Still Possible to use iTunes Store in 10.6.3?

dbdjre0143

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The title says it all - is the iTunes store still working for others in the last PPC version (10.6.3)? Been ages since I bought an album via iTunes, but a local group just released one and I wanted to buy it, but find the iTunes store nearly completely unusable now on my Powerbook. Are others still using this? Is there a workaround I'm not aware of?

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dbdjre0143

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It appears to be working fine for me.
Hmm, thanks for confirming. I reckon it must be something wrong with my setup then. My internet is currently out at home, so I'm tethered to the LTE on my phone, but I wouldn't expect that to cause any issues. Will try again though after the cable company comes back online.
 

dbdjre0143

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So, I kinda forgot about this issue until I went to use iTunes today, and strangely enough it is still happening. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do to address it? I couldn't find anything about that error code by searching.
 

iBoss101

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So, I kinda forgot about this issue until I went to use iTunes today, and strangely enough it is still happening. Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do to address it? I couldn't find anything about that error code by searching.
This is kinda off-topic, but what theme are you using on your PPC Macs? It looks like a El Capitan screenshot, but I see you still have TenFourFox.
 

z970mp

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This is kinda off-topic, but what theme are you using on your PPC Macs? It looks like a El Capitan screenshot, but I see you still have TenFourFox.
I assume you meant for me?

LeopardRebirth. You can get the wallpapers from the complete collection thread we have here.
 

ziggy29

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Sorry for the bump, but how about now? Until a few weeks ago, the Store and iTunes Match were working fine on 10.6.3, and now when I go in, I get error -9836. It says an unknown error occurred in the iTunes Store.
 
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z970mp

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Sorry for the bump, but how about now? Until a few weeks ago, the Store and iTunes Match were working fine on 10.6.3, and now when I go in, I get error -9836. It says an unknown error occurred in the iTunes Store.
I can get in fine. Haven't tried buying anything, though.
 

retta283

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From my findings any iTunes version since they rewrote the store works fine. This would be iTunes 9.0 to present. I find that song previews don't work on old versions anymore, not sure why.
 

maverick28

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Sorry for the bump, but how about now? Until a few weeks ago, the Store and iTunes Match were working fine on 10.6.3, and now when I go in, I get error -9836. It says an unknown error occurred in the iTunes Store.
I can confirm this. On Friday I couldn't make any purchase, play a preview (except, video ones), Genius stopped working: showing this error periodically making a connection to the Store, me launching the app and trying to update Genius. It appears they changed TLS protocols or certificates (likely both) which, unfortunately, means the end for all old iTunes versions and I don't want to use iTunes 12 so much (let alone Music.app). App Store operating in a normal mode.
 

ziggy29

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Some connections don't work. My DLSD (with 10.6.3) can still download purchased content, but can no longer play it streaming through iTunes Match. You have to download it and play the downloaded version.