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Topic # 150983 9-Aug-2014 20:19
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I have a Samsung UA48H6400 smart TV and use UnblockUS to access Netflix on the Apple TV.  I can get the Netflix app running on the Samsung by selecting the US as the country (chooses it automatically based on the DNS) but of course the TVNZ and TV3 on demand apps disappear.
Has anyone figured out how to get both?

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  Reply # 1105603 9-Aug-2014 20:30
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Have a look at SammyGo it seems that some of the tvs can be 'hacked' to allow for multiple apps from different countries to be installed... Not sure what models it covers so you'd best have a look.

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  Reply # 1105615 9-Aug-2014 20:58
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http://www.samygo.tv/

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one m btw?)

mines on there, will have a go later to se how far I get and feedback if it's working?


hmmm... pretty strong disclaimer... anyone had success with this before i brick my only TV trying? :)

[I only use NETFLIX anyway]

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  Reply # 1105640 9-Aug-2014 21:25
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Why not watch Netflix via the Apple TV and TVNZ directly on the TV?

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  Reply # 1105769 10-Aug-2014 10:07
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What I have done to get two different regions for the Samsung smart hub is simply buy a Samsung smart blu-ray. Has a smart hub that is much the same as the TV's smart hub. I have one smart hub set to USA and one set to UK. The cheapest Samsung Smart Blu-ray is $149. Works for me.

Tim

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  Reply # 1105770 10-Aug-2014 10:10
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KiwiTim: What I have done to get two different regions for the Samsung smart hub is simply buy a Samsung smart blu-ray. Has a smart hub that is much the same as the TV's smart hub. I have one smart hub set to USA and one set to UK. The cheapest Samsung Smart Blu-ray is $149. Works for me.

Tim

Exactly, or a WDTV Live box etc

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  Reply # 1105883 10-Aug-2014 14:34
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shk292: Why not watch Netflix via the Apple TV and TVNZ directly on the TV?


Exactly whatt I do now, I even have a samsung bluray, as mentioned above, but never seem to need to use it as either the TV or ATV do what I need already. Just a keen tinkerer ready tto rise tto a challenge if there isn't TOO big a risk :)

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  Reply # 1106181 11-Aug-2014 09:07
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Personally, I don't see much attraction in keeping a Samsung Smart Hub tuned into NZ. The offerings are pitiful. The very best option out there for the Samsung Smart Hub is selecting UK. Of course there is the BBC iPlayer, which is the best free streaming platform out there, then there is ITV and 4oD that both have some good shows. BBC News, France24, BBC Sport and lots of other stuff. Of course Netflix, HuluPlus and Amazon are there as well. This selection makes the USA option look rather pitiful also, as there is very little free content coming from the USA.

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  Reply # 1106207 11-Aug-2014 09:37
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I probably use the TVNZ/TV3 OD services once a week (this weekend I thought I had set 7Days to record, and it didn't, so saw it on 3 Now). Quite handy. I have Netflix on the ATV, and using a Harmony remote, it is all very easy to use.

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  Reply # 1106212 11-Aug-2014 09:43
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KiwiTim: Personally, I don't see much attraction in keeping a Samsung Smart Hub tuned into NZ. The offerings are pitiful. The very best option out there for the Samsung Smart Hub is selecting UK. Of course there is the BBC iPlayer, which is the best free streaming platform out there, then there is ITV and 4oD that both have some good shows. BBC News, France24, BBC Sport and lots of other stuff. Of course Netflix, HuluPlus and Amazon are there as well. This selection makes the USA option look rather pitiful also, as there is very little free content coming from the USA.


Exactly what I have done and it works pretty well. The upstairs TV is a Samsung Smart TV so I have this set to the UK and am using it for the things you describe above. Its good.

(I have Unotelly set up as well I might add)

The downstairs TV isnt a smart TV. I have am Amazon Fire TV hooked up and have Netflix (which I suspect I will cancel cos I just dont get around to using it), but I have used Crackle and Tubi TV - both of them have an increasing amount of free content. I was pretty interested in Hulu (not Hulu+), but the only app available is hulu+. If you go to the Hulu website they have free content from a huge number of sources in the USA. Like a super on-demand site. Thats what I would like to access. But Hulu+ is a pay and subscription (like netflix) but a lot of content is a pay per view on top of that. I understand there is rumoured to be a plain Hulu app (apparently just the free the on-demand content) in the pipeline




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  Reply # 1121099 3-Sep-2014 12:59
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I have the same Samsung UA48H6400 smart TV and am using Getflix for my DNS.  I have set up DNS on my router.  No matter what method I have tried, i am unable to change the country setting on my TV, all I get is Australia or NZ.  I watch Netflix via my laptop, no problem at all.

I have searched all over for a fix but nothing works, even using special remote key presses and re setting the tv back to default.  Would love to get the Netflix App.

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  Reply # 1121123 3-Sep-2014 13:29
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Try resetting the Smarthub before doing the keystrokes. You do the keystrokes when you get  to the "I agree to the SmartHub terms and conditions" bit in the setup. You must do the keystrokes before you have placed any ticks in boxes on the Smarthub terms and conditions page. If you have already put ticks in those boxes, then reset the smarthub again, and try the keystrokes before agreeing to any smarthub terms and conditions.

To Reset Smarthub:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/howtoguide/N0000058/15680/199197/UN32F5500AFXZA

For the country reset code for smarthub: try Mute, Return, Vol+, CH^, Mute

If that doesn't work try: >>, 2, 8, 9, <<

I generally have to try keying in the code several times before it works. Try doing it faster or slower and wait for 10 seconds at the end of the sequence ... sometimes there is a bit of a pause before the country menu pops up


See here for details:

http://www.eyeondemand.com/2013/06/21/how-to-changing-your-samsung-f-series-tvblu-ray-country-app-store/

My instructions above are for an F Series TV. Things may have changed in the H series TV.

I know on the H Series Blu-ray player, you have to select the icon for system settings (the cogwheel). Do not enter into the settings menu, just select the cogwheel, then enter the key strokes   >>, 2, 8, 9, <<

Stating the obvious: your TV must be connected to the internet for this to work.

Good luck,
Tim



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