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  Reply # 1521970 29-Mar-2016 06:59
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gbwelly:

 

DickDastardly:

 

Ok, so this is interesting.

 

I used Netflix and selected "USA Test" and picked The Office US version which is only on the US Netflix.

 

It worked.  Perhaps Getflix have perfected a workaround for the US market.

 

Where i struggled originally yesterday and what prompted me to write yesterday, I wanted to watch the new Avengers movie, age of ultron.  Only available to view in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.  It was choosing these regions that my viewing experience failed...

 

Perhaps Getflix and others need other country workarounds like they have done with the USA? 

 

 

 

 

Still working this evening?

 

 

 

 

So still keeping Getflix on USA "Test" region this evening through my Apple TV 3, i get "Netflix is currently unavailable, please try again later".  

 

Ive even tried USA "East 2" and although i can access Netflix, in trying to watch some of the kids content, i get the 139 error message

 

For me accessing the USA is nice, but isn't the be all and end all - even though i can't get the USA now, i would also like to go to any of the countries to get some of the more unusual content.  





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  Reply # 1522001 29-Mar-2016 08:33
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DickDastardly:

 

gbwelly:

 

DickDastardly:

 

Ok, so this is interesting.

 

I used Netflix and selected "USA Test" and picked The Office US version which is only on the US Netflix.

 

It worked.  Perhaps Getflix have perfected a workaround for the US market.

 

Where i struggled originally yesterday and what prompted me to write yesterday, I wanted to watch the new Avengers movie, age of ultron.  Only available to view in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.  It was choosing these regions that my viewing experience failed...

 

Perhaps Getflix and others need other country workarounds like they have done with the USA? 

 

 

 

 

Still working this evening?

 

 

 

 

So still keeping Getflix on USA "Test" region this evening through my Apple TV 3, i get "Netflix is currently unavailable, please try again later".  

 

Ive even tried USA "East 2" and although i can access Netflix, in trying to watch some of the kids content, i get the 139 error message

 

For me accessing the USA is nice, but isn't the be all and end all - even though i can't get the USA now, i would also like to go to any of the countries to get some of the more unusual content.  

 

 

 

 

I had a slight hitch with Netflix  for a short time last evening , all came good again around 9 pm , we are still using USA test mode

 

when i did a sytem check of my network on the Fire TV it showed one netflix server was down , could of just been a netflix problem ?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1522908 30-Mar-2016 18:39
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So the last few days we've been stuck with the 'You seem to be using a proxy' message. We're Using Unotelly. What I'm wondering is - we use the Sony TV smart app to watch NF US and the FireTV plugged in to the same TV to watch NF UK. If I start testing out these US test and UK test servers, does that stop this 'US and UK at the same time thing' we've had working. I presume you can't use these test servers with the non-Dynamo servers, or am I confusing the two ?





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  Reply # 1523063 31-Mar-2016 07:21
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All too much like hard work, dropped Netflix continuing with Hulu for now, alternative options have been investigated. Its a real shame was a great service.

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  Reply # 1523071 31-Mar-2016 07:37
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DeepBlueSky: All too much like hard work, dropped Netflix continuing with Hulu for now, alternative options have been investigated. Its a real shame was a great service.

 

With the catalogue shrinking so much it might be time to drop it anyway.  Paying the same for less feels even worse than paying more for more.  Ooops.  Just realised that prices went up by $1/month in that 24 month period - so its less content for more dollars.

 

From Allflicks:

 

"“Breaking down the content by type doesn’t change the equation much,” AllFlicks noted. “The loss of 2,159 movies amounts to a 33.2% drop, while the 412 fewer television shows now available represent a 25.6% loss. That’s a slightly larger drop in the movie selection than in the television selection, but considering the size of the numbers we’re looking at, it seems fair to say that they’re declining at pretty similar rates.”


 

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  Reply # 1523082 31-Mar-2016 08:27
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What annoys me the most about this is how Unotelly have handled it. There's been complete radio silence from them. I even opened up a support ticket last week, and all I got was a canned response saying "We're busy, but we'll get to you soon. In the meantime try switching to our various test regions".

I went into this fully knowing things could break at some point, but if you're a paying customer of a service like this, you at least expect communication letting you know what the state of play is. I have no idea whether they'll ever get things working again, or if this is a permanent outage on their side.

 

 


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  Reply # 1523084 31-Mar-2016 08:38
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dclegg:

 

What annoys me the most about this is how Unotelly have handled it. There's been complete radio silence from them. I even opened up a support ticket last week, and all I got was a canned response saying "We're busy, but we'll get to you soon. In the meantime try switching to our various test regions".

