expired Access More Netflix Movies and Shows + BBC iPlayer and Hulu Plus - $15 for 12 Months @ uFlix

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Edit: sorry everyone, didn't realise ozbargain expires the deal the day after it is set. We will keep the deal running through until Monday night (tonight).

Hi everyone,

This offer is for a 12 month subscription to uFlix for $15.

uFlix is a service that allows you to expand your Netflix content library using technology known as smartDNS. It also allows you to unblock Hulu and BBC iPlayer.

By masking your location and making you appear in a different country (region), Netflix will display different content depending on where you tell it you are. This is simply done by a click on your uFlix control panel.

How do I use my coupon?
Once you sign up for free, go to "subscription" in your control panel and type in "Oeck" in the coupon box and click save.

Deal Information:
After much discussion we have decided to run one last deal for uFlix. Later this year we are going to be changing the company name and expanding services we provide (Free VPN's, Paid VPN's, more channels, more devices, apps). OzBargain is a great community and we will run this deal one last time for the people who missed it last time. All uFlix customers will have free account upgrades with the release of uFlix v2 (which will change its name to Oeck).

Please note, you will only have until the 14th to make the payment. This deal can not be stacked on top of the two week free trial we offer.

I will be here to answer any questions you guys have and I look forward to speaking to all of you.

Thanks.

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  • +2 votes

    I've been using this for 6 months with no problem. As long the dns changed in the router, all devices should be good to go view US contents

    • +4 votes

      Hi owenz,

      Thanks for the feedback! Just a side note, when we move to our v2 system, your account (as all uFlix user accounts) will automatically upgrade to include a free VPN (if you want to use it), a lot more unblocked channels and more device support. As well as cool new features such as apps, automatic IP updates, etc.

      Thanks.

      •  

        Hi there, we don't have a smart tv. Can I use this through my laptop? Or what else do I need to stream? Do I need a Netflix account? Is the streaming in HD or better? I have streamed movies and tv shows from Quickflix through the laptop to the tv but the quality isn't very good. Is it due to my laptop (it's brand-new 64 bit? Thanks.

        •  

          So you'll need a netflix account from netflix.com first off. There are 2 different plans depending on what you want. Then you use this service by going to uflix.com.au, so yes you can use it on your laptop

        •  

          Hi devinadalovely,

          Yes, you can use your laptop. You will need a Netflix account.

          Depending on the region, and the amount of traffic your ISP has, the quality will vary. We do not intercept the stream data, so it will be as fast as possible. (The faster the connection, the better the quality).

          Thanks.

        •  

          @uFlix:
          I am using uflix for the first time. I am using it on my ipad.
          I login into uflix site and apply region - US
          I changed the dns in the ipad
          I close all browser sessions
          I restart ipad
          I login into uflix site and check the settings network are ok
          I go to netflix.com site in browser
          It seems to take me to the australian site instead of us site
          I go to ibbcplayer in browser.
          It does not give me the usual error that the site is not available in this country etc etc. but when i click on the video it says unexpected error' and does not run

        •  

          @10muscat:

          Hi 10muscat,

          Please submit a support ticket so you can get assistance from there.

          Thanks.

    •  

      I must be retarded. 'cos 30 years of computers & gadget experience couldn't get it to work for me. The guides are SO simple, it should be SO simple… but gave me trouble.

      Maybe the chromecast was the problem.

      • +12 votes

        It's possible that the chromecast is using it's own dns (8.8.8.8) instead of the router one.

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          I first changed the DNS on the phone, then the ADSL modem… worked first-shot for a quick view of netflix library, then didn't work. That was using Netflix on a Samsung S4 on Vodafone & ADSL2+. That's computers though. If simple things don't instantly work, you can end-up massively chasing your tail, often for all the wrong reasons.


          Not looking to thread-crap/tech-support, just looking to share an experience.

        • +5 votes

          @Utopian: chromecast is a lot trickier to get working

        • +4 votes

          @marquise: +1 to this, you have to add a static route to nothing in your router for 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

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          @Utopian: it would work in a perfect world

        •  

          @altomic: Apparently not :D
          Thanks for the info guys!

