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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

Netflix has gone global.

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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

Not Sure if this is real or not but a report in the dailymail Reveals The secret codes that can find what you REALLY want to watch on Netflix!

Direct links here and Database here.

not a Netflix fan personally but might help others get that all important "I missed it soo much" tv series or film!

Enjoy
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

In case you haven't seen it yet - there's now this awesome app which gives you access to the whole Netflix catalogue worldwide:

https://www.smartflix.io

I'm using it right now and it works flawlessly. It's free for the time being (still considered to be beta) and available for both Mac and Win (unfortunately no Apple TV/iOS/Android at the moment).
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Old 08.01.2016, 15:04
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In case you haven't seen it yet - there's now this awesome app which gives you access to the whole Netflix catalogue worldwide:

https://www.smartflix.io

I'm using it right now and it works flawlessly. It's free for the time being (still considered to be beta) and available for both Mac and Win (unfortunately no Apple TV/iOS/Android at the moment).
Good call.

Not entirely sure if every title is listed, in it's relative category, though.
I didn't see a couple of TV comedies, that are present on UK Netflix, on the TV Comedy list, but they appeared after using the search box ..... except Miranda.
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Old 08.01.2016, 15:15
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In case you haven't seen it yet - there's now this awesome app which gives you access to the whole Netflix catalogue worldwide:

https://www.smartflix.io

I'm using it right now and it works flawlessly. It's free for the time being (still considered to be beta) and available for both Mac and Win (unfortunately no Apple TV/iOS/Android at the moment).
Thanks for this, until now I've been using the free VPN app Hola to access Netflix from whichever country I want, but this app seems to show everything all in one place and is a good overview! Guess it won't stay free after the 1 month free-trial but doesn't look expensive after that either.
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

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Just subscribe to a smartdns such as Overplay and you can flip between all the different versions. I appreciate it means that the search isn't all in one place, but at least you can access anything that is just showing in the UK, US, Australia, Switzerland, etc.
You're missing the point here. I have to subscribe to a separate service on order to use your service this tells me that you are not really interested in my money.
If you are not really interested in my money, why should I even give you any.

And as long as I have to do complicated things to get to my favorite shows, than I prefer to do complicated things and not pay money, rather than having to do extra things and pay money too.

So basically its either:
- Make it dead simple and easy for me to watch what I want without me needing to subscribe to VPNs or DNS services, or jump to other hopps, and I am willing to pay you.
- If I have to work extra to get to my favorite shows, well then I'm not going to pay you. I'm going to keep torrenting.
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Old 08.01.2016, 17:08
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

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You're missing the point here. I have to subscribe to a separate service on order to use your service this tells me that you are not really interested in my money.
If you are not really interested in my money, why should I even give you any.

And as long as I have to do complicated things to get to my favorite shows, than I prefer to do complicated things and not pay money, rather than having to do extra things and pay money too.

So basically its either:
- Make it dead simple and easy for me to watch what I want without me needing to subscribe to VPNs or DNS services, or jump to other hopps, and I am willing to pay you.
- If I have to work extra to get to my favorite shows, well then I'm not going to pay you. I'm going to keep torrenting.
So you can install torrent clients, go searching, install Plex, manage your media etc, but a one off set up of a smart DNS is jumping through hoops? You're willing to pay, but an extra $5 or so a month for the DNS is too much?

The fact that smart DNS is fire and forget and the interface good and simple on Netflix has pretty much stopped me sourcing media elsewhere, managing the media etc. Now I only go looking for things that aren't available on Netflix or one of the catch up services.
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So you can install torrent clients, go searching, install Plex, manage your media etc, but a one off set up of a smart DNS is jumping through hoops? You're willing to pay, but an extra $5 or so a month for the DNS is too much?

The fact that smart DNS is fire and forget and the interface good and simple on Netflix has pretty much stopped me sourcing media elsewhere, managing the media etc. Now I only go looking for things that aren't available on Netflix or one of the catch up services.
Ditto, it's really very simple to setup and use and over the long run easier and safer than using torrents for everything.
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

I have a Chromecast which plugs into an hdmi port. On my android phone I have Showbox app which you can download to your phone from the internet, it's not on Google play. It has thousands of films and series, some very recent, all free and legal. Movies and series are updated a few times a week. Quality ranges from 360p to 1080p. Most are 720 or 1080 and you choose the quality to suit the speed of your internet. All in English. I have no problem streaming to the TV with Sunrise 15000. For TV apps I have Zattoo and teleboy. Teleboy is in HD but not so many channels as Zattoo.
With Chromecast you can also stream Youtube, spotify and many more. Some of the newerTVs have it built in.
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Old 09.01.2016, 00:06
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

If you set up a new Netflix account at https://www.smartflix.io you are billed at US rates - that's $11.99 a month for premium instead of CHF17.90.

I did this and my smart TV with Netflix app shows the Swiss version (incl 4K). The iMac has the full world-wide choice through https://www.smartflix.io...
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

For Swiss users of Netflix, is there a single porthole through which they have access to German, French, and Italian dubbed/subtitled movies, or do you have to choose one of three?
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Old 09.01.2016, 08:29
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For Swiss users of Netflix, is there a single porthole through which they have access to German, French, and Italian dubbed/subtitled movies, or do you have to choose one of three?
There appears to be just one version with 90% in English (85% of which US) with German subtitles where available. Only material originally made in German in German. Not seen any Italian...
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So you can install torrent clients, go searching, install Plex, manage your media etc, but a one off set up of a smart DNS is jumping through hoops? You're willing to pay, but an extra $5 or so a month for the DNS is too much?

