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Topic # 160051 22-Dec-2014 08:54
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Hi Guys,

Looking for some advice, I have an LG Smart TV (Model - 65UB930T) - its a 65" Ultra 3D HD - really pleased with it.

But has anyone any experience of installing BBC iplayer?

I cant seen to change the location to "other" where reading other forums etc suggests i may be able to change the location to the UK.

Would be great if i could get iplayer working on this TV...Any ideas?




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  Reply # 1201746 22-Dec-2014 09:14
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My experience with iPlayer is you'll need a VPN or some other trickery to do this. Routing a TV through a VPN could be tricky, based on my limited networking knowledge, but it should be possible.




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  Reply # 1201748 22-Dec-2014 09:16
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Are you using a VPN/DNS redirection service?

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  Reply # 1201754 22-Dec-2014 09:25
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I think DickDastardly is trying to change the region in the TV and not having any joy.

Have you seen this http://help.unotelly.com/support/articles/39466-changing-the-country-settings-for-your-lg-smart-tv
I would be guessing as you say 'you cant select others' where you were hoping to select UK and thus see if iplayer was available.

They also have this page:
http://help.unotelly.com/support/articles/199601-lg-devices-with-the-new-webos-firmware

Sadly - this doesnt sound promising either:

 

If you do not see US or UK regions, you will not be able to download those apps. Any region that has Netflix can be used to download the Netflix app. Once you have the Netflix app, you can use UnoTelly to access other regions of Netflix via Dynamo. 

 








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  Reply # 1201967 22-Dec-2014 12:28
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robjg63: I think DickDastardly is trying to change the region in the TV and not having any joy.

Have you seen this http://help.unotelly.com/support/articles/39466-changing-the-country-settings-for-your-lg-smart-tv
I would be guessing as you say 'you cant select others' where you were hoping to select UK and thus see if iplayer was available.

They also have this page:
http://help.unotelly.com/support/articles/199601-lg-devices-with-the-new-webos-firmware

Sadly - this doesnt sound promising either: If you do not see US or UK regions, you will not be able to download those apps. Any region that has Netflix can be used to download the Netflix app. Once you have the Netflix app, you can use UnoTelly to access other regions of Netflix via Dynamo. 




Yes Rob, you have got it right - i did try and set my TV to the UK - but sadly no European or American content was available. 

Ill try those two walkthroughs - the second link may be a good route for me and ill try and change the DNS settings...

As for Netflix, i will get unotelly up and running, I'm planning to use my Apple TV for Netflix, as my Apple TV has optical out to go into my 5.1 amp....my TV doesnt so im not keen to get Netflix on that.....but BBC iplayer would have been useful!




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  Reply # 1201977 22-Dec-2014 12:44
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I think setting the TV to UK is only half the battle, it needs a UK IP address, or to appear that it is in the UK doesn't it? THat's where the DNS/VPN comes in.

Get a free trial of Getflix or UnblockUS and change the DNS settings in your TV to see if that lets the UK apps appear.



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  Reply # 1201983 22-Dec-2014 12:57
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trig42: I think setting the TV to UK is only half the battle, it needs a UK IP address, or to appear that it is in the UK doesn't it? THat's where the DNS/VPN comes in.

Get a free trial of Getflix or UnblockUS and change the DNS settings in your TV to see if that lets the UK apps appear.


Agreed - I think Unotelly seems to be a good way to go - hopefully that would allow those UK apps to appear.....




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  Reply # 1202354 22-Dec-2014 22:15
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I have a 2012 LG Smart TV and after much research I found that the NZ model has a different firmware to the UK / US models and the app selection we have here is basically all we will ever be able to get.

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  Reply # 1202366 22-Dec-2014 22:31
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It looks like Samsung is one of the only ones that allows region changing.
The other TVs (Sony, Panasonic, LG etc) seem to have firmware that is region restricted.




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