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Topic # 145343 15-May-2014 14:18
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We have a Igloo and a Xbox 360 here and a Samsung Smart TV.  The latter two doesn't really have a physical presence in NZ.  Each movie is about $8.  Is that inlign with Microsoft / Samsung overseas or is that discriminatory pricing in NZ.  $8 seems like the local going rate at a brick/mortar rental place and they even have half price on Monday/Tuesdays.

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  Reply # 1045580 15-May-2014 14:47
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I have noticed that xbox have a $2 or $3 tuesday for some movies. Igloo also had a $1 movies for a period, so possibily has specials at other times too, but finding movies on that laggy interface is painful. Movies should be cheaper than brick and mortar stores, as they don't have the same types of overheads.

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  Reply # 1045614 15-May-2014 15:32
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i have  a samsung smart tv and xbox360 as well

my recommendations:

     

  1. change regions to for both devices to USA
  2. install netflix or hulu or both or whatever takes your fancy - get premium subs
  3. set up something like unblockus (note: if your isp gets around geo blocking like slingshot - you may not need this step)
  4. sit back and enjoy :)

ps: quickflix and other nz alternatives are seriously hobbled : /

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1045617 15-May-2014 15:40
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driller2000: i have  a samsung smart tv and xbox360 as well

my recommendations:

     

  1. change regions to for both devices to USA
  2. install netflix or hulu or both or whatever takes your fancy - get premium subs
  3. set up something like unblockus (note: if your isp gets around geo blocking like slingshot - you may not need this step)
  4. sit back and enjoy :)

ps: quickflix and other nz alternatives are seriously hobbled : /


it is a pain in the proverbial that NZers have to go through hurdles to get a quality service. You are so right NZ offerings are seriously hobbled, the main culprit is the Sky Network which has done the NZ market no favors what so ever.




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  Reply # 1045635 15-May-2014 16:12
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Prior to getting Netflix, we used to hire a lot of movies from the NZ Apple store for $8, and were happy with that price. It compared favourably to our local brick and mortar video store in terms of both price and selection.

But now that our Apple TV is set up for Netflix, which also means we have a US iTunes account, we get to pick and choose from the US store. The prices are a little better (generally USD $5), and new releases get there a lot sooner. You need a US credit card to pay for them, but my Air New Zealand OneSmart card with US funds on it works a charm there. The only hitch is if there are no funds in the US wallet and we have a hankering for a movie (payments to OneSmart usually take 1 business day to process).

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  Reply # 1045776 15-May-2014 20:04
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Why not quickflix or eziflix or itunes. They all do movies rental. No geo blocking hoops. Or as suggested, get unblockus and take your lick of overseas services. Netflix, Vudu, itunes us, amazon instant and m-go




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  Reply # 1045818 15-May-2014 20:52
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Believe that Youtube is also doing movie rentals in NZ now.

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  Reply # 1045844 15-May-2014 21:33
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Change the region on your Xbox 360 to USA under system settings and you should be presented with US dashboard with US pricing for Xbox movies, Xbox music, Netflix, Hulu + etc. More content available and cheaper.




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  Reply # 1046148 16-May-2014 10:59
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steve98: Believe that Youtube is also doing movie rentals in NZ now.

 

YouTube or Google Play ?? I've used Google Play Movies.  Not too bad.  




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  Reply # 1046159 16-May-2014 11:22
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as mentioned netflix, for movie rentals I use vudu.  both are suppported on a lot of devices (which is a problem for nz services).  

if i buy a movie, i only buy a movie if its ultraviolet/uv, so its not tied to a particular service.  it can only be streamed and not downloaded, but i can watch them from flixster or vudu or a number of other places.  renting i dont care, but i wouldnt buy a movie on google or itunes because of that.

setting up netflix isnt hard, really 
1. sign up to unblock or unotelly 
2. change dns setting on router
3. sign up to netflix 
4. enjoy.

some devices might need you to change regions, but thats not hard, a lot of devices dont need this and just work.

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  Reply # 1046169 16-May-2014 11:35
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reven: as mentioned netflix, for movie rentals I use vudu.  both are suppported on a lot of devices (which is a problem for nz services).  

if i buy a movie, i only buy a movie if its ultraviolet/uv, so its not tied to a particular service.  it can only be streamed and not downloaded, but i can watch them from flixster or vudu or a number of other places.  renting i dont care, but i wouldnt buy a movie on google or itunes because of that.

setting up netflix isnt hard, really 
1. sign up to unblock or unotelly 
2. change dns setting on router
3. sign up to netflix 
4. enjoy.

some devices might need you to change regions, but thats not hard, a lot of devices dont need this and just work.


For Vudu do you need a US address credit card/AirNZ Card to use?  Or will it except NZ cards?

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  Reply # 1046172 16-May-2014 11:36
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nz cc's are fine :)

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