Netflix (US FAQ in OP)

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  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 13:11:39 77,746 posts
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    Words

    About bloody time too. Although the service is a bit poo now, so it's a bit too late in that respect.




    To get the US Netflix, you have to change your DNS to a US based one.
    These sites offer that service: Tunlr (FREE), Unblock-Us., UnoDNS and Playmo

    Q: What are they?
    A: DNS services that allow your mass produced media consumption device appear to be accessing certain websites from America.

    Q: It's stopped working with my mass produced media consumption device.
    A: Register an email address with whichever one you're using, or pay.

    Q: It's a week-long trial, what's the point?
    A: It only runs for a week on PCs and Macs. All other devices seem to be able to use it indefinitely. Or not. See above.

    Q: Is there much more on US Netflix?
    A: Yes.

    Q: How do I use it?
    A: Click here for guides on all devices.

    Q: What's the best way to use it?
    A: Put the DNS settings into your router as per the guides on the site. That way all devices on your network can use it without additional messing about.

    Q: What other American sites will it let me access?
    A: Here's a list.

    Q: Do I have to change my IP back to use other services?
    A: No, it only effects and reroutes the specific sites that it supports (Netflix, Hulu, etc). You don't need to swap it back and forth unless you want to access the UK Netflix site.

    Q: Does this make my internet slower?
    A: No, it uses a local DNS server for everything other than the supported sites.

    Q: Does Netflix have this HBO show?
    A: No, you'll be wanting HBO Go which you should be able to access as well.

    Q: Does Netflix have this show?
    A: Look for yourself.

    Q: I'm pro and don't need pandering to, just give me the DNS IPs.
    A: Right on.

    Tunrl - check the site as they often change the DNS IPs.

    Unblock-Us
    208.122.23.22
    208.122.23.23

    UnoDNS
    173.199.144.68
    206.214.214.28

    Playmo
    190.14.36.90
    109.123.111.24

    Edited by Dirtbox at 09:52:49 31-08-2012

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  • TheSaint 24 Oct 2011 13:18:43 14,315 posts
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    It's taken long enough. Lovefilm have a bit of a monopoly now so good to get a fresh face in the market.
  • Deleted user 24 October 2011 13:20:28
    Why's it poo now?
  • Deleted user 24 October 2011 13:23:37
    Hmm there could be a chance Breaking Bad S3 and S4 will be on it.
  • CosmicFuzz 24 Oct 2011 13:28:21 23,898 posts
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    I'd love to switch to a streaming only service if they offered tonnes of films/tv shows for a good monthly price.

    And why is Netflix so bad?

    Our month-long focus on indie games starts with my look at the PS4's best game (still): Resogun!

  • cianchristopher 24 Oct 2011 13:28:36 6,360 posts
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    If this works seamlessly through the Xbox dashboard, and I can stream TV shows and movies for a reasonable monthly membership fee - then great.

    If I have to jump through hoops, and they limit it or otherwise gimp it (compared to the US version), which btw I fully expect them to do (seeing as how all US companies love to gimp their UK/Irl services just for fun) - then they can fuck off...

    I just wanna watch Breaking Bad Season 4 (or any other thing I want), when it airs in the US, on Netflix on the 360 at home in Irl, without any stupid fucking headaches. Seems reasonable, but I don't hold much hope.
  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 13:31:22 77,746 posts
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    Breaking Bad is on the US one, no telling what scraps we'll be left with.

    They doubled the price of the subscription recently.

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  • mal 24 Oct 2011 13:40:19 22,473 posts
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    This is only for online streaming though, right? They're not competing for DVDs through the post with Lovefilm?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 13:42:00 77,746 posts
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    They do DVDs in the US, so I don't know.

    DVDs are pointless anyway.

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  • mikew1985 24 Oct 2011 13:42:17 12,672 posts
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    In Ireland, that would hardly be considered "competeing" anyway as the service is shite.

    A streaming service if it has it's shit together would be brilliant.
  • HoriZon 24 Oct 2011 13:52:59 13,530 posts
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    They wont do current TV shows here as the channels will have the rights for them for a while.

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  • mikew1985 24 Oct 2011 13:59:37 12,672 posts
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    Yea, but some shows aren't even on TV here, would be cool if they were to make them available.

    Potential extra revenue stream for those less popular shows without the worry of it not fitting our market.
  • HoriZon 24 Oct 2011 14:06:41 13,530 posts
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    Most decent show sare on one of the satellite channels, if there not they are't worth showing let alone bloody renting.

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  • cianchristopher 24 Oct 2011 14:06:44 6,360 posts
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    Is Breaking Bad even on TV in the UK/Ireland? I know Mad Men got picked up, and The Wire did after about 6 years of being on in the US. But I don't think anyone's got BB yet.

    I'd say what'll happen is it'll get picked up and then Netflix won't have the right to show it.
  • disusedgenius 24 Oct 2011 14:06:59 5,284 posts
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    This would have been awesome was it not for the recent post/stream clusterfuck. :(
  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 14:08:20 77,746 posts
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    They did a massive backpeddle on that, it's back to how it was again now.

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  • HoriZon 24 Oct 2011 14:08:44 13,530 posts
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    @cianchristopher - It's on FX.

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  • disusedgenius 24 Oct 2011 14:10:50 5,284 posts
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    cianchristopher wrote:
    Is Breaking Bad even on TV in the UK/Ireland?
    I think either FX or Five US have it, certainly seen it advertised around the 'lesser' channels.
  • disusedgenius 24 Oct 2011 14:11:20 5,284 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    They did a massive backpeddle on that, it's back to how it was again now.
    \0/
  • RichieTenenbaum 24 Oct 2011 14:11:31 2,199 posts
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    Thought Breaking Bad was on FX (run by Murdoch)

    Don't hold out hope for this to be any good. Most streaming rights are held by Sky over here. It's why LoveFilm has a poor selection of films to stream online
  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 14:11:49 77,746 posts
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    I just hope it's got all the Star Treks.

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  • Phattso Moderator 24 Oct 2011 14:24:49 13,301 posts
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    If it's not HD they can get fucked anyway - the Love Film stuff seems to be DivX quality, which is bollocks.
  • HoriZon 24 Oct 2011 14:26:02 13,530 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I just hope it's got all the Star Treks.
    TV show? Sky has them and shows it on Sky Atlantis.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Dougs 24 Oct 2011 14:28:40 67,264 posts
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    Only S1 of BB was on FX. Don't think S2-4 are due to be shown over here or even released on DVD
  • oceanmotion 24 Oct 2011 14:30:24 15,840 posts
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    Yeah, I can imagine the TV channels and providers have pretty much most of the good stuff making it rubbish. Who signs these exclusive deals, if they were all open to other providers, they would make much more money. TV execs still don't get it.
  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 14:32:42 77,746 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    I just hope it's got all the Star Treks.
    TV show? Sky has them and shows it on Sky Atlantis.
    What does that have to do with anything?

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  • Dougs 24 Oct 2011 14:33:24 67,264 posts
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    And don't forget Sky have all the HBO rights for Anytime+, which will surely count for any kind of digital distribution, which narrows content availability....
  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 14:41:58 77,746 posts
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    Just because they're on sky it doesn't really mean squat.

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  • Dougs 24 Oct 2011 14:44:02 67,264 posts
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    It was an exclusive deal for Sky Atlantic and Anytime+ though, unless Murdoch's lawyers agreed an exclusivity agreement that you could drive a cart horse through.
  • Dirtbox 24 Oct 2011 14:47:35 77,746 posts
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    For broadcast. Different rulebook.

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