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Topic # 146628 24-May-2014 10:04
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Anyone noticing issues with this?  I can confirm two cases of it not working.  It got progressively worse over the last week or two - Specifics being, intermittent error messages occuring on multiple device types before playback.  It's now less intermittent and more or less each and every time.  I know of someone else with exact same issue - both on unlimited plans, both on multiple devices.

It looks like 'either' slingshot global mode has a fault, netflix is now blocking in a new way, or theres something in between interfering with it.

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  Reply # 1052100 24-May-2014 10:07
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This is happening with other DNS services as well - UnoTelly and Unblock-Us. It seems Netflix has changed something in the last couple of days that affects these services.





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  Reply # 1052102 24-May-2014 10:09
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Seems we're getting a few errors on Apple TV, though I haven't been using it myself, others in the house are complaining that it has been giving many errors and not working half the time



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  Reply # 1052103 24-May-2014 10:10
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Thanks for the info - I am aware of one VPN service that worked as of a few minutes ago - but haven't been able to find any solid info on where this might be an issue - until now!

Are you aware of any links to discussions elsewhere that may be going on?  I can't find any...

Thanks,

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  Reply # 1052104 24-May-2014 10:10
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Netflex and other on demand services are actively blocking geo-blocking services and have been for the last month or so.

Any ISP offering the service (which wasn't exclusive to Slingshot, it was offered to lots of ISPs) always faced this risk which is why nobody else touched it. The backlash from customers was always inevitable when services stopped working which was always ultimately going to happen. There had been speculation since mid last year that both Netflix and Hulu were under increasing pressure from rights owners to do something about people using geo-blocking services to access content.


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  Reply # 1052105 24-May-2014 10:10
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Working fine for me



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  Reply # 1052106 24-May-2014 10:12
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lxsw20 are you able to indicate any differences in your setup?  Do you use same ISP (slingshot) etc?

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  Reply # 1052108 24-May-2014 10:14
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Nope I'm using SS global mode. I am on SS gear at the exchange if that makes a difference. 

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  Reply # 1052110 24-May-2014 10:17
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lxsw20: Nope I'm using SS global mode. I am on SS gear at the exchange if that makes a difference. 


Are you using an Apple TV or a Netflix compatible device?  Or a PC/Mac?



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  Reply # 1052111 24-May-2014 10:17
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I can get into the various areas of netflix no problem - just can't actually play a video.  I wonder if there's anything client related - I think there have been updates sent to ios, android and silverlight recently....

Wild guess.


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  Reply # 1052113 24-May-2014 10:24
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macuser:
lxsw20: Nope I'm using SS global mode. I am on SS gear at the exchange if that makes a difference. 


Are you using an Apple TV or a Netflix compatible device?  Or a PC/Mac?


Mac with Chrome/Safari works, appears my iPhone is not. Will try Apple TV later on. 



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  Reply # 1052114 24-May-2014 10:25
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Safari not working for me - though occasionally it'll play once.  Same symptoms across all devices at present.

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  Reply # 1052119 24-May-2014 10:29
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You may find that the issue is only on Netflix US and Canada.  If it's the same as the issue over Unotelly Netflix UK works fine.

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  Reply # 1052130 24-May-2014 11:04
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lxsw20:
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lxsw20: Nope I'm using SS global mode. I am on SS gear at the exchange if that makes a difference. 


Are you using an Apple TV or a Netflix compatible device?  Or a PC/Mac?


Mac with Chrome/Safari works, appears my iPhone is not. Will try Apple TV later on. 


Apple TV not working for me, As well as Playstation Vita, as well as HTC One.  PC plays fine

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  Reply # 1052132 24-May-2014 11:10
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OK - so we appear to have three threads on essentially the same issue and the UnoTelly discount thread has been hijacked for the same as well, bringing it to four...

Can we please all agree to put these issues into one thread - i.e. this one - Netflix Troubles

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