Quick update exploiting a neat little trick on the AppStore of iTunes.
I Heart Radio is an app available on the American store of iTunes. It streams radio stations from all over the USA.
I was in Vegas a couple of years ago and found a radio station I really liked and this app had it. I got the app from the play store (another post for that!) but I wanted it on the ipad too.
Thankfully, for those of you not in the USA the iTunes Store allows you to download free apps such as this without registering a credit card. I will post pictures and screen grabs when I have a few minutes but in the meantime here is a neat little trick you can use with all free apps, I also downloaded Pandora, another excellent USA only service.
To begin with, you have to be on a mac or a pc, you cannot do this from your ipad or iPhone.
Log into the iTunes App Store.
On the bottom right you will see a flag, this denotes the country specific store you are in. In my case, there was a Union Jack.
Click the flag and you will be presented with a. List of countries. Choose the USA for I Heart radio and Pandora.
Go tho the I Heart Radio app (or any other free app) and click the free button. You will be prompted to set up a new iTunes account.
Below is a picture showing Hulu Plus a an example
When you click on the Free button, you will be warned that you need to log in with either a USA account or given the option to create an Apple ID, which is what you need to do.
You need to use a valid email address that isn’t already associated with another iTunes account.
You can make up a name and address if you have no intention of ever buying paid apps. If you need some inspiration try fakenamegenerator. Complete all of the info and continue through to the payment page
When you get to the credit card page there will be a “none” option. Select this option to proceed to download.
Et voila, a free app from another countries’ store.
Now using the above you will be pleased to know that whilst the I Heart Radio App is region locked, the I Heart radio content itself is not geolocked so you can stream at full speed.
Although the above works for Pandora, the Pandora content is geolocked so you would require a VPN with a USA based server in order to access the content. You can find a list of providers via the link at the top of the page.
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