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.


3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 189509 2-Jan-2016 14:42
Send private message

What I've done so far:
1. Sign up for a unotelly account
2. Change DNS settings on smart TV and change smart hub region to the US - TV updated itself with US apps including netflix but got rid of TVNZOD
3. Everything works fine but now I obviously don't have tvnz on demand - not sure if i can have the best of both worlds here?

Create new topic
186 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 40


  Reply # 1460208 2-Jan-2016 14:49
2 people support this post
Send private message

You should leave the TV region setting to NZ- this will make both the tvnz app and Netflix app available.

To get US Netflix, the only thing you need to do is set the unotelly region to US for Netflix and change your TV's DNS to unotelly's. If it's still showing NZ Netflix, then you may need to block public dns lookups in your router.



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1460210 2-Jan-2016 14:56
Send private message

I'll give that a go thanks - have a fritzbox so hopefully it all works smoothly. 

3078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 918

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1460237 2-Jan-2016 15:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

code15: You should leave the TV region setting to NZ- this will make both the tvnz app and Netflix app available.

To get US Netflix, the only thing you need to do is set the unotelly region to US for Netflix and change your TV's DNS to unotelly's. If it's still showing NZ Netflix, then you may need to block public dns lookups in your router.

Or change your routers DNS so a raft of different devices can take advantage of UnoTelly's service without having to configure each of them individually.

7829 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 782

Subscriber

  Reply # 1460244 2-Jan-2016 16:27
Send private message

Dratsab:
code15: You should leave the TV region setting to NZ- this will make both the tvnz app and Netflix app available.

To get US Netflix, the only thing you need to do is set the unotelly region to US for Netflix and change your TV's DNS to unotelly's. If it's still showing NZ Netflix, then you may need to block public dns lookups in your router.

Or change your routers DNS so a raft of different devices can take advantage of UnoTelly's service without having to configure each of them individually.

But then won't you lose access to NZ on demand? You do with skyGo




Regards,

Old3eyes


156 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1460254 2-Jan-2016 16:40
Send private message

francewavidok Could you please explain the exact procedure on how you did this, as I've been trying to work this out on my Samsung tv for a while.

Change DNS settings on smart TV and change smart hub region to the US - TV updated itself with US apps including netflix but got rid of TVNZOD


2931 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 277


  Reply # 1460255 2-Jan-2016 16:44
Send private message

TENKAN: francewavidok Could you please explain the exact procedure on how you did this, as I've been trying to work this out on my Samsung tv for a while.



Change DNS settings on smart TV and change smart hub region to the US - TV updated itself with US apps including netflix but got rid of TVNZOD





Change the Samsung tv region back to NZ.
Since we have Netflix now the app should be available when set to NZ region on the tv.
To change the Netflix region use the region selector from your DNS provider.
Make sure you set the DNS setting on the tv, or your router, to your DNS providers.




156 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 1460263 2-Jan-2016 17:11
Send private message

Thanks for your input, although i do know how to change the region in unotelly( Dynamo) for use on my pc, I'm hoping to get the exact procedure, as in step by step on how to Change DNS settings on the Samsung smart TV and change the smart hub region to the US, so that I can use the app in the smart hub directly.

2633 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 688

Subscriber

  Reply # 1460274 2-Jan-2016 17:58
Send private message

old3eyes:
Dratsab:
code15: You should leave the TV region setting to NZ- this will make both the tvnz app and Netflix app available.

To get US Netflix, the only thing you need to do is set the unotelly region to US for Netflix and change your TV's DNS to unotelly's. If it's still showing NZ Netflix, then you may need to block public dns lookups in your router.

Or change your routers DNS so a raft of different devices can take advantage of UnoTelly's service without having to configure each of them individually.

But then won't you lose access to NZ on demand? You do with skyGo


We have unblock-us DNS settings in the router and still get both TVNZ and TV3 On Demand (but not SkyGo).

3939 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 493

Trusted

  Reply # 1460412 2-Jan-2016 22:04
Send private message

eracode:
old3eyes:
Dratsab:
code15: You should leave the TV region setting to NZ- this will make both the tvnz app and Netflix app available.

To get US Netflix, the only thing you need to do is set the unotelly region to US for Netflix and change your TV's DNS to unotelly's. If it's still showing NZ Netflix, then you may need to block public dns lookups in your router.

Or change your routers DNS so a raft of different devices can take advantage of UnoTelly's service without having to configure each of them individually.

But then won't you lose access to NZ on demand? You do with skyGo


We have unblock-us DNS settings in the router and still get both TVNZ and TV3 On Demand (but not SkyGo).


Yeah sky go via a browser should work with this setup, but not iOS. There's some fiddling you can do on your router (if it uses dnsmasq) to force certain sites to use your nz isp DNS.




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR/OpenHAB: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,OpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, Raspberry PI temperature Sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors,HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 2012 
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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 »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

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



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.