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Old 05-10-22, 03:22 PM
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Maybe too much of a grey area question, but I'll ask anyway.

Are there any VPNs that actually work when it comes to Netflix region switching? I had tested a few that made the claim, but Netflix always popped up with a warning showing they knew what was up.

There's a documentary that's only on Netflix UK that I'd like to watch. It has zero distribution in the US for now, so
My son uses SurfShark and verified that it still works.
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I now get Netflix for free. I just upgraded my T-Mobile plan to Magenta Max and it includes Netflix on us. Only the HD stream with 2 screens at a time. But, who cares, free is free and it saves me $20/month.

It did give me the option of paying an extra $5/month for UHD. But, I'd rather go free for now. I think I can live with just HD and not have to pay extra,

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My son uses SurfShark and verified that it still works.
Never used them, or any VPN, but looks like they have a deal for new users.


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Old 05-13-22, 06:12 PM
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I don't know why they haven't already done this.

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is going live for the first time.

Deadline understands that the streamer is exploring the launch of live streaming.

It plans to roll out the capability, which Netflix confirmed was in the early stages of development, for its swathe of unscripted shows and stand-up specials.

It would mean that Netflix would be able to use it for live voting for competition series and talent contests such as its upcoming dance competition series Dance 100 from The Circle producer Studio Lambert.

Similarly, it could use it if it decides to bring back its Netflix Is A Joke festival. The live comedy event featured around 300 stand-up performances across LA including Dave Chappelle, Larry David and Pete Davidson. Many of the shows were being filmed with plans to air around 12 of them on the service. In future, it could potentially air shows live, albeit with a few seconds delay in case things get saucy.

Other options include for live reunions for shows such as Selling Sunset, which just aired a reunion special for its fifth season.

The move opens up the potential to order a whole new raft of unscripted series to use the technology, bringing it in to line with the linear networks, which often air live specials for big competition series such as ABC’s American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, which is moving to Disney+.

The company has already experimented with different release patterns for its unscripted series and social experiments such as The Circle and Love Is Blind and the move would add further intrigue to such shows.

The inevitable next question is whether such a move could be rolled out to cover sports, which has been a hot topic of discussion given its recent success of F1 series Drive to Survive. However, Deadline understands this is unrelated to those suggestions.

There’s no timeline and sources caution that it’s early days for the live roll out, but a small group within Netflix is in the preliminary stages of developing the product.
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Jesus. If it means bringing that kind of crap to Netflix, I hope it fails miserably. It's all I can do to avoid anything to do with 'reality' and competition shows on cable.

So is it headed toward being just a like a giant cable company? First, they're looking at a commercial supported version, now live TV?
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Anyone else having issues with Netflix launching itself on devices? This weekend, it started launching itself on my Xbox. We would be watching something on another streaming service and all of a sudden Netflix would open, go into one of our profiles and start playing something. It interrupted what we were watching frequently enough that I just deleted the app for now.

Tonight, on a different tv in another room, our AppleTV has now turned itself and the tv on and launched Netflix twice.
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that's truly bizarre.
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Any chance someone else in your house was casting Netflix, and accidentally picked your device?
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Any chance someone else in your house was casting Netflix, and accidentally picked your device?

Or the neighbors.
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I'm very surprised that Netflix hasn't experimented with live content before. The stand-up specials seem like a natural fit. It also potentially opens up things for concerts and PPV events.
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Any chance someone else in your house was casting Netflix, and accidentally picked your device?
I don't think so. My sons each have a kids fire tablet and they have a shared Netflix kids profile, but those tablets have never been linked to the Xbox or Apple TV in any way. As far as I can tell in the Netflix app, there's no way to control a device other than the one you're watching on. And it couldn't be straight casting, as both the Xbox and Apple TV opened their own copies of the Netflix app and launched stuff, so they weren't just mirroring a screen from something else. For now, I'm just leaving Netflix off my Xbox. It happened one more time with the Apple TV last night, but hasn't happened today, so maybe it was just a bizarre fluke.
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Anyone else having issues with Netflix launching itself on devices? This weekend, it started launching itself on my Xbox. We would be watching something on another streaming service and all of a sudden Netflix would open, go into one of our profiles and start playing something. It interrupted what we were watching frequently enough that I just deleted the app for now.

Tonight, on a different tv in another room, our AppleTV has now turned itself and the tv on and launched Netflix twice.
Does your remote have a dedicated Netflix hot button? Maybe the button is stuck. Maybe remove the batteries for a couple minutes.
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Does your remote have a dedicated Netflix hot button? Maybe the button is stuck. Maybe remove the batteries for a couple minutes.
No dedicated Netflix button on either set up. Itís a minimum of 6 or 7 button presses to get either one to do what they were doing. It was really weird.

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