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# 77069 10-Feb-2011 15:42
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I finally got round to jailbreaking my Apple TV2 - and absolutely over the moon with the extra functionality now i have XBMC running on it like a champ!

Have noticed there are lots of little addons you can install too - like TVNZ and TV3 on demand - that work amazingly well - but one thing ive not been able to work out is how to get a netflix account in NZ.

Anyone been able to do this so they can stream movies or do we just have to wait until its available in NZ?

Cheers

Sam 

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  # 437802 10-Feb-2011 15:46
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Netflix is pretty easy - you can use an NZ credit card but need to be able to provide a US address. Then just sign up to a VPN like StrongVPN or a DNS like USVideo.org (what I use) and make sure that's active when you access the Netflix site and go through the account creation.

Once that's done you just change your aTV region to USA and log into Netflix. Make sure the aTV is accessing the web via that VPN or DNS (dns easier i think). Done.

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  # 437804 10-Feb-2011 15:48
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Hi Sam,

Do you have the steps you followed to JB your aTV2? Would like to try OnDemand out, have you tried iSKY?

 
 
 
 


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  # 437805 10-Feb-2011 15:54
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Speaking of which, did you use GreenPois0n or Seas0nPass to jailbreak?




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  # 437808 10-Feb-2011 15:59
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i used seasonpass. i havent checked today but the Release Candidate 6 of Greenpois0n isnt/wasnt out yet.

was a bit fiddly to get the tethered boot to work to be honest - had to try a few combinations of power cable in and out and out then in etc. but worked in the end.

 havent tried iSky - not sure thats an option on XBMC yet? ill do some research though.

 i used the steps below:

http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-jailbreak-apple-tv-2g-on-ios-4.2.1-with-seas0npass-guide/ 

with only change being when i did the tethered boot i started up apple tv with only usb connected, waited 10 secs, plugged in power then put it into DFU mode and pressed tethered boot. 

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  # 437809 10-Feb-2011 16:00
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Yeah that tethered boot is a real pain, seems to be fiddly for some people... and the documentation is never quite right :)

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  # 437811 10-Feb-2011 16:02
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So every time u turn on you aTV you have to be tethered?

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  # 437815 10-Feb-2011 16:04
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GMHLJ: So every time u turn on you aTV you have to be tethered?


Yep, that's if you use Seas0nPass, otherwise GreenPois0n has just come out the other day which eliminates the need for tethered boot - but its not very stable yet and a lot of people are having trouble getting it to work.  Not really an issue if you leave your aTV on all the time like me....it's not exactly using much power :)

 
 
 
 




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  # 437816 10-Feb-2011 16:05
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yeah until the new ver rc6 of greenpoison comes out (or wait until ios 4.3 next week).

But ultimately i dont turn it off anyway it just sits under my TV and the extra functionality far and away outweighs the pain in the a$$ it is to have to bring my laptop into the living room with a micro usb cable to start it up when i do accidentally turn it off :) 

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  # 437822 10-Feb-2011 16:10
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My thoughts exactly...and you haven't even got netflix going yet ;)



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  # 437860 10-Feb-2011 17:06
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just got netflix up and running.
fantastic!

i have noticed that each of the movies has a wee icon of a ticket instead of the cover image - is that normal?

not that it matters, they play perfectly :)

have signed up to http://www.usvideo.org/ as recommended and doing a month trial of netflix :)

are you able to get hulu on the apple tv2 as well? will be researching that next :) 

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  # 438030 10-Feb-2011 22:38
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USVideo.org is awesome, I was messing around with a VPN through DD-WRT, but changing DNS settings on ATV2 made it really easy.

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  # 439628 15-Feb-2011 09:36
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samdouglas: just got netflix up and running.
fantastic!

i have noticed that each of the movies has a wee icon of a ticket instead of the cover image - is that normal?

not that it matters, they play perfectly :)

have signed up to http://www.usvideo.org/ as recommended and doing a month trial of netflix :)

are you able to get hulu on the apple tv2 as well? will be researching that next :) 


I've just setup Netflix using USVideo.org as well. Runs perfectly. I am a bit disappointed at the age of the content though. There is a heap of it there, but all the latest releases still aren't there. Alot of them are only available via DVD on Netflix, not for download. However it is fantastic for kids programs.

I'd have to say that this review sums up Netflix pefectly for me:

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=5892&review=Netflix+Watch+Instantly+2010+Review

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  # 439657 15-Feb-2011 10:34
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Anyone used the new un-tethered jailbreak yet?
Also, those running XBMC on any device does the TV3 ondemand still work for you?

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  # 439658 15-Feb-2011 10:35
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Yes the Greenpois0n RC6 jailbreak works well on the ATV2. I cant get TV3 on demand to work, but TVNZ on demand does, via XBMC.

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