- CrackBerry User
- 13 Posts
Video Store on Canadian Playbook.... :(
soooo I took my playbook to the U.S.
booted it while in the U.S
software update was available...downloaded it in U.S.
all the sudden Video store is available...I can buy/rent all movies/shows
but cross back into canada and boot it.
Boot Video Store, it has a message pop up saying "Video Store only available in U.S. Territories, you may still watch any downloaded Movies/Shows that were previously downloaded.
- 03-12-2012, 12:01 AM #3
There are free proxy services which will allow you to appear to be in the country to our south and this should allow BlackBerry Video Store to work from Canada. Still, Research In Motion as a Canadian company needs to address the lack of Video Store functionality in Canada.
- CrackBerry Master
03-12-2012, 12:37 AM #7
- 1,171 Posts
- ask nicely
Back in time they did some work and divided the planet into "DVD Zones" -
WHY can't they continue using these zones for digital media as well?
Perhaps the zones should be modified a little bit, but at least -that way Canada and USA would have Zone 1.
The next step would be to fix the Zones and make them more 2012 ... and at least use language as a divider...
A Bad example is Netflix. They show Spanish speaking movies in English speaking countries, with NO option to change sound - and with hard-coded CC in Spanish or Portuguese. Not a very smart move...
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-14-2012, 10:27 PM #11
- 224 Posts
Hmm...i got the same update notice today and just noticed that i had the Video Store icon.
I got excited but then got the "...service not available..." message when I opened the app.
Odd thing is that all this happened in Toronto. I wonder why/how I got the update notification with a Canadian IP.
- 03-14-2012, 10:36 PM #13
I just came across one of our flyers that came out when we revamped our VOD offerings last year, and I was intrigued to see that Rovi is also the provider for our VOD. So it's not like they don't already operate here.