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  Reply # 1536143 20-Apr-2016 00:01
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Noob question about NetFlix...

 

 

 

Do I have to subscribe to a different country when I want to watch their catalogue, or can I just subscribe to NZ Netflix, and then watch Brazil NetFlix (For example) and it counts it as 1 subscription? Im guessing it's all 1 subscription, just thought I would ask though.

 

 

 

Thanks!

 



It's one subscription - you'll just see the catalogue of whatever country you are in.

 

 

 

Cheers mate. Just as I thought.


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  Reply # 1536201 20-Apr-2016 07:44
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littleheaven:
Finch:

 

Noob question about NetFlix...

 

 

 

Do I have to subscribe to a different country when I want to watch their catalogue, or can I just subscribe to NZ Netflix, and then watch Brazil NetFlix (For example) and it counts it as 1 subscription? Im guessing it's all 1 subscription, just thought I would ask though.

 

 

 

Thanks!

 



It's one subscription - you'll just see the catalogue of whatever country you are in.

 

 

 

Cheers mate. Just as I thought.

 

 

Mate-ess actually! 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1536244 20-Apr-2016 08:50
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My unotelly has diedcry. Guess all those people that said that Netflix couldn't do it were wrong





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  Reply # 1536258 20-Apr-2016 09:12
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shk292:

 

tdgeek
You want to buy a Dodge Viper do you go to Honda Cars?

If you want free Spotify do you go to slingshot?

Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition .

 

Seriously, is that really the best answer you can provide?  An obscure car that I could get from any number of dealers or import myself, and a specific deal on a music service?

 

I think my point must be proven then

 

 

 

 

"Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition ", that is very close to an oxymoron. Exclusivity is as close to anti-comeptitive you can get, it is literally contracting competition out of the game. When content resellers have exclusivity on a particular show they have a monopoly on selling that production. They aren't adding value (well very very very little value), as the delivery cost is next to nothing, so all they are doing is charging you extra and clipping the ticket to view something extra - at least in the days of broadcasting they were actually providing a physical service.

 

Exclusivity for live content production eg, sports, can be considered competitive as the value being delivered is in the content production, but re-selling the live rights with exclusive contracts is anti-competitive.

 

So the best we can do now is get our US Netflix, try and make the NZ companies squirm and put pressure on the government to update NZ's laws for the internet age. To be honest, I do not know why Sky, Spark and co aren't pushing for the government to effectively ban exclusivity on reselling content - the long term outlook isn't good for regional businesses like that unless they can offer consumer friendly packages tailored to the NZ Consumers. Unless that happens their business is going to be gobbled up by the big offshore companies like Hulu, Netflix etc. 

 

 

 

EDIT** 

 

This forum is meant to be about Netflix's blocking attempts, so its probably not the best place to be having this argument.

 

 

You're absolutely right.  We should boycott any content distributors that have exclusive content deals until they realise the folly of their ways and only provide on a non-exclusive basis.

 

That means:

 

No Lightbox

 

No Amazon

 

No Netflix (NZ, UK, US or anywhere given its exclusive content deals)

 

No BBC

 

No Sky

 

No TVNZ

 

No TV3

 

No Hulu

 

No [insert any other company that has exclusive deals]

 

Lets all go back to buying retail box sets after the exclusive windows have all expired.  Until all these companies understand how silly they are all being.


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  Reply # 1536280 20-Apr-2016 09:39
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Finch:

 

 

 

Cheers mate. Just as I thought.

 

 

Mate-ess actually! 

 

 

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  Reply # 1536314 20-Apr-2016 10:09
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I like your avatar. Don't change it.

 

 





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  Reply # 1536324 20-Apr-2016 10:16
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Dulouz:

 

My unotelly has diedcry. Guess all those people that said that Netflix couldn't do it were wrong

 

 

Have you tried fiddling with the region picker in the Unotelly app? 

 

Rikkitic:

 

I like your avatar. Don't change it.

 

 

Aw, thanks! It's actually my weather forum avatar, so I've been meaning to use a more geek-appropriate one for here, but I am quite attached to Snoopy. Maybe I'll edit my signature instead.





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  Reply # 1536894 20-Apr-2016 18:08
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Unotelly user here, haven't been able to get to US Netflix for a few weeks. Have tried every combination of DNS server and "region" possible with at best mixed results - some devices working some not. Unotelly support who up until now have always been very quick to respond and very thorough no longer seem very interested with slow responses simply pointing you to support documentation that doesn't quite resolve the issue and wishing you a nice day. In short, I give up. I will keep unotelly for now as have a while left on my sub and it at least gives me BBC, Sky News etc, but it does indeed look as though Netflix are winning the battle.

