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BANGKOK 16 February 2019 13:59
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Besides internet, what do I need to get Netflix?

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4 hours ago, robblok said:

It might be but its also disinformation, people who dont know any better might think you need special new cables for netflix. I don't find disinformation funny.

Real humorous chap you are....

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25 minutes ago, meinphuket said:

Real humorous chap you are....

Thanks, i normally am, but this was a topic for people who did not know a thing about netflix. A picture like that could confuse people and make them think you need yet an other cable for netflix while you only need internet, even WIFI internet. 

 

For people who know about its not such a problem, but there  quite a few who are total beginners and might not understand the joke. Anyway maybe an overreaction but as you see I tried to give good info in the topic. 

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Get an Amazon Fire Stick,  Amazon Fire TV, Roku or something similar.  

 

We have a Netflix account in the UK, which works well.  When we are here in Thailand,  we log on to Netflix just the same.  There are the occasional missing series it films compared with the UK,  but not enough to bother us.  Certainly cannot be bothered to mess around with VPN's for the sake of a TV program or two.  .

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5 hours ago, giddyup said:

My Panasonic TV is about 5 years old now and only has one HDMI port which is already in use. The TV still works perfectly so it would be a waste to replace it just to get extra HDMI ports or a Smart capability. Just wondering if Netflix Thailand is all that good. I download a heap of stuff already via the torrent sites, so what more would I be getting with Netflix?

If you have access to torrents don't waste the money on a netflix subscription, anything decent on Netflix will be available to download

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5 hours ago, robblok said:

No what he means is that what programs that are available differ per region. I use the Thai version and have absolutely no problems with what is available. Best would be if you have the US version with a VPN that works. However netflix discovers new VPNs all the time and blocks them. I think its just best to accept what they have (huge selection). Besides you can try it for free for 1 month.

Or just stick with the pirates.

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3 minutes ago, suzannegoh said:

Or just stick with the pirates.

I do both.

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I have netflix and use a chromecast on one TV and a firestick on another.  Firestick has one advantage over chromecast........you can download certain VPN apps to the firestick.  For example, Strongvpn is available for just a few dollars per month.  

The vpn gives you the option to view US-based netflix as well as shows like PBS (frontline, pbs newshour, pbs series, etc).

Netflix offers subtitles on all its shows.......always synced with the video and 99% spot on.  

 

Netflix is on my list of all time great inventions.....atm machines, microwave popcorn, internet banking......and netflix

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Basically you need some sort of internet connected media player to plug into your HDMI port.  The Firestick that someone recommended is probably fine though I prefer to use an Android TV box.  They range from generic Chinese boxes that work adequately and probably start at around 1000 baht to the NVIDIA Shield that is pretty expensive but has enough CPU power to choke a horse.  Lazada offers a good assortment.

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2 hours ago, robblok said:

However netflix discovers new VPNs all the time and blocks them.

There is now dedicated services (mostly DNS services) for Netflix that will always work.

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2 hours ago, robblok said:

Why use a chromecast when amazon fire stick  does the same and you get a remote with it. Id hate to fiddle with the phone to operate the TV. But that is just a personal preference. 

You're right, it's definitely a matter of personal preference. So for example, for me personally I'd rather not have another separate remote control to mess around with and keep track of. There are also a load more apps that have support for a Chromecast than an Amazon fire stick (I have yet to find an app with a casting option that does not work with a Chromecast) and the Chromecast is cheaper.

 

There's a good comparison of the Chromecast, Fire TV and Roku devices on the link below and I would have to agree with its conclusion that the Chromecast edges ahead of the others. YMMV

 

Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast face-off

 

4 hours ago, KittenKong said:

I tried the free month when Netflix first started here. I had trouble finding anything on it that I wanted to watch, and I dont think I used it all after the first couple of days.

I suppose the content may have improved since then.

It has massively improved - compared to when it first started there is probably something like a hundred times more content. There's so much stuff on there that you'd probably not be able to get through it all even if you watched TV 24 hours a day for an entire year.

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I have a Himedia H8 lite smart android TV box. It hooks up to my internet router and TV. I use the remote for the android box to stream Netflix to my TV. It works great. 

 

2,390 Baht from TKParnit.com 

 

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50 minutes ago, suzannegoh said:

Or just stick with the pirates.

Is that the one with Johnny Depp?

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I have the US version of Netflix  No issues Netflix is aware of where you are. The Thai shows are added to the list of what you can see. My wife and I watch English movies all the time with Thai subtitle so she can follow it. I have a smart TV but I prefer using my Roku devise connected to the TV and wireless to the router/modem. You can also watch Netflix on a laptop or apple devise and projected into your tv or use a HDMI connection. 

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19 minutes ago, GroveHillWanderer said:

You're right, it's definitely a matter of personal preference. So for example, for me personally I'd rather not have another separate remote control to mess around with and keep track of. There are also a load more apps that have support for a Chromecast than an Amazon fire stick (I have yet to find an app with a casting option that does not work with a Chromecast) and the Chromecast is cheaper.

 

There's a good comparison of the Chromecast, Fire TV and Roku devices on the link below and I would have to agree with its conclusion that the Chromecast edges ahead of the others. YMMV

 

Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast face-off

 

It has massively improved - compared to when it first started there is probably something like a hundred times more content. There's so much stuff on there that you'd probably not be able to get through it all even if you watched TV 24 hours a day for an entire year.

Nice face-off.. i just like a remote. But truth be told i do most of my netflix watching on my computer 32 inch monitor while the GF uses the firestick on the TV. 

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