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Topic # 157421 1-Dec-2014 10:05
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Just going throught the process of getting Orcon fibre installed.

Read with interest about their Global Mode, which will be great for my Apple TV and Netflix, but does Global Mode negate the need for Unotelly?

Once its installed, browse straight to Netflix, "sign up" and begin viewing on my Apple TV?  Is it that simple?  Same with BBC Iplayer??




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  Reply # 1186203 1-Dec-2014 10:48
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In theory, yes. It is that easy :) (Once you cough up your CC # to netflix  ;) )





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  Reply # 1186213 1-Dec-2014 11:01
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Sweeeeeeeet!

Another question - can you easily change Netflix's location - ie sometimes you view American Netflix content and then can you easily change to say Netflix UK?  Is it do-able?  Perhaps Netflix Apple TV settings if possible...?




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  Reply # 1186240 1-Dec-2014 11:30
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DickDastardly: Sweeeeeeeet!

Another question - can you easily change Netflix's location - ie sometimes you view American Netflix content and then can you easily change to say Netflix UK?  Is it do-able?  Perhaps Netflix Apple TV settings if possible...?


I don't believe so, though others can confirm for sure. My sister's with Slingshot, and the only Netflix she's been able to access is the US site. She's thinking about signing up to a DNS service to negate this problem, given especially movies selection from other countries' Netflix sites is often superior (including more recent releases) than the US site. Personally, I'd elect to pay for a DNS service for this reason alone (and I'd imagine it will still be useful/necessary once Netflix sets up in NZ next March, given Netflix NZ customers will still need such a service to access the non-NZ sites).

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  Reply # 1186245 1-Dec-2014 11:44
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that's the advantage of a paid service like UnoTelly, you will have more services available to you (such as easy switching Netflix regions)

Local ISPs will likely have a basic level of services as they are not making money out of this.

Unotelly is pretty cheap so no reason not to use it IMO

(or Unblock-US or whichever service you prefer)



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  Reply # 1186287 1-Dec-2014 12:17
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Thanks for the reply.

So - for the novice that I am....

I noticed that using Unotelly you can view loads of channels - such as Discovery, ITV player, C4 player etc - do you just watch these online?  Is there a way of watching them on you main TV screen for a better TV viewing experience rather than a PC or tablet?

All done through smart TV apps perhaps??

And how do you use these DNS services to set your location - all from your desktop? 




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  Reply # 1186387 1-Dec-2014 13:59
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smart TV apps or a third party TV box (such as Apple TV, Roku, PS3/4 etc which run their own apps)

I have the ITV app on my Samsung smart TV for example

Edit for your second question - missed that sorry

Uno-Telly can be configured on the desktop yes, but also via their mobile app (Android at least)

they have a free trial and excellent guides for setting up various devices, so go try it out



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  Reply # 1199426 17-Dec-2014 18:59
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MyRepublics version of global mode is not very good, works with some devices and not with others. I cannot get my Roku 3 to show US apps at all. My Xbox 360 still thinks its in NZ even when signed in with a US account. The Xbox one and PS4 seem ok so far.

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