Apple TV / UK films

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mac2thefuture, May 21, 2008.

  1. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    Hi and sorry if this has been posted before, infact I know it is somewhere but I don't know how to use this search facility???

    When o when will films be available to the UK market? Anyone know
     
  2. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

    SpaceMagic

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    The problem is no one knows. I think somewhere Jobs did state sometime in 2008 though but I too am waiting for films! Especially rental.
     
  3. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    He said by the end of the year so I say december nice little xmas present
     
  4. steve bate macrumors member

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  5. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    Steve - how do you open a US account from the UK??

    d:apple:
     
  6. steve bate macrumors member

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    Buy a US store iTunes voucher (if you dont find yourself in the US very often there are tons on fleabay) set up a new account with the voucher (good to use a .com email address) you dont need to enter a credit card number, all you need is a US zip code (90210!!)

    Voila, HD rental!!

    Steve
     
  7. Fergster macrumors newbie

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    I have to second Steve's suggestion. I've had one for a while now and it's like having a totally different device. My bedroom ATV is logged into the UK store and it's pretty low on offereings.

    However, the living room ATV is signed into the US store and I have movie rentals/purchaes and oodles of TV shows available to me. The best part is that any purchases are available in the bedroom once the living room has synched with my main Mac.

    I bought one of the many iTunes vouchers available on ebay and it's pretty straight forward to set up the account. The key thing is to put in a full US address when setting the account up.

    Ferg
     
  8. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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  9. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I need to do this, get songs for 50p each as well.

    Can't they tell where your coming from by your IP address.
     
  10. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    No they don't care, they still get money but only bother to get the music as TV Shows & Movies are cripe quality.
     
  11. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tips - I have got a voucher from ebay so I will report back with my experiences -

    what you say about the qualty northy - is it different to the uk store's? I would have thought that it would be the same the world over?

    Thanks

    d:apple:
     
  12. northy124 macrumors 68020

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  13. TXCraig macrumors 6502a

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    But your not paying VAT? What will the EU say about this?
     
  14. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    EU can go shove it up their bums LoL.
     
  15. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Today's Times is reporting that Apple have reached an agreement with four movie studios to start selling, and renting, movies through the iTunes store in the UK.

    The studios are Disney, Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers and the prices will be "on a par with DVDs."

    It also notes that Lions Gate and MGM are close to agreeing a deal.

    However, it doesn't give a date for the introduction of the service.
     
  16. reidjr macrumors member

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    It is expected canada is aslo part of this agreement.
     
  17. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yes they can.

    Reason they allow it (I reckon..) is so if you are travelling, you can still use your home iTunes Account and buy from there, even though you aren't in the country at present.
     

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