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#269915 14-Apr-2020 19:16
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We need to find something to watch. I’d planned on renting a few movies from Amazon because Netflix only seems to have really old films I’ve seen.

Amazon won’t rent to me because I’m not in America.

What will?





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  #2461330 14-Apr-2020 19:25
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Go to Justwatch, search for a movie, it will tell you who in NZ has it, and if its a sub and/or a rental and who rents it, and price.

 

https://www.justwatch.com/nz

 

 




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  #2461353 14-Apr-2020 19:59
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Cool! Thanks. Didn’t know about that.





 
 
 
 


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  #2461383 14-Apr-2020 20:34
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Have you looked at this list https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=151&topicid=165676 yet?

Movie rentals galore. Start with Microsoft Movies or Google Play and go through the rest of the list.





 

 

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  #2461422 14-Apr-2020 21:28
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Oh cool. Thanks for those - that should keep us going.

 

 

 

Prime is infuriating. Every time we find something we want to see, movie or TV, it tells us we cannot see it!






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Geektastic:

Oh cool. Thanks for those - that should keep us going.


 


Prime is infuriating. Every time we find something we want to see, movie or TV, it tells us we cannot see it!




Do you have amazon prime (the cheap shipping thing attached to amazon)? I did and it move my account to the is which is why I saw so much content I could access. Amazon killed that connection and everything was fine. I got amazon prime on their prime day to buy a new watch.




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  #2461684 15-Apr-2020 10:24
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davidcole:
Geektastic:

Oh cool. Thanks for those - that should keep us going.


 


Prime is infuriating. Every time we find something we want to see, movie or TV, it tells us we cannot see it!




Do you have amazon prime (the cheap shipping thing attached to amazon)? I did and it move my account to the is which is why I saw so much content I could access. Amazon killed that connection and everything was fine. I got amazon prime on their prime day to buy a new watch.


I do have it, yes.

Just about everything I want to watch is geolocked because I’m not in the US and/or don’t have a US billing address.





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  #2461855 15-Apr-2020 12:45
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Geektastic:

Just about everything I want to watch is geolocked because I’m not in the US and/or don’t have a US billing address.

 

Thats proably your issue, especially if you don't have anything to make your network look like the us for Amazon.  Maybe you need a US acccount on one email address and NZ on another, and you'll will at least be able to see the content from NZ.





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  #2461873 15-Apr-2020 13:22
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Apple is the best imho. Catch is need Apple TV, or smart device that can handle it.

 

 

 

https://www.apple.com/nz/apple-tv-app/devices/

 

They have 99 cent movies and up. plus a good range at around $3.00 mark.

 

Rented for around $2.99 Spider man far from home which is in 4k.

 

Latest releases are same price every where and they have the early cinema releases for $25, they have a buy button there, though I'm not sure if that's an error as most places have rent for $25.

 

I have my eye on Bloodshot, it has it available for rent in about a months time, as rather have it temporally for $8 then pay $25.  

 

Edit: Just looked up You Tube there they want $8.00 for Spiderman from home and that's for the HD version, over twice price of Apples.


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  #2461892 15-Apr-2020 13:57
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rugrat:

 

Apple is the best imho. Catch is need Apple TV, or smart device that can handle it.

 

 

 

https://www.apple.com/nz/apple-tv-app/devices/

 

They have 99 cent movies and up. plus a good range at around $3.00 mark.

 

Rented for around $2.99 Spider man far from home which is in 4k.

 

Latest releases are same price every where and they have the early cinema releases for $25, they have a buy button there, though I'm not sure if that's an error as most places have rent for $25.

 

I have my eye on Bloodshot, it has it available for rent in about a months time, as rather have it temporally for $8 then pay $25.  

 

Edit: Just looked up You Tube there they want $8.00 for Spiderman from home and that's for the HD version, over twice price of Apples.

 

 

Lightbox does rentals as well.  Think that same movie is $6.99 for rent.  Advantage over Apple TV is the number of devices they support.   I though there were more places like this (Quickflix in the day, Stuff).  I know for the US, there's Roku, vudu, itunes and a bunch of others.

 

 





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  #2461975 15-Apr-2020 15:10
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Lightbox does rentals as well.  Think that same movie is $6.99 for rent.  Advantage over Apple TV is the number of devices they support.   I though there were more places like this (Quickflix in the day, Stuff).  I know for the US, there's Roku, vudu, itunes and a bunch of others.

 

 

 

 

That is for SD version, HD version is $7.99 on Lightbox and to my knowledge does not have Dolby Digital 5.1

 

If someone doesn't have home threatre set up, then doesn't matter. Yes they have advantage of supporting more devices as Google Play and possibly others do as well over Apple.


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  #2461987 15-Apr-2020 15:43
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A tip about Apple movies: You can easily set up a US iTunes account and rent or buy movies with gift cards. No geo-unlocking needed.

 

There are lots of places that sell US iTunes gift cards.


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I just noticed that some movies I bought from Google Play are now in my library on Youtube. That's nice in one respect in that I can watch them on my Firestick but the audio is stereo only.  And that is not a Firestick limitation since Netflix and Amazon Prime shows come through in DD+.

 

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