that's why! :-)

Besides, we're just pissing on the CRTC, which should allow us to have American content anyway!

Thanks for the help guys!
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This might sound stupid, but does this mess with any existing AppleTV set up I already have? For example, will my AppleTV still feed off the movies in my iTunes library (all handbrake'd from my DVDs), regardless of which account/iTMS I'm currently using?

Sorry, for some reason, this just isn't clicking with me - I'm guessing it's not a problem whatsoever?
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Hey, I'm just sayin'...
Please notice the term "available territory" in the legalese you quoted. It says that the service is AVAILABLE in the United States, but that we can use it in the "available territory."

If I look out the windows on the south side of my building, I can see the US from there. Until a court says different, that's "available territory" to me, since all I have to do is paddle a boat a few miles.
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This might sound stupid, but does this mess with any existing AppleTV set up I already have? For example, will my AppleTV still feed off the movies in my iTunes library (all handbrake'd from my DVDs), regardless of which account/iTMS I'm currently using?

Sorry, for some reason, this just isn't clicking with me - I'm guessing it's not a problem whatsoever?
No it works fine. I have both Canadian and US accounts. The account is independent of the actual iTunes library on your system. Just remember the user name and password for each account and you can switch back and forth. You are only logging in to the store. Anything you purchase from either store will end up in the same library file. The only thing you need to realize is that stuff purchased from the US store requires different authentication information than stuff purchased in the Canadian store. If you share your library with other systems they will need to know both authentications as well.
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I got the gift card when I was in Florida and set it up from Florida.

I find it hard to feel guilty for spending money on content instead of pirating it
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