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Out of country App Store purchase

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by anfield11, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    I'm in Canada and would like to be able to purchase apps from the UK store. In particular BBC iPlayer and the Sky app. I am able to activate a VPN connection. can anyone help? Cheers
  2. macrumors demi-god


    You would have to register an apple ID with a credit card billing address in the UK.
  3. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    Both those apps wouldn't work FYI. Otherwise, like the other guy says, you only need a gift card/credit card. No proxy/etc is needed.
  4. macrumors regular

    That sucks! :)
  5. macrumors regular

    I needed to use a proxy when I set up my American account.
  6. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    Really? I didn't have to do that to get my UK account...
  7. macrumors regular

    How long ago did you do it? I only set up my US account a few months ago. Maybe they've tightened up since you did it.
  8. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

    Probably so. It was back in 2008.
  9. macrumors member

    Sky app

    I tried to use my Sky app in Spain this summer (to catch up on some Sky channels) and it wouldnt let me as it knew i was outside the UK.
  10. macrumors regular

    I'm neither great nor dumb at this stuff, but I think a VPN service gets you around that issue.

    My issue is the opposite as I have a UK VPN, but to watch Sky need the Sky App and preferably a BBC iPlayer UK version from the UK App Store. That's what I need to figure out how to get.

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