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  #3166215 30-Nov-2023 10:06
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BlakJak: Did you ask Netflix?


“We are unable to respond to individual questions” was all I could find.





 
 
 

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  #3166222 30-Nov-2023 10:09
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GV27:

 

I never liked this as you can have separated families with split living arrangements and an iPad that travels with a kid from parent's house to another week to week.

 

 

Mobile devices weren't an issue for us.  It was the TVs.

 

But ... Netflix and their associate Spark are in the rearview mirror for us, and we don't miss either of them.





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  #3166223 30-Nov-2023 10:10
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kiwiharry:

As per the post by mattwnz, that is what I have been doing and have not had any issues.

I live in Auckland and I also travel a bit for work. Recently I was working in Wellington for just over 1 month. I ensured I logged onto Netflix on my mobile device at home the day before I travelled to Wellington. Was able to use Netflix on the 2 TV's in my hotel room without any issues. 

Was there for 25 days then came home for 2 days and back to Wellington again for another 10 days. I made sure I used Netflix at home on my mobile device in those 2 days.

Bit of a pain to remember to do that but, that is the recommended method for people who travel.



How does logging in on your phone at home A allow you to watch Netflix on smart TV at Home B?

I get that it might let you watch it on the phone, but I’m not seeing any connection between the phone and the TV in that scenario.







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  #3166224 30-Nov-2023 10:26
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Starting a program at 1 house and resuming at the other is a crude way of suggesting you're the same person.


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  #3166225 30-Nov-2023 10:27
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I did manage to get chat support from Netflix.


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To watch Netflix in both locations, open the Netflix app on your mobile device first and stream a TV show or movie for a short time while connected to the same internet as the TV you used to set your Netflix Household before you leave. Then, do the same steps from the second location before opening Netflix on any other TV devices there.

Was the response. I was assured that it would enable the TV to work. I’ll ask SWMBO to test it next week and report back here.





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  #3166532 30-Nov-2023 18:59
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Geektastic: How does logging in on your phone at home A allow you to watch Netflix on smart TV at Home B?

I get that it might let you watch it on the phone, but I’m not seeing any connection between the phone and the TV in that scenario.


I'm only guessing here, but maybe at your normal residence it links your home IP address and your mobile device mac address. When you then use the mobile device at 2nd location it detects that IP and assuming that tv also uses same gateway it allows you to watch.

But hey I could be well off the mark.




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If you fancy tinkering, you could always build one of these:

 

Turn a Raspberry Pi Zero into a Personal VPN Server

 

Given that Pi Zeros seem to retail for around $30 and use only a trickle of power, it could be a simple fix. Install at the primary residence then connect via VPN in when at the other residence, Netflix will then think it's being watched from the primary residence.

 

Building one of these is on my project list for my Jellyfin server, to give family access and for when I travel (I have already cancelled Netflix).




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#3166770 1-Dec-2023 12:55
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Install wireguard vpn on your router if it supports it. Then use wireguard vpn on all your devices and it does not matter where in the world you are, you will be connecting through your home network and will never have an issue.

 

Another option is to use a travel router with wireguard like this one which I use for travelling. I even used it on a cruise and we all were all browsing the internet as if we were still at home.

 

GL.iNet GL-SFT1200 (Opal) Secure Travel WiFi Router – AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Ethernet Wireless Internet Router with IPv6 USB 2.0 MU-MIMO DDR3 128MB Ram, Repeater Bridge and Access Point Mode, AU plug: Routers: Amazon.com.au


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  #3166798 1-Dec-2023 14:05
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When its happened to friends it has offered to send them a code to enter, which just meant that the email account needed to have a rule set up to forward all netflix emails to everyone that used the account. Bit annoying but not a showstopper.





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