It is well known that movies are released into iTunes stores around the world at different times and that they also have different download prices. So we have great pleasure in discovering which new movies have been released in which countries and where the cheapest download are!
Today we have looked into the new War of tht Planet of the Apes movie and discovered it has been released in a few countries, including the US and Canada and it is not yet available in the UK store (expected on 10th November) . However, the iTunes store where we found the cheapest download price was in fact the Russian iTunes store!
The Russian iTunes store
As one of the smaller iTunes stores it does not have Tv seasons available, but it does have movies, Apps and music and generally the downloads are much, much cheaper than any other country. It is also free to set up an iTunes account for Russia and it can be done from any country, even outside of Russia.
An important question you may have is: I don’t speak or read the Russian language? Well that’s not a problem, as majority of the Russian store is easily navigated through recognising movie covers or artists from the cover pictures and not only that is in mainly in English text anyway! The search bar in the store also will work when typed in English.
Most movies have an English version available too, but that will need to be checked in the store before making the download. This can be found through clicking on the movie and scrolling down to “languages” , if it is available in English it will state “English Dolby”.
How much is the War for the Planet of Apes movie download?
The movie is currently available in the Russian iTunes store for 349RUB for an SD download. This is approximately: £4.51 or $5.98USD.
This is really how cheap it is and is much cheaper than the UK or US store where a new release movie is generally between £9.99-£13.99.
Want your own Russian iTunes account?
No problem! As mentioned above you don’t need to be in Russia or have a Russian address or bank account, all you do need is an email address and access to an iPhone or iPad and here’s how to set one up…
(instructions are for set up from an iPhone or iPad)
- From the home screen on the iPhone or iPad select “App store”.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and sign out of an existing iTunes account.
- Choose any “FREE” App and select “Get”.
- In the pop up box choose “Create Apple ID”.
- Follow the set up process to add an email address (this will be the new Apple ID) and password and change the country using the drop down box to “Russia”.
- Click agree to terms and conditions and select Next.
- Select “None” under billing details and fill in name, address, phone number (A Google search can help with this) and head to the next page.
- Apple will send a verification code to the email address provided.
- Check for the email and confirm the code where requested on the iPad or iPhone.
Making downloads – (Download War for the Planet of the Apes)
Though it is free to set up the Russian iTunes account using the steps above, as we mentioned it will cost to download War for the Planet of the Apes – but as you already know it’s very cheap!
Credit can be added to the Russian iTunes account through the use of iTunes gift card codes. Russian iTunes codes can be ordered and purchased online here. Simply choose the amount of credit required, make the order and payment and the iTunes code will be delivered via email. Simple!
For any further info visit us at: www.miTunes.tv and in the meantime we will leave you with the movie trailer, enjoy!