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  # 1030911 25-Apr-2014 07:06
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Today (unblockus):

Hulu Plus - OK

Netflix - NOT OK





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  # 1030916 25-Apr-2014 07:57
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Netflix working fine for me on unblock us





 
 
 
 


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  # 1030917 25-Apr-2014 08:17
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NetFlix appears to be working fine on UnoDNS too.

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  # 1030918 25-Apr-2014 08:37
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Hulu is not working for Global Mode on Slingshot

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  # 1031134 25-Apr-2014 14:43
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macuser: Hulu is not working for Global Mode on Slingshot


Slingshot working fine for me, and Netflix.

The ones I'm having issues with at the moment are HBO GO and Showtime Anytime...

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  # 1031151 25-Apr-2014 15:08
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Haven't had any issues yet with Unblock-US, but probably just a timing thing.

Damn, I've got so used to using Netflix and Hulu that its easy to forget we're using workarounds to access a service not available to us.

Even with VPN/DNS tricks, it's still easier and more convenient than dealing with Sky and the likes.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1031431 26-Apr-2014 09:16
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richierich1968:
macuser: Hulu is not working for Global Mode on Slingshot


Slingshot working fine for me, and Netflix.

The ones I'm having issues with at the moment are HBO GO and Showtime Anytime...


How did you sign up for HBO Go? Always asks for my "TV Provider" when I try and sign up.

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  # 1031434 26-Apr-2014 09:32
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Yea works on Slingshot OK but the XBMC addon is broken with these and other changes they have done cry

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  # 1031745 26-Apr-2014 19:00
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Azzura: http://torrentfreak.com/hulu-blocks-vpn-users-over-piracy-concerns-140425/

 

So now accessing it via a VPN is piracy??  Guess they got the MPAA to word the press release..




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  # 1031806 26-Apr-2014 20:27
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Oh goody, so they're just driving people back to piracy.


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  # 1031817 26-Apr-2014 21:18
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Looks like I cancel my Hulu sub and replace with torrenting more.

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  # 1031983 27-Apr-2014 13:10
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Sounddude:
richierich1968:
macuser: Hulu is not working for Global Mode on Slingshot


Slingshot working fine for me, and Netflix.

The ones I'm having issues with at the moment are HBO GO and Showtime Anytime...


How did you sign up for HBO Go? Always asks for my "TV Provider" when I try and sign up.


I've got some family in the US who subscribe to HBO thru their cable provider :)

Do a Google search - there are various sites where you can rent a username and password to gain access.

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  # 1032064 27-Apr-2014 14:51
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I am lo longer able to watch hulu with my firefox add on (stealthy) either.


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  # 1032179 27-Apr-2014 19:45
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Hi all,

Some of you may have seen my earlier posts in this thread and also the Slingshot one re the issues I have been having with HBO GO and Showtime on my Roku. Well, after saying I was having no issues at all with Hulu and Netflix, I discovered today that both would not allow me access because of where I was located.

I have managed to get it all going now (took the whole bloody afternoon) and have also gotten HBO GO and Showtime Anytime working, as well as Vudu (Vudu kept figuring out I was in NZ and since I bought the Roku I have never gotten this channel going). Some of the other channels, such as FoxNow kept making me activate my Roku constantly.

I have a new Asus DSL-N66U with Slingshot VDSL and I am using Unotelly. I've spent a lot of time over the last week emailing Unotelly tech support, as well as Skyping their Level 2 guys (they have been bloody fantastic!). They got me to capture the packets using Wireshark and send to them, but they still couldn't figure it out.

I was going thru the various config screens on the router to confirm I had the correct DNS addresses for Unotelly, as I could only access some channels properly. everything checked out. In the WAN tab, "connect to DNS server automatically" was checked "no" and the Unotelly DNS servers were listed. As I mentioned in the Slingshot thread, I turned off Global Mode as I thought there may have been some sort of conflict. It didn't make any difference - or at least I thought it didn't. After doing this I couldn't access pretty much any of the overseas streaming sites.

I had checked my settings on the Unotelly webpage and on a couple of computers in the house it said it was setup correctly, but on others it said it was incorrectly set up. Puzzled the hell out of me as the DNS was set at the router and not on the individual devices. When running a command prompt on the PCs and doing a nslookup for Unotelly, some of them were returning Uno's DNS and others weren't.

I decided to check the LAN tab and then the DHCP setting. It was on, as expected (the Uno guy remotely accessed my PC and checked all these settings also). Nothing was listed under DNS Server in the "DNS and WINS Server Setting" section. I thought I would enter the Uno DNS address here and reboot the router and then try the Roku again. Voila!! Everything worked!! I could access all channels, including Showtime, Hulu, HBO GO, Vudu, M2GO, and others. However, Netflix still had the locale error and would not allow me to sign in.

As the latest Roku software has hardcoded the Google DNS addresses into the device, static routes need to be set up in the router to bypass it and force it to use the Uno (or other SmartDNS server) addresses. I'm not a techie so I don't know the correct terminology, etc.

I found an excellent guide on the Uno site (http://help.unotelly.com/support/solutions/articles/192836-why-do-i-need-to-block-public-dns) which tell you exactly what to do. They seem to have gone one step further in their guides and have instructed users to also block OpenDNS and others.

I made these changes on the router and gave Netflix another crack. What do you know?! It works sweet now.

I'm not sure if the above account of my trials and tribulations will help anyone, but I thought I would post it here in the hope that someone will find it of use and not end up having to spend days trying to resolve the issue like I did.

Cheers.

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