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Changing the Movie language in Apple TV

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Shaun Johnson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Oct 5, 2012 1:23 AM

I have an Apple TV and live in Austria.

 

On iTunes, I can rent movies and change the language to English instead of German. I can't seem to do this in Apple TV.

 

Does anyone know how?

 

Thanks!!!

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  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,580 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 5:59 AM (in response to Shaun Johnson)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5255

    it's the language in the setup which is key

  • Frank W_TN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to Shaun Johnson)

    Shaun,

     

    Possibly the language is linked to the location set during sign up for iTunes.

    If you set up an account using German address, billing information etc. iTunes and ATV will only present German content, the exception being "forgein in films".

    Changing your account to a US location (requires US billing address) will give you the English content you are looking for.

     

    All the best

    Frank

  • henry20099002 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Shaun Johnson)

    Hi Shaun - did you ever find a solution? I am also in Austria, and having the exact same problem (although very new to Apple TV, so maybe its only a teething problem...?). Did the films you rented run in English in the end? is it perhaps only the previews that are in German only?

     

    Thanks

  • Tricky57 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 8:51 AM (in response to Shaun Johnson)

    I live in Geneva, Switzerland.  The spoken language in this part of Switzerland is French.  However my Apple TV movies are all in German.  This is a laguage that nobody speaks round here.  German is only spoken in places like Berne, Basel, and Zurich.   So what makes Apple think that people in Switzerland speak German?  More people in Switzerland understand and can speak English than can speak German.  Because the movies are not in a language i undersyand, i.e. English or French, i have never paid for them.

  • raymondM Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Jun 7, 2013 3:09 AM (in response to Tricky57)

    The movies part of ATV is of no use to me because of the German.  Ultimately, though, that's been a _good_ thing, because Apple's rental/purchase prices are so high.  I rent everything through SwissTV. 

  • Figjam999 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to Shaun Johnson)

    Hi Shaun, I had the same problem, living in Germany, with UK I tunes account and Uk billing address, yet Apple TV defaulted to German dubbed movies.

     

    But I found a solution!

     

    Go setting, iTunes Store

    Location

    Preferred location

     

    That worked for me!

     

    Before I did this I also signed out and back in to the App Store.

     

    Hope this helps

  • mandarello Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to Shaun Johnson)

    I also live in Austria, had this problem and finally got it solved. The problem is, you have to change the language on the apple tv with the apple tv remote. However, if you push the select button on the apple tv remote, the remote will also shut down the film on your computer, as the stupid remote works on both! I found this out by copying my rented film on my I phone, who is not affected by the stupid remote, and played the rented film from there. Than it was no problem at all to change the language to English!

     

    So try this, or get a thick led wall between your computer and your apple tv.....

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