Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




254 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11

Trusted

Topic # 173274 17-May-2015 20:12
Send private message

I've spent the weekend reading up on how to get this in New Zealand and to be honest the heads a bit full of too many tips, advice etc.

To (hopefully) simplify a few things I wanted to check in with those in the know and confirm I have it correct.

1) Get a dns unblocking service and sign up to it
2) Head to Netflix USA and sign up using a USA address and zip code but supplying a NZ credit card and billing address (that correct?)
3) Login and enjoy.

That's the quick and simple version I hope.

Some other questions.

Do NZ credit cards work when signing up to netflix usa, if not what's the best current option(s) to pay for it?
I have read some folks are using a Youshop address as a USA address that is provided on registration - is this really the best idea?view it as
If I use the netflix app on the xbox 360 should I set the dns unblock up on that device first, then install the netflix app, then login?
If I already have the netflix app and try and login with/without the dns change to the xbox would it work?

..and lastly is there a noticeable benefit to using the USA version of Netflix vs. the NZ version?


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1306820 17-May-2015 20:23
3 people support this post
Send private message

its actually even easier than that now, since Netflix gives you a 'global' account that will simply show you content from wherever you are (or rather, wherever it thinks you are)

1) sign up to NZ Netflix  (using NZ address and cc), download apps to whatever devices you want.

2) get unblocking service, set it up on whatever devices you want (or just in your router, if you can)

3) Enjoy US netflix

that way you don't need to worry about youshop, cc being rejected etc etc


the US version of Netflix is miles better than NZ version, because netflix are too tight to buy content rights for NZ when they know most people will use US anyway, so be able to access the content just fine.

3046 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 305


  Reply # 1306821 17-May-2015 20:25
Send private message

I may be wrong but I thought that if you sign up for Netflix NZ and use your NZ credit card then use one of the dns unblocking services you can use Netflix USA fine.

Edit: Snap!  I was too slow.

 
 
 
 




254 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11

Trusted

  Reply # 1306845 17-May-2015 20:35
Send private message

NonprayingMantis: its actually even easier than that now, since Netflix gives you a 'global' account that will simply show you content from wherever you are (or rather, wherever it thinks you are)

1) sign up to NZ Netflix  (using NZ address and cc), download apps to whatever devices you want.

2) get unblocking service, set it up on whatever devices you want (or just in your router, if you can)

3) Enjoy US netflix

that way you don't need to worry about youshop, cc being rejected etc etc


the US version of Netflix is miles better than NZ version, because netflix are too tight to buy content rights for NZ when they know most people will use US anyway, so be able to access the content just fine.


Ok thanks for this.. everything I have read lately on GZ seemed to suggest you needed to gain access to the USA website and sign up as a USA based person to get the USA based content. So based on what you're saying that's now changed?

The two unblocking services I see mentioned a lot that folks are using are Unotelly and Unblock-us
Does anyone know if they play nice with Spark UFB as of May 2015?
Which service do people recommend?

..and (sorry lots of questions) am I right in assuming if we can just use a DNS unblocking service we're going to get a better streaming experience that having to set up and use a VPN (with it's extra traffic overheads)?



I iz your trusted friend
5831 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1306862 17-May-2015 21:19
Send private message

Since Netflix is now available in NZ, you can sign up using NZ credit card and pay NZ's plans.

Once you got a Netflix account, and having different DNSes allow you to get content designated for that region. DNS4me is a great option and with right discounts you can see it as little as NZ$23/year.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


244 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1306873 17-May-2015 22:02
Send private message

I have a US Netflix account and use Unotelly.

Is it easy to convert this to a NZ account - so I dont have to pay via paypal and have a local account? Or do I register again and get NZ account?

2049 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 312

Subscriber

  Reply # 1306902 18-May-2015 01:21
Send private message

My sister uses Spark UFB and Unotelly and it works great. I use Spark VDSL and Unotelly. I have their DNS in my AppleTV, an old iPad and the old PS3. Hulu has a few buffering issues but so far Netflix has been solid.




Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.co.nz.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, AppleTV4.


