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  # 1194917 10-Dec-2014 14:37
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automaton: Am I correct in assuming that this New Zealand version also comes baked with Google US DNS?  So no iPlay through VPN (without router configuration)?


yes they all do

they fixed the "issue" that let these be rooted

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  # 1194959 10-Dec-2014 15:18
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Thanks.  Fairly limited usefulness in NZ then, beyond being a good YouTube streamer.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1194965 10-Dec-2014 15:28
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freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Yes, those too.  However for me, I don't need to stream Pandora, and I tried Quickflix and found it didn't hit the spot.

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  # 1194995 10-Dec-2014 16:04
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freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Yes, those too.  However for me, I don't need to stream Pandora, and I tried Quickflix and found it didn't hit the spot.


It'll work with the Kiwi Netflix when it kicks off in March. Of course, we will have to wait & see what their catalogue is like...

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  # 1194999 10-Dec-2014 16:13
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freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Does it/ will it stream Lightbox from either Android App or browser?




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  # 1195001 10-Dec-2014 16:16
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Hopefully the team at Lightbox saw it coming and have been developing for it.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1195002 10-Dec-2014 16:18
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freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Does it/ will it stream Lightbox from either Android App or browser?


In theory you can throw anything in a browser tab onto the Chromecast. In practice, when we tried TVNZ ondemand, it was laggy and glitch and not watchable, but may have been due to our wifi.

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  # 1195003 10-Dec-2014 16:19
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I would be very likely to sign up with Lightbox if it does.




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  # 1195027 10-Dec-2014 16:36
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KiwiNZ:
freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Does it/ will it stream Lightbox from either Android App or browser?


In theory you can throw anything in a browser tab onto the Chromecast. In practice, when we tried TVNZ ondemand, it was laggy and glitch and not watchable, but may have been due to our wifi.


Works fine with my setup for Sky on Demand. 

It's also great for streaming my Plex content to anywhere with a decent internet connection.

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  # 1195030 10-Dec-2014 16:45
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NzBeagle:
BlueShift:
KiwiNZ:
freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Does it/ will it stream Lightbox from either Android App or browser?


In theory you can throw anything in a browser tab onto the Chromecast. In practice, when we tried TVNZ ondemand, it was laggy and glitch and not watchable, but may have been due to our wifi.


Works fine with my setup for Sky on Demand. 

It's also great for streaming my Plex content to anywhere with a decent internet connection.


Yeah, I suspect a wifi thing, the ondemand content streams fine on the PC, but when we cast it both on the PC and the Cast it glitched up. Probably if the PC was wired instead of wifi, there would be less problem - the content is streaming down to the PC over wifi, then back off the PC through the wifi router then down to the Chromecast over the same wifi. And if there's a kid in the house, then odds are there's Youtube being streamed to a lappie or phone in another room at the same time.

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  # 1195161 10-Dec-2014 19:18
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BlueShift:
KiwiNZ:
freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Does it/ will it stream Lightbox from either Android App or browser?


In theory you can throw anything in a browser tab onto the Chromecast. In practice, when we tried TVNZ ondemand, it was laggy and glitch and not watchable, but may have been due to our wifi.

My experience with Chromecast/Lightbox is that the website casts just fine, but as soon as you start a video stream, the screen goes black.

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  # 1195162 10-Dec-2014 19:20
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That'll be the copy protection getting in the way (that's what copy protection does best!)

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  # 1195410 11-Dec-2014 09:17
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BlueShift:
KiwiNZ:
freitasm: And Quickflix/Pandora streaming device.



Does it/ will it stream Lightbox from either Android App or browser?


In theory you can throw anything in a browser tab onto the Chromecast. In practice, when we tried TVNZ ondemand, it was laggy and glitch and not watchable, but may have been due to our wifi.


You can adjust the video quality down on the chromecast settings for video streaming. On lowest quality, mine streams with minimal lag. Not ideal. but great as a fall back. I've used it quite successfully with watching old NZ TV from nzonscreen.com

Chromecast is great for youtube, but also works well with google photos as well. If you have a newer phone, the option to mirror your phone screen is handy. I have a Sony Z2 and Google recently added support for this.

Seriously, though, at the price of one friday night's takeaways for the familiy, it's a absolute no-brainer. Outstanding value for money.

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$58.65 at PBtech this morning - 'with NZ plug' - not quite sure what plugs it actually comes with.
Didnt know it came withs a USB power source...




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