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  # 1115840 26-Aug-2014 13:15
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cdrnet:
BigMal: Amazon Fire TV is currently $15 off on Amazon.  At $84USD it's pretty good value.


That's good value. Do you think there might soon be a MKII on the way?


I'd be pretty surprised. Hardware wise, hard to beat and software wise they are barely scratching the surface. 


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  # 1117422 28-Aug-2014 17:52
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I am with Orcon (global mode) and can watch NetFlix on my PC.
On my FireTV I can log into NetFlix OK but anything I try to play gives the message "This title is not available in your current region"
Can anyone suggest the steps to take to get NetFlix working on my FireTV?




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  # 1117425 28-Aug-2014 18:02
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robfish: I am with Orcon (global mode) and can watch NetFlix on my PC.
On my FireTV I can log into NetFlix OK but anything I try to play gives the message "This title is not available in your current region"
Can anyone suggest the steps to take to get NetFlix working on my FireTV?


I don't know the Orcon setup, but I am presuming that the global mode is something you would need to switch on by manually entering the Global DNS settings on the devices you are wanting to use it.

EDIT: You have set it up on your router, right?

Like this: http://www.orcon.net.nz/support/gfaq_page/how_do_i_change_my_dns_settings_for_global_mode

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  # 1117442 28-Aug-2014 18:07
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I do not think that is the problem as the Orcon Global mode just works without changing any settings. Each device gets the correct DNS address via DHCP.
I can log in OK with FireTV.




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  # 1117460 28-Aug-2014 18:21
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robfish: I do not think that is the problem as the Orcon Global mode just works without changing any settings. Each device gets the correct DNS address via DHCP.
I can log in OK with FireTV.


Sounds good. I would have gone with Orcon, but for their unjustified call charges (I'm Auckland Rural). I also need a proper phone line.

Is the Global Mode any slower than the standard mode?

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  # 1118247 29-Aug-2014 21:16
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No speed still seems fine.




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  # 1121697 4-Sep-2014 11:22
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Can anyone please help me?
As above, using Orcon's Global Mode my windows PCs use Netflix fine.
On my Fire TV I can log into NetFlix fine and see my favourites etc. but cannot play anything saying "not available in your region".
The Fire TV was bought with my wife's Amazon account (which shows USA as the country).




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  # 1121716 4-Sep-2014 11:41
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Presumably your router is picking up the DNS settings from Orcon.
If so is the Amazon Fire TV picking up the DNS settings from the Router.

You could try setting the Fire TVs DNS server settings to 121.98.0.1 and 121.98.0.2 which appear to be the Orcon DNS server IP addresses.

I assume that the Orcon Global mode points to the Netflix US site and not the UK or somewhere else?
So Fire TV thinks its in the USA (amazon device settings) and the DNS global mode matches that.




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  # 1121731 4-Sep-2014 12:06
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Presumably your router is picking up the DNS settings from Orcon.
If so is the Amazon Fire TV picking up the DNS settings from the Router.
The Windows PC is definitely picking up the correct DNS addresses from the router so maybe I should check the Fire TV as well. (I am not at home to check now, is it easy enough or should I enter the addresses manually?)

You could try setting the Fire TVs DNS server settings to 121.98.0.1 and 121.98.0.2 which appear to be the Orcon DNS server IP addresses.
I will check tonight and see if I can enter the same DNS address as the Windows PC gets.

I assume that the Orcon Global mode points to the Netflix US site and not the UK or somewhere else?
I think that must be right as the PC works fine.

So Fire TV thinks its in the USA (amazon device settings) and the DNS global mode matches that.
Yes I just checked again that our country is USA in Amazon device settings.




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  # 1121749 4-Sep-2014 12:13
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I originally had my fire TV running over wifi and it just seemed to pick up the details via the router.
I then changed it to a cable connection and it seemed to need the DNS servers entering (I use unotelly).




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  # 1121789 4-Sep-2014 13:11
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I actually think that DNS is unlikely to be the problem as I can log into NetFlix fine (but I will try manually entering them tonight).




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  # 1121989 4-Sep-2014 16:37
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I tried manually entering the correct DNS adresses but I still get the same result.




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  # 1122773 5-Sep-2014 21:31
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I am having issues accessing apps like youtube and plex. I get a message saying my account has ot been charged. I have set the device settings to US, I have an Nz credit card with nz billing address entered for the payment method. I didnt opt for the Amazon prime. Not sure how to charge the account.

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  # 1122774 5-Sep-2014 21:31
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I am having issues accessing apps like youtube and plex. I get a message saying my account has not been charged. I have set the device settings to US, I have an Nz credit card with nz billing address entered for the payment method. I didnt opt for the Amazon prime. Not sure how to charge the account.

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  # 1122778 5-Sep-2014 21:35
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I had to add some apps from the website, others would install from the firetv.

I havent tried it again over a VPN rather than unotelly to see if that is the problem or not.




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