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I have a Firestick and a Netflix account and want to be able to watch UK content. I also have a Streamvia VPN but I have to disable this in order to watch Netflix which then only shows content available in Turkey. This doesn't make sense to me. Before I change VPN providers is there anything I can do please? I have tried the Streamvia online help but cannot find a specific answer.

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I wish I knew how you get Netflix. I too have a Firestick, but no matter what I do, Netflix will not accept any password I give them. I get right to the end and then wallop - "we cannot connect you". Don't have a VPN, everyone I tried, just throws a wobbly. (Sorry if I've highjacked your message JandJ)

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I don't use a VPN when accessing Netflix.

If you want UK, English language programmes, use a UK address!

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Neither do I Keith but then I can't get most of the UK programmes that Netflix recommends to me by email every day which us annoying.

What do you mean by use a UK address?

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JoandJelly wrote:
Thu 13 Aug 2020 1:14 pm
Neither do I Keith but then I can't get most of the UK programmes that Netflix recommends to me by email every day which us annoying.

What do you mean by use a UK address?
Can you hang on for a bit, I've asked someone who knows more about it, and I'm just waiting for clarification - I will get back to you and sophie on this.

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Well, it seems that I did not actually understand how Netfix decides which content you are allowed to view, or what the criteria are for signing up!

I must have just 'struck lucky' in the answers that I gave, and as I can't remember exactly what they were, it's a pretty pointless exercise trying to advise anyone else.

Sorry to be so pathetic, but there's no point in giving bad advice!

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What has Netflix got that you cannot get from either a free sideloaded apk on a jailbroken Firestick, or a free torrent site?

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Haven't a clue Butterflyaway, you tell us, cos I haven't a clue what you're talking about, sorry!!

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JoandJelly wrote:
Wed 12 Aug 2020 7:30 pm
I have a Firestick and a Netflix account and want to be able to watch UK content. I also have a Streamvia VPN but I have to disable this in order to watch Netflix which then only shows content available in Turkey. This doesn't make sense to me. Before I change VPN providers is there anything I can do please? I have tried the Streamvia online help but cannot find a specific answer.
Please try contacting Streamvia directly.

Use Streamvia DNS settings, not VPN settings on your Firestick.

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sophie wrote:
Thu 13 Aug 2020 8:25 pm
Haven't a clue Butterflyaway, you tell us, cos I haven't a clue what you're talking about, sorry!!
Hi Sophie, call Yen.

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I don’t know how Netflix works via fire stick but do use Netflix. Netflix has different content in different countries which it switches around. Eg a latest blockbuster might be available in a few South American countries and might not be available in the US for 3 months and the U.K. for 6 months. This site illustrates the variety.
https://unogs.com/
Netflix decides what content you get depending on your IP address. So if you signed up in England and went to Australia on holiday you’d get Australian content while there. Much of it is the same but tbh the U.K. seem to get a lot less than most countries.
Now obviously if you have a VPN you can fool Netflix into thinking you are anywhere on the world. The US is a good one to pretend you are in as they get double what the U.K. get.
If you do that, you usually need to sign in and out of Netflix after changing countries on your VPN.

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Keithcaley wrote:
Thu 13 Aug 2020 7:06 pm

Sorry to be so pathetic, but there's no point in giving bad advice!
Why change now?🤷‍♂️

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IPMAN wrote:
Fri 14 Aug 2020 10:00 am
Keithcaley wrote:
Thu 13 Aug 2020 7:06 pm

Sorry to be so pathetic, but there's no point in giving bad advice!
Why change now?🤷‍♂️

I'll 'ave you, Butler!

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Keithcaley wrote:
Fri 14 Aug 2020 10:03 am

I'll 'ave you, Butler!
Ah Blakey as played by Stephen Lewis.

It was a tragedy that for me the British De Niro is best remembered for On The Buses and never got the credit he deserved.

Here are a couple of clips to appreciate the man's full range.

Not just buses he could do trains too. 40 seconds in.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6hrreq

A minute in we see him as a retired pensioner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKjdyzrie9M

2 minutes in on the Generation Game just to show could alter his performance to any genre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnFmU_25uhA

Sadly no footage survives of his Hamlet at the RSC where he bought his particular gifts to the lead part.
"Is that a dagger I see before me? Oh gawd, aaaarrhh."

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"Daggers" is the Scottish play so footage unlikely. "Smiler" in Last of the Summer Wine has to be included in any critique

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jameslevel7 wrote:
Fri 14 Aug 2020 12:34 pm
"Daggers" is the Scottish play so footage unlikely. "Smiler" in Last of the Summer Wine has to be included in any critique
I thought clip 2 was Last of The Summer Wine?
But he is such a chameleon you are never sure it is actually him in a part. Luckily he generally has a moustache and wears a cap of some sort.

Yes you're right I got confused with his Hamlet. "Alas poor Yorrick, I knew him well. Oh gawd, aaaarrhh."

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Ah yes, his Yorick was up there with the greatest.

You are right clip 2 was L ot SW. I must have passed over it in my excitement :-)

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And his Hamlet was good too.

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jameslevel7 wrote:
Fri 14 Aug 2020 3:47 pm

You are right clip 2 was L ot SW. I must have passed over it in my excitement :-)
To be fair whilst he had a cap on he didn’t have a moustache so could easily be missed. Like I say the man of a 1000 faces.

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EnjoyingTheSun wrote:
Thu 13 Aug 2020 10:16 pm
I don’t know how Netflix works via fire stick but do use Netflix. Netflix has different content in different countries which it switches around. Eg a latest blockbuster might be available in a few South American countries and might not be available in the US for 3 months and the U.K. for 6 months. This site illustrates the variety.
https://unogs.com/
Netflix decides what content you get depending on your IP address. So if you signed up in England and went to Australia on holiday you’d get Australian content while there. Much of it is the same but tbh the U.K. seem to get a lot less than most countries.
Now obviously if you have a VPN you can fool Netflix into thinking you are anywhere on the world. The US is a good one to pretend you are in as they get double what the U.K. get.
If you do that, you usually need to sign in and out of Netflix after changing countries on your VPN.
Thank you, EnjoyingtheSun. Helped us find content we were missing.

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blueparrot wrote:
Sat 15 Aug 2020 5:22 am

Thank you, EnjoyingtheSun. Helped us find content we were missing.
Pleasure. If you do a bit of research you could probably find a guide that is more in depth. When I used to world travel from my sofa I used to use an app which was very good but I can’t remember its name I’m afraid

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