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Ultimate Geek


# 142516 15-Mar-2014 14:00
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Has anyone in NZ successfully got Netflix to work on Chromecast? It seems to connect, but the indicator just spins when trying to load a program.

Netflix works fine on every other device, including Roku 3.

At least Plex is now open & works fine on Chromecast.

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  # 1006195 15-Mar-2014 14:20
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I have not been able to get it work - so keen to see answers here.

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  # 1006224 15-Mar-2014 14:38
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You need DNS intercpetion. The Chromecast is hard wired to connect to the Google DNS servers. You need a router which will intercept DNS requests and forward them to your DNS provider. There are a few guides around. Google Chromecast outside USA (sorry on a mobile at the moment)

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  # 1006528 16-Mar-2014 07:44
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yeah I got it working using a DD-WRT router to rewrite the DNS.

The picture quality is great.

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  # 1006529 16-Mar-2014 07:52
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Thanks guys. I'm on fibre though Full Flavour so will see what I can sort.

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  # 1007080 17-Mar-2014 10:01
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BigMal: yeah I got it working using a DD-WRT router to rewrite the DNS.

The picture quality is great.

As above, I understand that the only way to do it outside of the states is via dd-wrt router. I got it going no probs using this method, however for me the pic quality is better via
Apple TV.

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  # 1009808 20-Mar-2014 12:59
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You can make it work if your device has static routing see here

Worked for my netgear and also now Orcon supplied vdsl modem you don't need dd-wrt

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  # 1010092 20-Mar-2014 19:36
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Check out this solution, block Googles DNS servers and it falls back to your routers DNS settings...

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