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Can't change iTunes store location due to imaginary movie rentals


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I live in 2 countries: US and Denmark.

My AppleID is tied to my US life. Now I want to change my iTunes store location so I can download an app from the Danish iTunes store (related to the country's postal system).

I go into the Settings and want to change the country but it says I can't because I have movie rentals that haven't expired yet. I get the whole geographic-location-movie-rental issue but the thing I watched all the movies I rented a few days ago. In iTunes it does not list the movies so I can't even delete them.

Anybody know a good way to deal with this?

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I live in 2 countries: US and Denmark.

My AppleID is tied to my US life. Now I want to change my iTunes store location so I can download an app from the Danish iTunes store (related to the country's postal system).

I go into the Settings and want to change the country but it says I can't because I have movie rentals that haven't expired yet. I get the whole geographic-location-movie-rental issue but the thing I watched all the movies I rented a few days ago. In iTunes it does not list the movies so I can't even delete them.

Anybody know a good way to deal with this?
Create a 2nd Apple ID that is tied to your Danish life. Problem (should be) solved.
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Then I have to constantly log in and out…Apple offers a solution but it doesn't work.

Plus, what if I visit another country, need an app from the local store, and can't get it. I would be drowning in id's if that were the case.

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Check to see if the movies are still currently present on your machine. Look in your iTunes folder (the Movies folder) and if they're there, delete them.

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That's the thing…I check that immediately and there were no movies. I DID rent some last week, but watched them and now they don't show up in iTunes.

So…I am wondering if I try again in about 1 month it will allow me to switch Apple Store locations. I would have thought that since I watched the movies Apple would know this and allow me to switch stores.

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I found a brief note in Apple's forums regarding the problem. Movie rentals expire after 30 days and you cannot change your "country" until then.
https://discussions.apple.com/message/20029737#20029737

Now... once you've STARTED watching a rented movie, it should expire automatically after 48 hours, wholly watched or not. In another forum, I found some other tips. Other things that can trip you up are iTunes Match subscriptions and incomplete season passes for TV shows.
Switching an iTunes Store account to a different country | iLounge Article


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