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#157090 19-Nov-2014 10:59
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https://pr.netflix.com/WebClient/getNewsSummary.do?newsId=1751 

Probably will still keep my unotelly though.

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  #1179362 19-Nov-2014 11:00
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Just wait till Netflix then decide to Geoblock all NZ IP ranges to force people to use their local service rather than allowing access to the US service..

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  #1179363 19-Nov-2014 11:02
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sbiddle: Just wait till Netflix then decide to Geoblock all NZ IP ranges to force people to use their local service rather than allowing access to the US service..


And price it 3x higher..

 
 
 
 


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  #1179364 19-Nov-2014 11:04
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I doubt we'd see that happen. Hasn't happened in any other countries, and Netflix hasn't shown any indication that it cares people are using DNS/VPN's.

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  #1179366 19-Nov-2014 11:04
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I imagine the range will be the thing people are initially disappointed about. Hopefully they come in with a good library, but those expecting it to be US, or even UK sized maybe disappointed.


Will that mean though that I can convert to paying in NZD to NZ Netflix, but then use Unotelly to tell it I am in the US?

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  #1179369 19-Nov-2014 11:07
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Also, I hope this gives Lightbox more impetus (not saying they are slack in any way, I like their progress) to get their service on as many devices as possible.

Netflix will have all the devise covered at launch wont they (given that Chromecasr, AppleTV, Roku, All SmartTV brands in NZ already have a Netflix app written for them)?

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  #1179372 19-Nov-2014 11:12
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I think this is very encouraging news. If they price it at a similar level to LightBox, which has shown it is possible to have a pretty decent line up of content, they could do well here.

I've just set my in-laws up with LightBox and they love it. Their setup consists of AirPlay from their iPad to the Apple TV I got them to purchase. This opens the door for them to consider Netflix when it launches here. I didn't want to set them up with a DNS service to get this, as it could turn out to be a logistical tech support nightmare when things go pear shaped (I've already fielded two LightBox tech support calls from them).

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  #1179375 19-Nov-2014 11:16
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Wheee... Maybe this might make a 4K tv useful :-)

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  #1179377 19-Nov-2014 11:19
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Unfortunately I fear it will still be the same old  stuff we get now.  I suspect that it will be nothing like the US version..




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  #1179379 19-Nov-2014 11:23
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trig42: Also, I hope this gives Lightbox more impetus (not saying they are slack in any way, I like their progress) to get their service on as many devices as possible.

Netflix will have all the devise covered at launch wont they (given that Chromecasr, AppleTV, Roku, All SmartTV brands in NZ already have a Netflix app written for them)?

 

yep, Netflix kicks a55 when it comes to support - and also picture+sound quality.  They also have Media Center, XBOX, Windows Store, and Windows Phone covered.




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  #1179380 19-Nov-2014 11:26
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old3eyes: Unfortunately I fear it will still be the same old  stuff we get now.  I suspect that it will be nothing like the US version..


I think that is a given. But it doesn't need to be as fully stocked as the US version to be successful here. 

Look it at it from the perspective of the vast majority of Kiwis who may not be clever enough to set up a VPN/DNS solution to get access to the overseas variants currently, and yet may feel that local TV options are too expensive or too overrun with reality TV dross. If Netflix has content comparable to what Lightbox can offer (which is probably a reasonable yardstick to use for guesstimation purposes), I can see them doing well here. 

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  #1179391 19-Nov-2014 11:42
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Well I still find I can't get much in HD let alone 4K via netflix. Things like the Croods movie, which was recently released (Relatively) was in SD no matter what I did. (Yes I have PLENTY of bandwidth).


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  #1179396 19-Nov-2014 11:46
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sbiddle: Just wait till Netflix then decide to Geoblock all NZ IP ranges to force people to use their local service rather than allowing access to the US service..


Isn't that already moot given people use VPNs to access Netflix? I will likely continue to use UnoTelly as the regional content (such as UK) makes it well worth it imo.

A key differentiator from Lightbox is Netflix also has movies, not sure if Lightbox plans on adding these in the future.

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  #1179402 19-Nov-2014 11:57
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trig42: Will that mean though that I can convert to paying in NZD to NZ Netflix, but then use Unotelly to tell it I am in the US?


Yeah, what's the story here?

I'm happy to switch over to paying for an NZ Netflix service, provided I can retain the use of Getflix to switch to be able to take advantage of the full range on offer across ALL Netflix regions (necessary as the US service has probably one of the weaker selection of movies, and it's inevitable NZ's section will be just a fraction). Is that going to be possible?

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  #1179403 19-Nov-2014 11:57
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This can only be bad news, there are no benefits to someone who already uses netflix US.

My predictions::: 

They may block NZ access to US netflix, possibly simply blocking kiwi credit cards would be enough to cause me issues. 
The NZ netflix product will have less content (due to other providers who already have content rights here). 
NZ netflix will be more expensive. 


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  #1179404 19-Nov-2014 11:57
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did they buy out quickflix? I have a sneaky feeling that's what happened.

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