I went into this fully knowing things could break at some point, but if you're a paying customer of a service like this, you at least expect communication letting you know what the state of play is. I have no idea whether they'll ever get things working again, or if this is a permanent outage on their side.

 

 

 



Almost exactly the same with Unblock US - I raised a ticket and get the "we are busier than normal" response.  Yeah, not surprised when your service doesn't work!

I already have a Hulu subscription so may upgrade that to ad-free and just cancel Netflix.


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  Reply # 1523090 31-Mar-2016 08:48
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timbosan:

 

Almost exactly the same with Unblock US - I raised a ticket and get the "we are busier than normal" response.  Yeah, not surprised when your service doesn't work!

I already have a Hulu subscription so may upgrade that to ad-free and just cancel Netflix.

 

 

We also use Lightbox, Hulu, & HBO. Perhaps we need to re-assess if Netflix is still needed in our life now too (although I suspect it can still play a part, even with our hobbled catalogue).

 

And once we move back home (currently in a temporary rental while our house is reclad), I'll have free reign to muck about with network config to see if I can restore international Netflix service. Right now this isn't overly practical.


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  Reply # 1523091 31-Mar-2016 08:48
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timbosan:

 

Almost exactly the same with Unblock US - I raised a ticket and get the "we are busier than normal" response.  Yeah, not surprised when your service doesn't work!

I already have a Hulu subscription so may upgrade that to ad-free and just cancel Netflix.

 

 

We also use Lightbox, Hulu, & HBO. Perhaps we need to re-assess if Netflix is still needed in our life now too (although I suspect it can still play a part, even with our hobbled catalogue).

 

And once we move back home (currently in a temporary rental while our house is reclad), I'll have free reign to muck about with network config to see if I can restore international Netflix service. Right now this isn't overly practical.


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  Reply # 1523098 31-Mar-2016 08:56
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I have never used the US Netflix. I do have(did have) NZ Netflix and after doing a review of what we watch I discovered that we seldom watch any Netflix in a month. Netflix in NZ is on par with Quickflix and Lightbox so pretty much a waste.

 

I have terminated our subscription and will just use Sky for the foreseeable future.





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  Reply # 1523157 31-Mar-2016 10:06
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have to say Getflix have been really awesome - their support page is up to date and they respond quickly to support requests.

 

Having to change servers every week or two is annoying and may eventually get to be too much, but ok for now.

 

 

 

 

UPDATE (21st March): Netflix Geo-Location and Proxy Detection

 

Over the past few weeks, Netflix have started rolling out new geo-location and proxy detection. They started by detecting access to their service from known Proxy/VPN IP addresses and more recently have started perforing geo-location checks on the actual video streams.

 

Some customers have both detection strategies enabled on their Netflix account, some have one and some have none. We expect Netflix to enable full detection on all customer accounts in the coming weeks. Which accounts get enabled and when appears to be random.

 

How do I know if my account is affected and what can I do?

 

If you can stream all Netflix regions on any device, you don't have any detection enabled. You don't need to do anything at this stage.

 

If you can stream only some Netflix regions (e.g. US, UK, CA, AU, DE) but not others, then you have the first detection method enabled. You don't need to do anything at this stage, please continue to use the supported regions only.

 

If you can only stream your local Netflix region, then you have both detection methods enabled. At this stage, you can set your Netflix region here to "Turn Off" to access your local Netflix OR set the region here to "United States (TEST)" to access USA Netflix. This is not a 100% fix but it does work for many users and devices.

 

We are working around the clock to provide more complete solution for all users and more devices. Please note that this change only affects Netflix, all other services are operational on all devices.

 


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  Reply # 1523252 31-Mar-2016 11:42
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I agree, from what others are saying about various providers, Getflix seems to be handling the issues in a relatively transparent way. I did almost give up earlier in the week, but following the detailed instructions they posted on twitter, it's all up and running again. Very happy customer.. with a very happy 4 year old son who can watch Princess Sofia again


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  Reply # 1523253 31-Mar-2016 11:49
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LazyDr:

 

I agree, from what others are saying about various providers, Getflix seems to be handling the issues in a relatively transparent way. I did almost give up earlier in the week, but following the detailed instructions they posted on twitter, it's all up and running again. Very happy customer.. with a very happy 4 year old son who can watch Princess Sofia again

 

 

Hmm... looks like Getflix supports all the services we currently use. May be time to consider jumping ship to a more communicative provider. :-)


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  Reply # 1523479 31-Mar-2016 17:54
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I've just switched over to dns4me can say that they have, so far had pretty great support with getting things up and running on my roku setup and providing updates on the service status as well

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  Reply # 1523519 31-Mar-2016 19:29
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Again - probably not a good place to be discussing what works. Could lead to it not working...

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