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Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« on: 05 January 2017, 02:32: PM »
I have been asked the question - how to stream netflix on a playstation with a UK account whilst in Spain.

The person asking used to use UK based DNS servers for theis PS network setup, and this works fine for BBC iPlayer, but recently Netflix has stopped working using this method.

The playstation does not have VPN client capabilities (I am told) as that would be my first answer (use a VPN)
My next idea would be to buy a router which has VPN client capabilities and stick that in-between the playstation and the adsl/fibre router/modem
One other possible (maybe) would be to have a laptop/PC connecting a VPN, set internet connection sharing on for that VPN, and use that machine's IP address as the network gateway.

Anyone have any other ideas?

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #1 on: 05 January 2017, 03:02: PM »
I think Netflix, and a few others, are getting very good at blocking use from countries other than that of the subscription base.  A lot of it is that supposedly content licensed in one country shouldn't be available in another.  Even with the use of proxies and VPN it's quite problematic.

One method might be a UK based host computer connected to the UK subscription and then remotely access and stream from that.  But who knows how you'd set any of that up.
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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #2 on: 05 January 2017, 04:10: PM »
Forget Netflix use Kodi

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #3 on: 05 January 2017, 04:21: PM »
Second vote for Kodi :tu:

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #4 on: 05 January 2017, 05:45: PM »
Is Kodi available for Playstation? (I know nothing about it other than Zingle has done some funky stuff with it)

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #5 on: 05 January 2017, 08:12: PM »
Playstation 4 yes, not sure about earlier ones ?

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #6 on: 05 January 2017, 08:22: PM »
Mobdro ftw :)

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #7 on: 05 January 2017, 08:22: PM »
Ah, but maybe not on PS4? It's safari based browser isn't it?

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #8 on: 06 January 2017, 09:05: AM »
Thanks for all the answers guys.

I'm not sure Kodi will be a viable solution as the user is unlikely to want to put in the time to get plugins and get it configured properly.

I think the simplest solution is to get a Spannish Netflix account :D

Thanks again.

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Re: Streaming UK Netflix on a PS4 in Spain
« Reply #9 on: 06 January 2017, 12:23: PM »
could have just used one of my builds lol