Many people wonder : how can I get US iTunes in Canada? And why should that matter?
iTunes is country specific. For instance, if you buy an iTunes card in the UK, you cannot use it in the Canadian iTunes Store.
So if you live in Canada, you probably know don’t have access to Hulu on your computer nor can you access it on your Apple TV. You might also know that US iTunes has more choice, that american Neflix has a better selection of movies: check out the listings at netflixcanadavsusa.blogspot.ca.
VPN or virtual private network is a tool often used to give you access to IP addresses not physically in your country. Thus, with the right VPN provider, your computer can tell the Web it’s in France, the UK, the USA or anywhere else for that matter.
Our favourite VPN service is Private Internet Access. Not only do they offer VPN service for your PC or Mac, but they can also work with iPads, iPhones … you name it. With over six American IPs, two UK IPs and much more, this service is a bargain at $39.95/yr.
Yeah but what about my Apple TV? You can’t setup a VPN?
Unless you jailbreak it, no not really but there is a workaround! What if you setup a second WiFi spot in your home that was broadcast from your VPN enabled Router!
You have several choices. You can obtain a Pre-Configured Router from the people at Private Internet Access or you can try it yourself. Now flashing a router can be difficult and we’ve destroyed a few routers this way, however we’ve had plenty of success with TP Link routers with L2TP protocols enabled.
But you still need an AMERICAN CREDIT CARD for HuluPlus!
Nope. In fact, the best way is to have a US iTunes account and use US iTunes cards. We regularly travel to the US and pick up as many iTunes Cards as we can for ourselves and friends back home.
Need us to pick up a few cards? Drop us a line and let’s talk!