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Master Geek


# 181384 13-Oct-2015 19:12
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Hey guys

Sorry if this has already been posted.

I have unotelly and have been enjoying watching Netflix on Chromecast but now it doesn't work.

Was using an old version before Google blocked it.

Have emailed unotelly and they say it's a problem, but the only fix was to create a brand new profile on Netflix.
Have tried that but it still times out. Everything else like Hulu and BBC work. Works on my browswers too but just android 5.1 to chomecast doesn't.

Any advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance

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Uber Geek


  # 1405213 13-Oct-2015 19:37
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How are you tricking your Chromecast and your phone to use Unotelly's DNS servers?

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Master Geek


  # 1405215 13-Oct-2015 19:41
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I have the same problem. I block Google DNS at my Router/Firewall.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1405217 13-Oct-2015 19:59
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I've explained this many times on here.

To use Netflix correctly on both Android and the Chromecast you need to either block (or preferably redirect) both GoogleDNS and OpenDNS via your router. I have found it really hit and miss to simply block Google DNS so personally just redirect Port 53 traffic to my routers DNS server instead.




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  # 1405220 13-Oct-2015 20:14
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You have to block Google DNS, OpenDNS and a couple of others:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
208.67.222.123
208.67.220.123
209.244.0.3
209.244.0.4
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220







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Master Geek


  # 1405481 14-Oct-2015 09:45
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I think I've done all the block on both my router and airport extreme?

Everything worked before and then it didn't





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Uber Geek


  # 1405557 14-Oct-2015 10:54
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I suspect it's just the Chromecast being able to bypass the things you have set up on your router, possibly following a firmware update for the Chromecast.
What kind of router do you have?

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  # 1405561 14-Oct-2015 11:00
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Master Geek


  # 1405572 14-Oct-2015 11:14
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@dontPanic42 I have a Pace V5542 from Spark and Airport Extreme for Wifi

@freitasm I'll try using the DNS you provided earlier? Anymore?

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Wannabe Geek


  # 1405821 14-Oct-2015 17:47
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freitasm: You have to block Google DNS, OpenDNS and a couple of others:

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
208.67.222.123
208.67.220.123
209.244.0.3
209.244.0.4
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220



I'm having the exact same problem and I've blocked everything on that list, I think the easiest solution could be just buying a DD-WRT router off Trade me so I can just redirect the DNS.

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Uber Geek


  # 1405823 14-Oct-2015 17:49
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Why does Google do this?  It's really a PITA, just use the provided DNS!!!

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  # 1405916 14-Oct-2015 19:54
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DBPisces: 
I'm having the exact same problem and I've blocked everything on that list, I think the easiest solution could be just buying a DD-WRT router off Trade me so I can just redirect the DNS.


Yip. Redirection seems to be the only reliable way to make a Chromecast work smoothly with non-NZ Netflix.

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