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06-02-2020, 21:31   #46
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Virgin are a pain in the hoop alright, I find getflix smart dns better than a vpn as it’s harder for iplayer etc to detect
Setting the dns on the router is handy but some people think it’s risky running all your traffic through getflix but I’ve never had an issue
can you set dns on virgin media router? i thought you couldn't.
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06-02-2020, 21:45   #47
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can you set dns on virgin media router? i thought you couldn't.

I wasn't able to for years until I added Google wi-fi
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06-02-2020, 23:01   #48
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For anyone on the fence, these are fantastic. They've revolutionized my TV viewing. You can use them for the following:

Netflix
Prime Video
BBC iPlayer
Channel 4 player
Channel 5 player
ITV player
YouTube

Obviously some of the above will require a VPN to access but that's easy to setup and use. I haven't used my Chromecast in a very long time.
i cant get BBC iplayer to work here im using vpn
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i cant get BBC iplayer to work here im using vpn
Try using your VPN and watching BBC iPlayer through Firefox, it's the only way I can watch it with fire stick
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Can this stick play movies stored on a networked pc? Do it have Kodi? Thanks.
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07-02-2020, 06:18   #51
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Can this stick play movies stored on a networked pc? Do it have Kodi? Thanks.
I don't have Kodi on mine, but I've seen YouTube videos where it's installed.
Honestly, most the questions asked here would be answered in Google and YouTube. It's where I got all my info and was fairly straightforward.
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i cant get BBC iplayer to work here im using vpn
Bbc and Netflix are very good at spotting vpn because everyone is directed through the same IP address and that’s where a smart dns is better
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Can this stick play movies stored on a networked pc? Do it have Kodi? Thanks.
You can add any app you want like kodi
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It’s pot luck with them on chat tbh some people have had to make numerous attempts and others get lucky like yourself
If you go on after 10pm or before 7am you have better luck because that's when the Cork and Edinburgh sites are closed. Reps in other sites are more agreeable because they want a positive survey.
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Has anyone specific experience that it can play movies stored on a networked pc please?
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07-02-2020, 10:51   #56
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Has anyone specific experience that it can play movies stored on a networked pc please?
You can do this with Plex
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I bought a ROKU streaming stick on Amazon black friday for £30
Anyone got tips or a link to help me load apps?
Tnx
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Has anyone specific experience that it can play movies stored on a networked pc please?
You can do this with emby
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I bought a ROKU streaming stick on Amazon black friday for £30
Anyone got tips or a link to help me load apps?
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Go to the android thread where all the experts are lurking

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Has anyone specific experience that it can play movies stored on a networked pc please?
A few options have been mentioned above, another I have used is to install Kodi, it works just fine for that and other purposes

I will throw up a link to a tutorial later as it has a handy method of side loading apps

But Plex mentioned above is a very good option
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