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Topic # 228595 13-Jan-2018 14:29
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Hi everyone, 

 

 

 

I've been looking on and off for a couple of months now for a way to consolidate my streaming and just make the whole process a lot easier. 

 

At the moment, my girlfriend and I have a large variety of shows that we like to keep up to date on and I thought there must be an easier way to keep track of everything, even if it's at a premium. 

 

 

 

For example we have to jump around from Neon for our DC shows (Arrow, Flash, etc), to TVNZ for things like Agents of Shield/Walking dead, to Lightbox for Suits, etc etc etc. 

 

We have a laptop attached to our TV so we can watch it all on the big screen but there must be a better way. Is there an app or a service that has a wide range of up-to-date shows available all in one place, or does anyone have a good system of keeping track of the shows they watch? Since we are flicking between so many services, we often forget about shows for a month or two and then have to remember where we left off. 

 

 

 

Even if it's just a product that consolidates apps, but after looking at AppleTV, etc there seems to be so many restrictions, like they only have Netflix and not TVNZDemand or they'll have Lightbox and ThreeNow, but not Netflix, etc. 

 

I've looked at things such as Hulu, but I can't get a clear indication as to what their TV library is like.

 

 

 

I know it's a long shot but if anyone has figured out a solution to something like this, I'd love to hear it. 


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  Reply # 1938145 13-Jan-2018 14:46
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for keeping track of what you've seen from different sources have a look at trakt.
basically its an website/app that you can select/add shows that you are watching and then mark it off when watched. 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1938160 13-Jan-2018 15:21
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That's a great site! I just signed up and added some of our shows. I love the feature that shows you where to watch too, sometimes I hear of new shows and it's a mission tracking down where to watch them.

 

It's a shame it's so U.S focused, but I've been considering getting a VPN so that I can sign up for and watch things like CW on demand and ABC on demand. Does anyone know if that's allowed? And if so does anyone have an opinion on the best VPN?


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  Reply # 1938174 13-Jan-2018 16:04
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trakt get their data from other websites such as thetvdb.com.  these are community driven so rely on "us" updating them.  dates of shows are based on their countries release date.  eg anime is japan but can take years for an English voiced version to be made.  or things like Coronation street plays a few days/weeks in the UK before being shown here.  its not perfect but at least its a way keeping track of things and also lets you know when a new US/UK season is on the way.  I am surprised by how many NZ/AUS shows are listed though.

 

For US on demand services you would need to check their terms of service. VPNs or DNS unblockers could be used and there a plenty of conversations on both of these topics on Geekzone.


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  Reply # 1938218 13-Jan-2018 17:59
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Hulu would probably have most of what you want if you’re us based fan.

I’m not sure I understand your problem with an Apple TV? But it won’t solve your problem as you still have to jump around apps. On any given night we could be in lightbox Netflix and hayu on the Apple TV. But have to switch to the chromecast for. Channel 4 UK.

The easiest way to solve this problem is to download it all and run it in Plex. That is one app that will hold everything and aloes has trakt integration (I use that also). The do beside is it’s illegal.

Another option is iTunes, amazon prime/instant video. They may have everything you want but you pay per ep.




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  Reply # 1938404 13-Jan-2018 22:46
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I just tried signing up to Hulu to check out what they have but unfortunately they wont take NZ Cards, even signing up for the free trial they need my card details.

 

Is there any way around this?

 

 

 

 


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