242 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 16


  Reply # 1306950 18-May-2015 09:41
Send private message

How can you verify if you're connected to the US or NZ netflix content?


2204 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 364


  Reply # 1306961 18-May-2015 10:01
Send private message

And not just USA, you can connect to all Netflix regions, there is a surprising amount of good stuff not in the USA region but in some of their other regions

Also, you can set the region (via a DNS service) to one region, start watching a program, then switch DNS unblocker service to another region and start watching another Netflix region simultaneously on another device

2204 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 364


  Reply # 1306962 18-May-2015 10:03
Send private message

russelo: How can you verify if you're connected to the US or NZ netflix content?



I use the Unotelly android app and if you go to Netflix region it will tell you which region you are currently in

I iz your trusted friend
5831 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1306973 18-May-2015 10:15
Send private message

russelo: How can you verify if you're connected to the US or NZ netflix content?


Apparently, if you search for House of Cards, and you can find it - then you're view US contents. Plus check the Genres, if you can see there's Gay/Lesbian content then you definitely in US Netflix. :-)




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


6434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1571


  Reply # 1306974 18-May-2015 10:15
3 people support this post
Send private message

russelo: How can you verify if you're connected to the US or NZ netflix content?



If the content library is full of good and compelling content, you are in the US
If the content library is weak and seems empty, you are in NZ

I iz your trusted friend
5831 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1306975 18-May-2015 10:16
Send private message

mailmarshall: I have a US Netflix account and use Unotelly.

Is it easy to convert this to a NZ account - so I dont have to pay via paypal and have a local account? Or do I register again and get NZ account?


I don't think it matter which region you're paying. I don't think you can convert it either, unless you willing to risk it by asking Netflix if they can change region for you?




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


Banana?
4653 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1160

Subscriber

  Reply # 1307000 18-May-2015 10:34
Send private message

chiefie:
mailmarshall: I have a US Netflix account and use Unotelly.

Is it easy to convert this to a NZ account - so I dont have to pay via paypal and have a local account? Or do I register again and get NZ account?


I don't think it matter which region you're paying. I don't think you can convert it either, unless you willing to risk it by asking Netflix if they can change region for you?


Pretty certain Netflix will change regions for you. You will lose your play counts and recommendations etc. IIRC.

7963 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 818

Subscriber

  Reply # 1307129 18-May-2015 12:38
Send private message

russelo: How can you verify if you're connected to the US or NZ netflix content?



Do a search for the Star Trek  TV series.   If you see it you're on the US one , if not you're on NZ..




Regards,

Old3eyes


326 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 67

Trusted
dns4me
Subscriber

  Reply # 1307137 18-May-2015 12:56
Send private message

The easiest way to tell is to log out of Netflix then refresh the homepage, the signup currency will change depending on which country they are detecting your from.

 1 | 2
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

NZ and France seek to end use of social media for acts of terrorism
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:13


Intel introduces the 9th Gen Intel Core mobile processors
Posted 24-Apr-2019 12:03


Spark partners with OPPO to bring new AX5s smartphone to New Zealand
Posted 24-Apr-2019 09:54


Orcon announces new always-on internet service for Small Business
Posted 18-Apr-2019 10:19


Spark Sport prices for Rugby World Cup 2019 announced
Posted 16-Apr-2019 07:58


2degrees launches new unlimited mobile plan
Posted 15-Apr-2019 09:35


Redgate brings together major industry speakers for SQL in the City Summits
Posted 13-Apr-2019 12:35


Exported honey authenticated on Blockchain
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:19


HPE and Nutanix partner to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:12


Southern Cross and ASN sign contract for Southern Cross NEXT
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:09


Data security top New Zealand consumer priority when choosing a bank
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:07


Samsung announces first 8K screens to hit New Zealand
Posted 10-Apr-2019 21:03


New cyber-protection and insurance product for businesses launched in APAC
Posted 10-Apr-2019 20:59


Kiwis ensure streaming is never interrupted by opting for uncapped broadband plans
Posted 7-Apr-2019 09:05


DHL Express introduces new MyDHL+ online portal to make shipping easier
Posted 7-Apr-2019 08:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.