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  1. maxthebrax

    maxthebrax Member

    I am thinking about buying the nexus 7 in the USA and then moving to Sweden (Europe). Wil the amount of media content be restricted or challenged???

  2. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    get your google account setup here set it up as a USA account then taske it there if that doesnt work there are workarounds out there
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  3. maxthebrax

    maxthebrax Member

    Thanks!!! That really helped!
  4. maxthebrax

    maxthebrax Member

    will I still be able to buy new content while I am in Sweden, such as books, apps, music, and movies?
  5. Daz71

    Daz71 Active Member

    What I often see is that accounts in certain countries require an bank card (or credit card) that's registered to an address in that country. If you have a US registered card then that should not be a problem.
  6. chimphappyhour

    chimphappyhour Well-Known Member

    As a US user, when I went to visit Ireland and Australia, I couldn't access services that weren't already available in those countries. I was trying to shop for music I was hearing on the radio and I couldn't get music to come up in the Play Store but I was able access the stuff I had uploaded on Google Music. I'd say to check around with other users in Sweden first to make 100% sure.
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  7. maxthebrax

    maxthebrax Member

    When i move to sweden, i will cancel my US credit card, so i dont think i will be buying any music, movies or other media until google signs the papers
  8. chimphappyhour

    chimphappyhour Well-Known Member

    I don't think having a US credit card matters nearly as much as where you are trying to reach the store from. All of my cards are US cards and I couldn't even see the music store.
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  9. maxthebrax

    maxthebrax Member

    Google said that in the UK and Australia, you can't buy music, tv shows, or magazines but the other categories are accessible. I don't know what is available in Sweden, though.
  10. maxthebrax

    maxthebrax Member

    Right now i have the kindle fire, and it doesnt support tv shows in sweden
  11. aussie2sweden

    aussie2sweden New Member

    I live in Sweden, and come from Australia.

    To answer your question,

    We're sorry. The Google Play music player is currently only available in the United States.
    Sorry! Magazines on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
    Sorry! Books on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
    Sorry! Movies on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
    (And cant buy a Nexus 7)

    It is the same as my Aussie Xbox Live account.. they are geo region locked.
    Even with my Aussie credit card on my Aussie account used in sweden, i am unable to purchase content, or download content already purchased, without an Aussie IP address.

    To relate that to Google Play or in my case Samsung store, Even with Aussie credit card and Aussie accounts, i am unable to purchase or download. I tried an android VPN on my unrooted ICS, and the VPN and overseas IP only worked on web browser etc, not marketplace, so unable to install free apps.

    Welcome to the world of region locking..
  12. maxthebrax

    maxthebrax Member

    Can you purchase apps in sweden?
  13. zetroc

    zetroc Well-Known Member

    I live in the US and this past May I went to Nicaragua. I was not able to access the music/movies/book stores. Magazines and TV shows were not a part of the Play Store at the time but I'll guess I wouldn't have been able to either. I'm pretty sure it has more to do with licensing agreements for the sale of copyrighted content. From what I understand, there are workarounds that basically require you to VPN to a US server and therefore you trick Google services and the Play Store into believing you are physically in the US. This should allow you to purchase content. Whether you will need to keep a US credit card, or can pay with your international card is unknown to me. I wouldn't see the problem. If I were from another country and came to the US to go to college and still had my credit card from my country of origin, I would guess Google would let me use it... no?
  14. EasyEEE

    EasyEEE Well-Known Member

    Don't know if it will work, as MLB has found a way to defeat it..

    Disable wifi, allow mock locations, and run a GPS spoof app, set to some place in the U.S., and then reenable wifi..


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