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I reckon that this has probably been asked before but here I go.
I bought my parents who live in France a Nexus 7 from the Uk. They have told me that when they go to access the play store, everything is in French including TV programmes and books etc. although they live there they still would like to read English books etc but can’t purchase them in the play store.
Is there anything they can do to make the Nexus access the UK store? They have a UK account if it’s based on payment etc
Thanks for any help,
The Play Store looks at your location via your IP address, and serves up content and devices appropriate to that location. I’ve often tried to access the US store to check for devices and have essentially the same problem. I think the check can be fooled by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) – in this case designed to make it look as if your parents are in the UK. I’ve never used one so can’t say much more but I know peeps use them to access US content from the UK, for example. It needs some research.
All that said, I’ve rented a movie in the UK just prior to going on holiday to France, and that played fine en France. Would your parent’s experience mean that if I left it till we arrived, I wouldn’t be able to do it? Never thought of that.
Hopefully someone will come along who can advise better.
At least a card with a UK billing address shouldn’t be an issue.
Be interested in this.
My understanding (guess) is that it has a lot to do with where you account is registered.
For example, there used to be a “hack” to get access to Google Music here in the UK when it was only available in the UK. You had to create a Google account using a US based proxy, once done you could switch off the proxy and it would remember that it is is a US account.
Therefore I wonder if Daniel can register a google account here in the UK and then pass on the details to his parents? Does it need a credit card? (perhaps one can be added temporarily and then removed?)
I have also read about how, on a rooted device, you can fake the network identification code which makes it look like you are on a foreign mobile network. This seemed much harder and there seemed to be mixed information about how successful it is.
I would be very interested to know if this works too!
I actually have the opposite problem. My 1/2 French wife would love to spend money in the French Play store. It seems crazy that we are ready and willing to pay money for legit French language content yet they refuse to take it. We are not interested in piracy but I can see why, in this scenario, it is the only option.
It seems weird that when we are supposed to have free EU trade it is so hard to get hold of French language media [/rant]