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Master Geek
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Topic # 148963 7-Jul-2014 09:09
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Good morning all.

Are there any issues using a USA iTunes acct while outside the states, or is it safer to access it behind a VPN service while in NZ ?

I assume you have to be behind a VPN for streaming via an AppleTV , but how about general app purchasing?



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  Reply # 1082186 7-Jul-2014 09:15
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Itunes don't care beyond the initial credit card check for us residence.

I've happily bought, streamed and operated my US itunes in this country without any geo-relocation at all (for about 4 years now)

Have fun and worry not!

Edit for autocorrect silliness!

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  Reply # 1082200 7-Jul-2014 09:19
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That's a weight off my mind. I used a $50 iTunes card when I set up the account and didnt want it to be "blocked" the first time I used it outside a VPN.

Thanks for the quick response :)


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  Reply # 1082203 7-Jul-2014 09:25
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No worries!

Itunes operates a "you pay, we play" policy and doesn't seem to care if it's "US Cittizens" travel or live overseas for a while ;)

Google 'onesmart' for an easier/cheaper way to pay if your "US credit card" stops working, or your US "family" stop sending your itunes prepay cards for only their face value.


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