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Toltepeceno
Aug 8, 2012, 02:39 PM
Well, I went ahead and got it. I debated it as it is not jailbroken yet, but I am glad I went ahead and got it. I am using unblock us so I can get netflix us and hulu plus. It works great, you just have to have a us netflix account. I have one and opened a hulu plus account. would it be better jailbroken? Absolutely. Am I glad I went ahead and got it? Absolutely. I wanted the 1080p support. Overall I am very happy. Next a mac mini itunes server (when I can).



Saleshark
Aug 8, 2012, 04:04 PM
Well, I went ahead and got it. I debated it as it is not jailbroken yet, but I am glad I went ahead and got it. I am using unblock us so I can get netflix us and hulu plus. It works great, you just have to have a us netflix account. I have one and opened a hulu plus account. would it be better jailbroken? Absolutely. Am I glad I went ahead and got it? Absolutely. I wanted the 1080p support. Overall I am very happy. Next a mac mini itunes server (when I can).

I'm in the UK, I'm just waiting for a ATV3 to be delivered. Do you know if unblock us would work for me?

DefBref
Aug 8, 2012, 04:14 PM
Yes unblock-us works to give you US netflix and Hulu plus in the UK.

Note that because netflix is available in the UK, you don't have to create a US account, a UK one works fine with Netfix US.

Saleshark
Aug 8, 2012, 04:17 PM
Thanks thats great

Toltepeceno
Aug 8, 2012, 05:55 PM
Yes unblock-us works to give you US netflix and Hulu plus in the UK.

Note that because netflix is available in the UK, you don't have to create a US account, a UK one works fine with Netfix US.


I know here in mexico you have to have a us account to access the us stuff. If I access a mexican netflix account through unblock us and see the us content it still will not work. You have to set up a us account. I just figured it was that way elsewhere.

bembol
Aug 8, 2012, 07:58 PM
I picked one up too tonight.

Not interested in "jailbreaking," just wanted in the Kitchen for AirPlay & Home Sharing.

I love it, I would've pick up another one for my Home Theater but just use my Samsung Galaxy S3 to stream it.

avaloncourt
Aug 8, 2012, 09:18 PM
I know here in mexico you have to have a us account to access the us stuff. If I access a mexican netflix account through unblock us and see the us content it still will not work. You have to set up a us account. I just figured it was that way elsewhere.

Just making sure that you're switching the location region on Unblock itself. On my US Netflix account I can access all the various country libraries.

MightyWhite
Aug 9, 2012, 12:44 AM
Well, I went ahead and got it. I debated it as it is not jailbroken yet, but I am glad I went ahead and got it. I am using unblock us so I can get netflix us and hulu plus. It works great, you just have to have a us netflix account. I have one and opened a hulu plus account. would it be better jailbroken? Absolutely. Am I glad I went ahead and got it? Absolutely. I wanted the 1080p support. Overall I am very happy. Next a mac mini itunes server (when I can).

Sorry to sound like a plank.... What is unblock? Where do I get it and how?

Cheers

sennekuyl
Aug 9, 2012, 02:35 AM
Sorry to sound like a plank.... What is unblock? Where do I get it and how?

Cheers
unblockus.com

for when sites check ip address for regional use only.

avaloncourt
Aug 9, 2012, 12:47 PM
It's actually unblock-us.com The above address goes to a squatter page.

Toltepeceno
Aug 9, 2012, 07:21 PM
Just making sure that you're switching the location region on Unblock itself. On my US Netflix account I can access all the various country libraries.

I will take a look at that. It used to be that you had to do it that way.

Wow, you are correct. Thanks. I was using a sony blu ray (before it died) and we have a wii (kids) and you had to do them both that way. This atv gets better all the time.:)

I will also add that the video from netflix and hulu plus are both better on the atv3 than the other 2.

avaloncourt
Aug 10, 2012, 05:47 AM
I will take a look at that. It used to be that you had to do it that way.

Wow, you are correct. Thanks. I was using a sony blu ray (before it died) and we have a wii (kids) and you had to do them both that way. This atv gets better all the time.:)

I will also add that the video from netflix and hulu plus are both better on the atv3 than the other 2.

Glad I could help you. That selector on Unblock works so nicely now.

I don't bother setting up individual devices. I put the settings into the router itself and let that cover the entire household.

eyendall
Aug 10, 2012, 03:00 PM
I know here in mexico you have to have a us account to access the us stuff. If I access a mexican netflix account through unblock us and see the us content it still will not work. You have to set up a us account. I just figured it was that way elsewhere.

The issue for Netflix and others when outside the US is I think payment for the downloads/streaming. You have to pay using a US credit card. I am in Canada and had this problem with iTunes/US. I ended up using US$ Apple gift cards. I registered with Netflix US also using a US address but had no simple way to pay them from Canada.

Toltepeceno
Aug 10, 2012, 10:29 PM
Glad I could help you. That selector on Unblock works so nicely now.

I don't bother setting up individual devices. I put the settings into the router itself and let that cover the entire household.

Yes, I did that at first but it messed up the (non english speaking) kids on the wii. It's not that easy for me.

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The issue for Netflix and others when outside the US is I think payment for the downloads/streaming. You have to pay using a US credit card. I am in Canada and had this problem with iTunes/US. I ended up using US$ Apple gift cards. I registered with Netflix US also using a US address but had no simple way to pay them from Canada.

I only have us cards, navy federal credit union.

CanonX
Aug 12, 2012, 08:57 AM
You can now get Netflix in the UK so don't need a US account. When you change the DNS it will allow you to access the US content. Easy!