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# 208438 12-Feb-2017 09:48
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Been a Hulu subscriber now for around four years, never had problems with it taking my NZ credit card. Then about 12 months ago I bought a 12-month gift card off eBay for a silly price I couldn't go past. The 12 months is just up now and needing to load my credit card back on, but Hulu won't take any of my NZ ones. Anyone else had any issues with NZ credit cards recently, and any solutions? I know there are some gift card vendors online I could use,  but would prefer to just pay with credit card if I can.


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  # 1718854 12-Feb-2017 09:50
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I also had the issue, my kiwibank credit card expired, got a new one (same number but new expire date) could not update it at all as they now block all nz credit cards by the looks of it.

 

 

 

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  # 1718856 12-Feb-2017 10:04
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Haven't had to update, but it's still happily charging my AU AMEX card. I've found AMEX cards, for some reason, work far more often when merchants say they only accept US issued cards.




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  # 1719981 14-Feb-2017 13:03
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I had the same thing happen to me. I buy legit Hulu gift cards from buyfrompowerseller.com. I've used them before and they've been around for years, and I've never had any trouble with them. I'm using one of their cards at the moment. If you have a US iTunes account that's in credit, you can sub via iTunes using the iOS app, but then you still have to find a way to top up the iTunes account... (which no longer accepts my OneSmart card).





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  # 1719983 14-Feb-2017 13:06
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We used to be able to use our NZ credit card (BNZ Visa), but when it was reissued last year Hulu would no longer accept it.

 

We currently purchase US iTunes credit using my daughters ASB debit card (as iTunes won't let me use my NZ credit card their either), and use that to pay for both Hulu & HBO.


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  # 1719988 14-Feb-2017 13:13
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An ASB debit card works on US iTunes? I might have to call my personal banker.





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  # 1719990 14-Feb-2017 13:17
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An ASB debit card works on US iTunes? I might have to call my personal banker.

 

 

Yep. The only issue (which I suspect is localised to our household ;-)) is dealing with a grumpy teenager to get permission to temporarily borrow funds.


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LOL! Thanks for the tip. I'm with ASB so I'm going to get myself one, stat!





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  # 1720014 14-Feb-2017 13:45
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I bill through Roku as Roku accepts an NZ CC





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  # 1720042 14-Feb-2017 14:33
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i pay for hulu using a US paypal account. The US paypal account lets you load an NZ card to it.


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  # 1720109 14-Feb-2017 16:28
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At the risk of hijacking this thread, can someone explain to me in 25 words or less how iTunes works? I'm not an Apple user but I got curious while reading here so downloaded the software for pc. Unless I am missing something (probably) it seems very slapdash to me. The movie store goes way off screen so I can't read half of it and can find no way to adjust it and the links don't seem to match the films that are visible. If I click on something, I get something else entirely. This after a very long and seemingly convoluted install process. Is this how it normally behaves or has something gone badly wrong? I don't have any Apple devices, no apps, haven't played with iTunes before. It is all new to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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At the risk of hijacking this thread, can someone explain to me in 25 words or less how iTunes works? I'm not an Apple user but I got curious while reading here so downloaded the software for pc. Unless I am missing something (probably) it seems very slapdash to me. The movie store goes way off screen so I can't read half of it and can find no way to adjust it and the links don't seem to match the films that are visible. If I click on something, I get something else entirely. This after a very long and seemingly convoluted install process. Is this how it normally behaves or has something gone badly wrong? I don't have any Apple devices, no apps, haven't played with iTunes before. It is all new to me.

 

 

iTunes the app is a steaming pile of poo. iTunes store can be used to rent content or subscribe to services on the Apple TV. 

 


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  # 1720119 14-Feb-2017 16:45
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It doesn't do that on my Mac, but perhaps it doesn't work so well on other operating systems? 

 

Basically, iTunes manages your music library, plus you can buy and play music, movies, and apps with it (via the iTunes App Store which is separate but linked). Some of those apps (like Hulu or Netflix or some of the online magazines) offer subscription services via iTunes. I can subscribe to Hulu via my AppleTV Hulu app and it'll bill my Hulu sub direct to my US iTunes account. It's a good option for things that won't bill NZ cards if you have a way of keeping the iTunes account in credit. iTunes also serves the media to other devices in the house via Home Sharing, if you have an Apple ecosystem. Not quite 25 words, but hopefully that's of some help?





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  # 1720122 14-Feb-2017 16:52
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Thanks a lot. That does help clarify things but I have to agree with dclegg. Whatever is on my pc is a steaming pile of anal excretion. Or maybe Apple just doesn't approve of Windows. In any case, this mess is unusable. 

 

Only one more question: Do I have to use this crap pile to access Apple services or can I just forget the app and do it on-line via my (non-Apple) browser?

 

 





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  # 1720141 14-Feb-2017 17:14
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Yeah, I don't use the iTunes app except to back up my i-devices. I think, unfortunately, if you don't have other Apple devices, you're stuck with using the app on the PC. It sounds like the cover flow feature is malfunctioning on your installation, so turning it off might make the app slightly more usable. Instructions here: https://tunesgo.wondershare.com/itunes-tips/speed-up-slow-itunes.html





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  # 1720144 14-Feb-2017 17:20
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Thanks but I already removed the Crapple from my pc. If they can't even make that work properly, then I'm very leery about what else it may get wrong. I just don't trust quirky software, regardless of the brand name on it.

 

 





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