          I would think Chromecast users would be part of uFlix's bread & butter.

          I'll try the guide linked below.

      • +8 votes

        Hi Utopian,

        Chromecast will highjack your DNS and use Google's DNS servers instead. Please go to https://uflix.com.au/troubleshoot in order to setup the workaround for this. If you are still having issues, please submit a support ticket.

        EDIT: The Netflix app will also do it to some newer Android devices.

        Thanks.

      • +2 votes

        Chromecast is definitely the issue. All the Smart DNS sevices won't work with it.
        After lots of reading around I got it working doing the below suggestion from Chuggabug. This was on a Archer D9 modem/router so may not have the options on others. There is also a way if your router can run DD-WRT firmware.
        Almost any other device/box/stick let's you bypass DNS more easily than Chromecast
        http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2409226&p...

      •  

        Chromecast overrides any custom DNS on your router to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

        I've had luck setting a static route on the router using those IP's to itself to force the new smartDNS, but there was a noticeable slowdown in general day to day googling and browsing

        • -1 vote

          Who would have guessed google would want to spy on every website you visit by logging your dns lookups.

        • +1 vote

          @ninetyNineCents:

          1. It's their hardware, they can do what they like.
          2. It allows them to ensure a quality service. If you have your DNS servers set to somewhere they can't control (eg. a public DNS service other than Google DNS or OpenDNS), you may get connected to an international CDN node and then complain that the Chromecast has choppy playback/poor quality video. It makes a lot of sense for them to control this aspect by providing an optimal service straight out of the box. I doubt their priority is pleasing geo-unblockers.
        • -1 vote

          @dazweeja:

          Actually it's your hardware if you bought it. People used to complain about the Stasi spying on them and here you have google watching people many times more accurately and closely… And then you pretend like only Google DNS works. DNS is basic shite there are many that work 24/7/365.

          I'll be damned if I'm going to make it easier for anyone to log every step and move I take…

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          @ninetyNineCents:

          It's their product. If Amazon wanted to make a product that only connected to amazon.com, that's perfectly fine. If Apple wants to make a phone that can only get apps from the App Store, that's perfectly fine. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

          And you've completely missed the point about DNS. If you set your DNS to a public server, you might not get optimal video. For example, if you use 4.2.2.2 which is a fast and popular DNS server, most times you'll find your video streamed from US Akamai servers instead of Australian ones. If you're on a crappy ADSL connection, your video will suffer. That's just the way that CDNs work.

          And we're taking about a Chromecast. You're seriously concerned that Google will know that you did a DNS lookup for netflix.com or one of the other handful of domains that the Chromecast connects to? Most people use their Chromecast with about 2 or 3 services. It's not web browsing, it doesn't even tell Google what video you watched, it tells them bugger all.

        • -1 vote

          @dazweeja:

          Except for geo Dodgers, all DNS are equivalent, otherwise the Internet would not work. All DNS performance is basically the same, video performance has nothing to do with DNS and everything to do with the link between you and them. Your comment is total nonsense, as DNS is heavily cached and rarely queried.

          Your example about us and Aus Akamai is totally wrong and it's not done at the DNS level. The service will look at your ip and select a server for you. Each region will have different DNS names, sub domains etc. changing DNS servers does not change how or which end server you get. DNS servers don't load balance for external sites, they all give the same answers.

        • -1 vote

          @dazweeja:

          It's amazing how many technical mistakes and lies you have shared here. All DNS basically work all the time. Your second comment about what can you eventually get has nothing todo with DNS. That service and its round robin or whatever strategy they use and the final server you end up on, has nothing to do with DNS. They give you some address, DNS tells you the ip. It doesn't matter what DNS you use because they all give you the same resolution.

          All DNS gives the same answers, none of them know which can is currently doing better now and give you a preferred service. How could a DNS possible know all DNS all around the world are equivalent, they simply don't and can't.

          Unbelievable bullshite.