To be fair, NZ Netflix can only get better and right now is far better than no Netflix at all.

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  Reply # 1536931 20-Apr-2016 19:20
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ockel:

 

charliebrownnz:

 

shk292:

 

tdgeek
You want to buy a Dodge Viper do you go to Honda Cars?

If you want free Spotify do you go to slingshot?

Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition .

 

Seriously, is that really the best answer you can provide?  An obscure car that I could get from any number of dealers or import myself, and a specific deal on a music service?

 

I think my point must be proven then

 

 

 

 

"Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition ", that is very close to an oxymoron. Exclusivity is as close to anti-comeptitive you can get, it is literally contracting competition out of the game. When content resellers have exclusivity on a particular show they have a monopoly on selling that production. They aren't adding value (well very very very little value), as the delivery cost is next to nothing, so all they are doing is charging you extra and clipping the ticket to view something extra - at least in the days of broadcasting they were actually providing a physical service.

 

Exclusivity for live content production eg, sports, can be considered competitive as the value being delivered is in the content production, but re-selling the live rights with exclusive contracts is anti-competitive.

 

So the best we can do now is get our US Netflix, try and make the NZ companies squirm and put pressure on the government to update NZ's laws for the internet age. To be honest, I do not know why Sky, Spark and co aren't pushing for the government to effectively ban exclusivity on reselling content - the long term outlook isn't good for regional businesses like that unless they can offer consumer friendly packages tailored to the NZ Consumers. Unless that happens their business is going to be gobbled up by the big offshore companies like Hulu, Netflix etc. 

 

 

 

EDIT** 

 

This forum is meant to be about Netflix's blocking attempts, so its probably not the best place to be having this argument.

 

 

You're absolutely right.  We should boycott any content distributors that have exclusive content deals until they realise the folly of their ways and only provide on a non-exclusive basis.

 

That means:

 

No Lightbox

 

No Amazon

 

No Netflix (NZ, UK, US or anywhere given its exclusive content deals)

 

No BBC

 

No Sky

 

No TVNZ

 

No TV3

 

No Hulu

 

No [insert any other company that has exclusive deals]

 

Lets all go back to buying retail box sets after the exclusive windows have all expired.  Until all these companies understand how silly they are all being.

 

 

 

 

Ah - where did I say we should boycott content distributors? You're just being stupid.


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  Reply # 1536951 20-Apr-2016 19:49
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charliebrownnz:

 

ockel:

 

charliebrownnz:

 

shk292:

 

tdgeek
You want to buy a Dodge Viper do you go to Honda Cars?

If you want free Spotify do you go to slingshot?

Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition .

 

Seriously, is that really the best answer you can provide?  An obscure car that I could get from any number of dealers or import myself, and a specific deal on a music service?

 

I think my point must be proven then

 

 

 

 

"Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition ", that is very close to an oxymoron. Exclusivity is as close to anti-comeptitive you can get, it is literally contracting competition out of the game. When content resellers have exclusivity on a particular show they have a monopoly on selling that production. They aren't adding value (well very very very little value), as the delivery cost is next to nothing, so all they are doing is charging you extra and clipping the ticket to view something extra - at least in the days of broadcasting they were actually providing a physical service.

 

Just so I understand.  Its okay for someone to have exclusive content as long as it suits you but when someone else has exclusive content that you cant access its not okay.

 

Exclusivity for live content production eg, sports, can be considered competitive as the value being delivered is in the content production, but re-selling the live rights with exclusive contracts is anti-competitive.

 

So the best we can do now is get our US Netflix, try and make the NZ companies squirm and put pressure on the government to update NZ's laws for the internet age. To be honest, I do not know why Sky, Spark and co aren't pushing for the government to effectively ban exclusivity on reselling content - the long term outlook isn't good for regional businesses like that unless they can offer consumer friendly packages tailored to the NZ Consumers. Unless that happens their business is going to be gobbled up by the big offshore companies like Hulu, Netflix etc. 

 

 

 

EDIT** 

 

This forum is meant to be about Netflix's blocking attempts, so its probably not the best place to be having this argument.

