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  Reply # 1597468 23-Jul-2016 21:09
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Stu1: sorry guys dumb question can I set up muiltple apple ids so I can get UK, nz and us apps without an iPhone or iPad, I read that its best to do it out of apple TV as I would need a us credit card?

 

 

 

Yes you can. You also don't need to supply credit card details. The trick is to not be signed into the iTunes store for the country you're interested, and then attempt to download a free app. It'll prompt you to create an account, and when asking for payment details there will be an option to not supply any credit card.

 

Also, if you have a gmail address, you can use the <username>+<identifier>@gmail.com trick to use a unique email address. For example, if your email address is joebloggs@gmail.com, you could have joebloggs+us@gmail.com, joebloggs+uk@email.com  and so on. All email will go to your joebloggs@gmail.com account, but iTunes will see them as unique email addresses.


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  Reply # 1597531 24-Jul-2016 01:03
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Yup, totally correct. You can set up accounts for any region you want apps from. I use my YouShop address and phone number for US/UK and the holiday home we rented in Australia a couple of years ago. If you do want to be able to buy apps from US/UK, my Air NZ OneSmart debit MasterCard works for mine. I used Outlook.com email - you can set up aliases from one main account so I set the aliases with AUS or UK in the name and used those for each iTunes account. The ATV4 lets you log in with each iTunes account and then switch from one to the other with one click, and it remembers them all. All the different region's apps will sit together on your home screen so you don't need to change regions to switch from one to the other. It's awesome.




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  Reply # 1597852 24-Jul-2016 20:20
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Brilant thanks guys, might just bite the bullet and get one love the chromecast but pain having to find the tablet or phone to get netflix going for the kids when half asleep in the morning thanks heaps

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  Reply # 1597883 24-Jul-2016 22:50
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I don't think you'll regret it. The other thing I like is that my Harmony remote works with it. I have a Chromecast too, but I prefer the ATV.




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  Reply # 1600908 29-Jul-2016 16:34
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thanks guys for all your help last question I have is iTunes says I can use airplay from a laptop as I don't have an iPad or iPhone, does this work well for tvnz on demand?, I wish they just did an apple app or Chromecast I don't want to have to buy an apple TV and free view box just for TVNZ

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  Reply # 1600909 29-Jul-2016 16:34
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thanks guys for all your help last question I have is iTunes says I can use airplay from a laptop as I don't have an iPad or iPhone, does this work well for tvnz on demand?, I wish they just did an apple app or Chromecast I don't want to have to buy an apple TV and free view box just for TVNZ

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  Reply # 1601007 29-Jul-2016 19:25
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Before the AirPlay functionality was announced I successfully cast TVNZ OnDemand from a tab in the Chrome browser on my Mac, so I can confirm it works with Chromecast. I haven't tried AirPlaying from a computer though.




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  Reply # 1601025 29-Jul-2016 20:12
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I can from my laptop but really bad quality, I don't have any apple products but pretty keen on the apple TV for the lounge and Chromecast in the other room, just gotta work out best option for tvnz ondemand

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