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This seems like my exact story. Thought I did a ton of due diligence here only to find out that everything I was reading seems wrong. Bought it as a gift for my wife and she can't seem to access any of the apps (except for Netflix) without a US CC and Mailing address.
If there are any work around for this I would love to know, but at this point I can't recommend this product to anyone in Canada.
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