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# 152064 14-Sep-2014 22:07
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OK I have an account with slingshot
I presume Netflix is the better streaming service ?
Do i just go on netflix.com and sign up?

It cant be that easy?




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  # 1128631 14-Sep-2014 22:10
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Sure it can!

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  # 1128636 14-Sep-2014 22:24
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Why don't you give it a go and see what happens. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1128643 14-Sep-2014 22:48
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Netflix is far better, even if it cost more than lightbox (as it seems to be if you are a spark customer) I'd still use it over lightbox.



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  # 1128681 15-Sep-2014 00:45
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Never being one to shy away from a challenge with my trusty credit card in one hand and mouse in the other i head off to netflix!




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The main advantage I see with netflix at the moment is the sheer number of devices it's on.  THese local services are only on a couple of tvs and ipad (and it'f you're luck some are on android).





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davidcole: The main advantage I see with netflix at the moment is the sheer number of devices it's on.  THese local services are only on a couple of tvs and ipad (and it'f you're luck some are on android).



And when you say "Android", what you mean is "artificially locked to Samsung".

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davidcole: The main advantage I see with netflix at the moment is the sheer number of devices it's on.  THese local services are only on a couple of tvs and ipad (and it'f you're luck some are on android).



And when you say "Android", what you mean is "artificially locked to Samsung".


I didn't want to be a troll :D But I was thinking that with a smile.

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  # 1128794 15-Sep-2014 09:13
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So you are right very easy only stumbling block was the postcode. Used the infamous 90210 connects fine Thanks!




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Netflix has more content and more supported devices, but I'm supporting lightbox as at least they are attempting a decent service in NZ which no one else has manged yet (plus the wife is addicted to Outlander)




 




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  # 1128814 15-Sep-2014 09:40
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Spoke to soon just went to connect my xboxone to netflix.......

So I am guessing i have to chenge the setting to states side?

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  # 1128860 15-Sep-2014 10:44
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gnfb: Spoke to soon just went to connect my xboxone to netflix.......

So I am guessing i have to chenge the setting to states side?

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...and this is the problem with using Global Mode.

Slingshot won't provide you with support for their product (which I think is disgusting). Unblock-us has good support, Slingshot has basically nothing.

Netflix won't provide you with support (of course, since you are accessing their services illegitimately)

So it's totally up to you to work out how things work.


Netflix has:
More content (loads and loads of really good older stuff, not much current.)
Bigger device range (much bigger - basically anything)
Absolutely no support if you can't get it to work


Lightbox has:
Less content (although proportionally there seems to be a lot less 'filler' and more 'good' stuff)
Fewer devices (for now)
Actual support, including presence on geekzone.


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gnfb: Spoke to soon just went to connect my xboxone to netflix.......

So I am guessing i have to chenge the setting to states side?

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I can't speak for the XBox directly, but for my PS3 all I had to do was create a US PSN account and login with that to install the Netflix app. Perhaps try doing something similar on your XBox?

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  # 1128887 15-Sep-2014 11:02
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IIRC just set region to US and download the app.... then set back to NZ. 
Ive had Netflix running on mine quite happily :)





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  # 1128907 15-Sep-2014 11:22
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xpd: IIRC just set region to US and download the app.... then set back to NZ. 
Ive had Netflix running on mine quite happily :)



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  # 1128929 15-Sep-2014 11:46
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If you ever decide to use something other than Slingshot, Unblock-US has just added 6 more regions to its service for Netflix -
Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Different countries have different movies, and a lot are in English (i.e. not translated to another language)  Unblock-US now supports 19 Netflix regions 


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