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Topic # 132224 14-Oct-2013 09:20
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Hey all,

I have been keeping an eye on Aereo for a while and I am keen to try accessing it, however their requirements for really strict, namely:

1) You must live in one of their defined zones in order to receive it (and not too hard to get working with a VPN)
2) You must have a credit card with a billing address in one of the same zones

So it's number 2 which I am stuck on.

Has anybody tried Aereo? If so has anyone managed to get past these restrictions?  If so, is it worth it?

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  Reply # 914607 14-Oct-2013 10:18
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just curious, why do you want to watch it?

By that I mean that basically all the decent content that is broadcast on live TV in the states is available on the various catch up services (like NBC, ABC etc), which is a superior way to watch content anyway (no schedule!), and very easy to get working using unblock-us etc. Not only that, but they are FREE.



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  Reply # 914614 14-Oct-2013 10:32
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Fair question - especially as I already use unblock-us, netflix and Hulu Plus.  I was interested in a more 'TV like' service, especially if it has a higher WAF.  Plus other shows such as US news etc. (to get a different view on world happenings that are better than the 15 minutes a day we get on Freeview) and other current affairs.

Plus they offer the first month free so now harm in trying.  Plus we are geeks (geekzoners?), how can a geo-blocked service exist without having at least a few people try to access it and post their experiences? :-)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 914963 14-Oct-2013 18:51
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Hi I have tried several times to no avail. It region checks your credit card billing address so I haven't yet found away around it.




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  Reply # 924860 31-Oct-2013 16:06
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I got this to work today (well, the billing part at least, haven't been home to try and stream any content yet).

Solution was to use my Air NZ OneSmart card.  Seems to be bullet proof in terms of appearing to be from whatever country you say it is (use it for Netflix and Hulu Plus too). 

I selected New York coverage area but not sure if I need to connect to NY VPN or if it will work from San Fran where I get decent speeds.  Will post once i've tried.



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  Reply # 924903 31-Oct-2013 17:09
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pedrogarcia: I got this to work today (well, the billing part at least, haven't been home to try and stream any content yet).

Solution was to use my Air NZ OneSmart card.  Seems to be bullet proof in terms of appearing to be from whatever country you say it is (use it for Netflix and Hulu Plus too). 

I selected New York coverage area but not sure if I need to connect to NY VPN or if it will work from San Fran where I get decent speeds.  Will post once i've tried.


W00t!

Well done, and I have just reloaded my OneSmart card this week (damn useful things to have).  I researched quite a few VPN providers that have end points in the required locations that Aereo is in, so I will give it a try too.

PLEASE let us know how it goes.  I will post too with my tests.

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  Reply # 925109 31-Oct-2013 21:01
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Update: works great and I LOVE it. Using strong VPN connected to New York server and so far no buffering. A real novelty to have live TV as opposed to Hulu etc.

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  Reply # 980158 4-Feb-2014 15:05
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I got this up and running yesterday without an issue.

Resources I used.

DD-WRT router, Linksys 4200 flashed with "Big" firmware. PPTP connection.  
Astrill VPN sub. I selected Dallas, Texas as the VPN site as it was one of the closest to NZ, only 11,000km away. Speed check 5.03MB d/load. 
Air New Zealand Debit card mastercard with USD loaded into the account.
Free month sub from Aereo. There after $8 USD a month.
The cool thing about this is the 20 hours of allowed recording. I tried the recording and it worked fine.

Chromecast works ok. 6.5/10 in my opinion. A little jerkey at times. 
Ipad to Apple TV using airplay is fantastic, equal to TVNZ/TV3 H/def broadcasts. 9/10
You can register up to 5 devices.

Could not get going on Android Samsung galaxy using their own app. It stated "out of market area". Not sure what happened there as I was still connected to the DD-WRT router.

Hope this helps
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