Need some help

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dollarbillz, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey Guys,

    So i live in canada and wanting to purchase apple tv i know we get access to rentals now but i am just wondering i just got back from the states a week ago and brought back gift cards with me ive been using the american store forever.


    Now i have $150 in american giftcards on my itunes account so if i bought appletv and logged into my account can i use these credits?

    I heard if u have an american account on apple tv only way to rent or get movies is through an actual credit card!

    is this true?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    No, you can also do it without a credit card.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    so hd rentals can be done with the credit i already have? and if i ever wanted to add more i would have to do it through my comptuer not ATV right?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    as i understand (and please don't flame me 'cause i only got my APTV yesterday), detailed transactions are done in the computer. if you have credit in ur account, it will be used.

    i just don't know about american credits. considering that there's a conversion involved, i would think u can only use US$ credit on a US account.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    It is getting a bit confusing. - At least for me.

    I understand you have an american account already? If yes, you can redeem your US gift cards on that account.
    If not, you can create a US account just by using these gift cards - whithout having to have a US credit card.

    You CANNOT use your US gift cards for a Canadian iTunes account.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry i should be more clear i have 2 accounts

    1 CDN
    1 US

    my cdn one is hooked up to my cc and such i use that for music mainly

    My us one is giftcards only becuase i want TV and MOVIES! but what ive been told is if u have giftcards u cant purchase rentals and movies from APPLETV itself only from itunes on ur computer

    So i got one with american giftcards and an american address which i will use for apple tv to rent movies buy movies and tv shows


    and the cdn one for music

    i just want to make sure i can buy movies and tv from appletv on the fly with the remote with giftcards on the account some say u need a cc to do this?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this works with a US account (in the US store)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks cause i would hate not to be able to order movies from the remote as u can only see the HD option from within APPLETV
     

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