The fact that smart DNS is fire and forget and the interface good and simple on Netflix has pretty much stopped me sourcing media elsewhere, managing the media etc. Now I only go looking for things that aren't available on Netflix or one of the catch up services.
You miss my point:

I am willing to:
- Put up with inconvenience.
- Pay for convenience.

What I am not willing to is:
- Pay and still have to put up with inconvenience.

This is what Netflix and co need to finally get if they want my money. The moment I can get Netflix' full catalog with the Netflix app build in to my TV, and without having to take out extra subscriptions, without actually having to violate the terms of the contract in order to enjoy it, then I'll take out a subscription.
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There appears to be just one version with 90% in English (85% of which US) with German subtitles where available. Only material originally made in German in German. Not seen any Italian...
You live in Zurich, AbFab. If Swiss Netflix can detect the location of your ISP, that may be why there are only German subtitles available. If would-be Netflix users in Geneva or Lugano can only get German subtitles and German movies, Netflix already has a huge problem.

Of course, we are talking about the part of Netflix that streams. If they still are offering to rent DVDs by mail, there may be a greater choice in non-English language films.
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

So a week or so into my Netflix Premium free month. Using a 4K Panasonic 65" TV where Netflix is an app.

I have a UPC 250Mbps connection and through the Asis wireless router the TV is getting approx 80Mbps. During the day HD and 4K (which only is available on limited Netflix productions) are perfect.

BUT come the evening it all slows down - to as low as 288 on HD. I'm lucky to get 480 on HD. UPC are doing their job, but it seems Netflix servers are overloaded in the evenings. Is this a known problem? If so it's going to kill Netflix Premium for me...
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BUT come the evening it all slows down - to as low as 288 on HD. I'm lucky to get 480 on HD. UPC are doing their job, but it seems Netflix servers are overloaded in the evenings. Is this a known problem? If so it's going to kill Netflix Premium for me...
Now here's a thing: I'm an occasional Netflix user; not the 4K, but either 720p through the browser or 1080p through the Windows app. Like many, I usually prefer the choice in other regions and normally view via the US or Canada. I'm not using a VPN, rather a SOCKS proxy through SSH to some servers I have in NA for other reasons - but like a VPN, it's an encrypted link to a server that pops up in the required region. (Of course, with Netflix's recent 'we're gonna crack down on VPNs and this time we really mean it', I might get some hassle over this, but I just expect to then engage in an escalating arms war).

Performance through the proxy is excellent; after the initial low resolution dance, it gets to the maximum and just stays there. (At any time of the day.)

When I flip to the Swiss catalog and directly connect (through Cablecom 250Mbs), the performance is much more variable with frequent drops into low resolution in the evenings. The Swiss connection should be faster since it's bound to be coming from a European cache. Yet it isn't. One difference, of course, is that in the first case Cablecom don't know anything about the traffic, in the second case they do. One might then muse on whether there's any conflict of interest which might make Cablecom treat Netflix traffic as a special case...

I also have a fiber7 connection that has no such issues.
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So a week or so into my Netflix Premium free month. Using a 4K Panasonic 65" TV where Netflix is an app.

I have a UPC 250Mbps connection and through the Asis wireless router the TV is getting approx 80Mbps. During the day HD and 4K (which only is available on limited Netflix productions) are perfect.

BUT come the evening it all slows down - to as low as 288 on HD. I'm lucky to get 480 on HD. UPC are doing their job, but it seems Netflix servers are overloaded in the evenings. Is this a known problem? If so it's going to kill Netflix Premium for me...
I don't often use the 4K stream (not much content I want to watch at the moment), but use the 1080p most evenings and don't have any issues with my 250mb/s CableCom. I do use smartDNS though so like the poster above am not routing it via CableCom DNS. When I have streamed 4K, I haven't had any issues.
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I don't often use the 4K stream (not much content I want to watch at the moment), but use the 1080p most evenings and don't have any issues with my 250mb/s CableCom. I do use smartDNS though so like the poster above am not routing it via CableCom DNS. When I have streamed 4K, I haven't had any issues.
Open DNS here..
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Old 18.01.2016, 10:16
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

The thick plottens:

Fed up with miserable quality on what should be 4K and HD quality on my Panasonic TV, I tried Netflix on my Sony Blue Ray player. A different server and a slightly different Netflix logo and no 4K, BUT HD quality is a constant 1080 pipped through the TV.

Go figure...
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Re: Netflix Switzerland starting September 18

We have Sony 4K tv with the built-in player. I don't think this is a cablecom issue, to be honest. Sometimes we get to UHD within seconds, sometimes (and this has been happening more frequently recently), we barely get HD, sometimes it keeps dropping back to 480p. This is a sporadic issue, but I have the feeling that it mostly happens on Sunday night, when most people are glued to the television. As such, it's probably a Netflix server issue more than anything. Perhaps Netflix also prioritizes according to device manufacturer?
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