 

 

You're absolutely right.  We should boycott any content distributors that have exclusive content deals until they realise the folly of their ways and only provide on a non-exclusive basis.

 

That means:

 

No Lightbox

 

No Amazon

 

No Netflix (NZ, UK, US or anywhere given its exclusive content deals)

 

No BBC

 

No Sky

 

No TVNZ

 

No TV3

 

No Hulu

 

No [insert any other company that has exclusive deals]

 

Lets all go back to buying retail box sets after the exclusive windows have all expired.  Until all these companies understand how silly they are all being.

 

 

 

 

Ah - where did I say we should boycott content distributors? You're just being stupid.

 

 

Actually you said that exclusive deals are as close to anti-competitve as you can get.  And that exclusive deals mean that resellers just clip the ticket without adding any value.  If thats the case then the only way to send the message is to not partake in the resellers service.  Subscribing to Netflix US to make NZ companies squirm is hypocritical.  Netflix (and Amazon and Hulu and the BBC) all partake in the same behavior.  How do you propose to send them a message when you're condoning their actions by subscribing to their service?


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  Reply # 1536966 20-Apr-2016 20:13
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charliebrownnz:

 

ockel:

 

charliebrownnz:

 

shk292:

 

tdgeek
You want to buy a Dodge Viper do you go to Honda Cars?

If you want free Spotify do you go to slingshot?

Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition .

 

Seriously, is that really the best answer you can provide?  An obscure car that I could get from any number of dealers or import myself, and a specific deal on a music service?

 

I think my point must be proven then

 

 

 

 

"Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition ", that is very close to an oxymoron. Exclusivity is as close to anti-comeptitive you can get, it is literally contracting competition out of the game. When content resellers have exclusivity on a particular show they have a monopoly on selling that production. They aren't adding value (well very very very little value), as the delivery cost is next to nothing, so all they are doing is charging you extra and clipping the ticket to view something extra - at least in the days of broadcasting they were actually providing a physical service.

 

Just so I understand.  Its okay for someone to have exclusive content as long as it suits you but when someone else has exclusive content that you cant access its not okay.

 

Exclusivity for live content production eg, sports, can be considered competitive as the value being delivered is in the content production, but re-selling the live rights with exclusive contracts is anti-competitive.

 

So the best we can do now is get our US Netflix, try and make the NZ companies squirm and put pressure on the government to update NZ's laws for the internet age. To be honest, I do not know why Sky, Spark and co aren't pushing for the government to effectively ban exclusivity on reselling content - the long term outlook isn't good for regional businesses like that unless they can offer consumer friendly packages tailored to the NZ Consumers. Unless that happens their business is going to be gobbled up by the big offshore companies like Hulu, Netflix etc. 

 

 

 

EDIT** 

 

This forum is meant to be about Netflix's blocking attempts, so its probably not the best place to be having this argument.

 

 

You're absolutely right.  We should boycott any content distributors that have exclusive content deals until they realise the folly of their ways and only provide on a non-exclusive basis.

 

That means:

 

No Lightbox

 

No Amazon

 

No Netflix (NZ, UK, US or anywhere given its exclusive content deals)

 

No BBC

 

No Sky

 

No TVNZ

 

No TV3

 

No Hulu

 

No [insert any other company that has exclusive deals]

 

Lets all go back to buying retail box sets after the exclusive windows have all expired.  Until all these companies understand how silly they are all being.

 

 

 

 

Ah - where did I say we should boycott content distributors? You're just being stupid.

 

 

Actually you said that exclusive deals are as close to anti-competitve as you can get.  And that exclusive deals mean that resellers just clip the ticket without adding any value.  If thats the case then the only way to send the message is to not partake in the resellers service.  Subscribing to Netflix US to make NZ companies squirm is hypocritical.  Netflix (and Amazon and Hulu and the BBC) all partake in the same behavior.  How do you propose to send them a message when you're condoning their actions by subscribing to their service?

 

 

 

 

Well I did state "So the best we can do now is get our US Netflix, try and make the NZ companies squirm and put pressure on the government to update NZ's laws for the internet age." It isn't hypocritical, it is giving them an incentive to push for change and not accept the status quo. And in the end, if things don't change then I will still try to get the most content I want to see at the best price legally - which at the moment is netflix US - lets face it, its hard to see things being worse and more expensive than getting it through nz middlemen anyway. 


