- DNS service: Getflix
- ISP: Vodafone, 10Mbps+ unlimited ADSL
- Modem/router: Netgear N600, static routes configured to block:
We normally stream Netflix content through PC or Mac connected to the TV, but they tend to use quite a lot energy doing this, so I decided to purchase a Roku streaming stick from Amazon for less than $60 shipped to NZ. It arrived this week.
Setup was easy - the instructions Getflix provide are very detailed. However, it just doesn't want to play ball with Netflix. HuluPlus, Vudu, Blockbuster all work fine.
I can log into the Netflix app and browse titles just fine. Yet, trying to play anything results in a brief loading period in which the progress never reaches 100%, followed by the message:
"We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again or select a different title"
Enabling & disabling static routes doesn't appear to make any difference as far as how the Netflix app behaves.
I also tried using Unblockus to see if is might have been an issue with just Getflix. This didn't make any difference either.
I have spent several hours on this now, so I'm pretty much at the point where I'm considering my options. Namely,
- switch from Vodafone to another naked broadband provider
- cancel Netflix
Not sure if switching ISP will be worth it though? If nothing else works I will have to cancel Netflix. Would be a shame for my kids though. So, if anyone's got any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!