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  Reply # 1536975 20-Apr-2016 20:22
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charliebrownnz:

 

ockel:

 

charliebrownnz:

 

ockel:

 

charliebrownnz:

 

shk292:

 

tdgeek
You want to buy a Dodge Viper do you go to Honda Cars?

If you want free Spotify do you go to slingshot?

Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition .

 

Seriously, is that really the best answer you can provide?  An obscure car that I could get from any number of dealers or import myself, and a specific deal on a music service?

 

I think my point must be proven then

 

 

 

 

"Exclusivity is a means to added value .its competition ", that is very close to an oxymoron. Exclusivity is as close to anti-comeptitive you can get, it is literally contracting competition out of the game. When content resellers have exclusivity on a particular show they have a monopoly on selling that production. They aren't adding value (well very very very little value), as the delivery cost is next to nothing, so all they are doing is charging you extra and clipping the ticket to view something extra - at least in the days of broadcasting they were actually providing a physical service.

 

Just so I understand.  Its okay for someone to have exclusive content as long as it suits you but when someone else has exclusive content that you cant access its not okay.

 

Exclusivity for live content production eg, sports, can be considered competitive as the value being delivered is in the content production, but re-selling the live rights with exclusive contracts is anti-competitive.

 

So the best we can do now is get our US Netflix, try and make the NZ companies squirm and put pressure on the government to update NZ's laws for the internet age. To be honest, I do not know why Sky, Spark and co aren't pushing for the government to effectively ban exclusivity on reselling content - the long term outlook isn't good for regional businesses like that unless they can offer consumer friendly packages tailored to the NZ Consumers. Unless that happens their business is going to be gobbled up by the big offshore companies like Hulu, Netflix etc. 

 

 

 

EDIT** 

 

This forum is meant to be about Netflix's blocking attempts, so its probably not the best place to be having this argument.

 

 

You're absolutely right.  We should boycott any content distributors that have exclusive content deals until they realise the folly of their ways and only provide on a non-exclusive basis.

 

That means:

 

No Lightbox

 

No Amazon

 

No Netflix (NZ, UK, US or anywhere given its exclusive content deals)

 

No BBC

 

No Sky

 

No TVNZ

 

No TV3

 

No Hulu

 

No [insert any other company that has exclusive deals]

 

Lets all go back to buying retail box sets after the exclusive windows have all expired.  Until all these companies understand how silly they are all being.

 

 

 

 

Ah - where did I say we should boycott content distributors? You're just being stupid.

 

 

Actually you said that exclusive deals are as close to anti-competitve as you can get.  And that exclusive deals mean that resellers just clip the ticket without adding any value.  If thats the case then the only way to send the message is to not partake in the resellers service.  Subscribing to Netflix US to make NZ companies squirm is hypocritical.  Netflix (and Amazon and Hulu and the BBC) all partake in the same behavior.  How do you propose to send them a message when you're condoning their actions by subscribing to their service?

 

 

 

 

Well I did state "So the best we can do now is get our US Netflix, try and make the NZ companies squirm and put pressure on the government to update NZ's laws for the internet age." It isn't hypocritical, it is giving them an incentive to push for change and not accept the status quo. And in the end, if things don't change then I will still try to get the most content I want to see at the best price legally - which at the moment is netflix US - lets face it, its hard to see things being worse and more expensive than getting it through nz middlemen anyway. 

 

 

No.  The best is to not condone exclusive deals by not consuming.  The best that suits you is for you to watch Netflix US.  That may not be the best that suits someone else. It is hypocritical.  You're saying its okay for Netflix to have exclusive content but no one else - and especially no one in NZ.


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  Reply # 1536992 20-Apr-2016 20:42
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No.  The best is to not condone exclusive deals by not consuming.  The best that suits you is for you to watch Netflix US.  That may not be the best that suits someone else. It is hypocritical.  You're saying its okay for Netflix to have exclusive content but no one else - and especially no one in NZ.

 

 

Still not hypocritical, no matter how much you try to say so. I'm pushing for change in NZ, and if I can legally devalue and undermine the exclusive deals the NZ middlemen arrange, and enough other people do it you are encouraging change. Not buying the content doesn't undermine the exclusive deals, it adheres to them.


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  Reply # 1541740 25-Apr-2016 16:37
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My unotelly has today well and truly died. Anyone else having problems? Netflix, Hulu, nz apps no longer work through unotelly.
Can anyone recommend another provider? Unotelly just don't respond like they use too. They're finished

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Canadians not happy, either!





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