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          @ninetyNineCents:

          No, not all DNS servers give the same answers, particularly when it comes to CDNs. I'm not sure why you find it so difficult to comprehend that CDNs like Akamai leverage DNS to direct traffic to the closest server. You might find these links educational:

          https://anuragbhatia.com/networking/different-cdn-technologi... (scroll down to 'Making use of DNS for CDN')
          https://shaun.net/posts/how-third-party-dns-resolvers-can-im... (scroll down to Problem #2, nice pretty graphs there for you too)
          https://00f.net/2012/02/22/akamai-vs-public-dns-servers/

          You might also like to know how Google has worked with Akamai to solve this problem, and why Google DNS is a good choice for the Chromecast. I'd particularly like to draw your attention to the phrase "location-sensitive DNS responses":

          "Google Public DNS now propagates client location information to Akamai nameservers. This effort significantly improves the accuracy of approximately 30 percent of the location-sensitive DNS responses returned by Google Public DNS. In other words, client requests to Akamai hosted content can be routed to closer servers with lower latency and greater data transfer throughput."

          Source: http://betanews.com/2014/12/15/google-collaborates-with-akam...

        •  

          @ninetyNineCents:

          And of course, all of this is easily proved. Let's query fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net at a bunch of different DNS servers:

          nslookup fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net serverex.k-mt.ru (DNS Server in Russia)
          Response: 188.43.73.57 (IP address in Moscow)

          nslookup fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net a.resolvers.level3.net (DNS Server in US)
          Response: 63.238.2.240 (IP address in Los Angeles)

          nslookup fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net 61.9.133.193 (Bigpond VIC)
          Response: 23.205.116.47 (IP address in Melbourne)

          I don't mind so much that you're ignorant about all of this stuff but your tone has been quite disgraceful. Maybe show a bit more respect next time.

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          @dazweeja:

          Ok i stand corrected - however this only proves your point against akamai - it doesnt change all the other sites. I was assuming that the net in this case remains a mess, as the real challenge is in coordinating everything. It would be far easier for the server to just look at the client and pick the right cdn itself, and save all the dns trips.

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          @dazweeja:

          Im not concerned as i have nothing to hide, but its obvious that google finds this information valuable which is why they made a router. They only give services and make devices that can contribute to their advert selling.

      •  

        It's chromecast…the only way is it block/dead route(blackhole) 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4
        as Chromecast ignores your router/ISP's DNS settings & uses the above. What modem do you have?

  •  

    I use getflix, but this seems like a good deal. Also, if your WAN IP changes frequently it may cause some headaches with the service. I know getflix has an app for android to make it easy, i believe you could also implement a DDNS.

    •  

      Hi Jackwoz,

      We will be adding apps with v2 that will take care of the auto IP. The service will also allow DDNS to keep it updated which will be really cool!

      Thanks.

  • +3 votes

    Happy user here, can't wait for the app!

    •  

      Thank you very much!

      I promise the apps will not disappoint :)

      Thanks.

  • +2 votes

    Access to US Netflix for $15 a year, this is a hectik deal, I will sign up when i get home.

  • +2 votes

    Hi Rep,

    Which regions of netflix do you have available?

    •  

      Hi pogiguy,

      At this time we currently have Australia, Canada, Germany, UK and USA. More will be added before Oeck, and many after Oeck launches.

      Thanks.

  •  

    Have been looking at something like this for a long time. Do you have a free trial that i can use to try for couple of days before deciding to buy?

    • +1 vote

      Hi wildweasel,

      We sure do. If you sign up now you will get instant access so you can try it. However, in order for this deal to work you will need to make the purchase before Monday. Otherwise you can enjoy the two week free trial and purchase a subscription at $2 per month or $20 per year.

      Thanks.

  •  

    Rep - does the auto IP update you guys are putting together work similarly to the Geflix cron job, in that it can be scheduled to automatically update your IP (it increases the WAF exponentially!)?

    https://getflix.zendesk.com/hc/en-gb/articles/200576025-Can-...

    • +1 vote

      Hi Kirt,

      There are no plans at this time to do it via cron job. It will allow DDNS to keep your IP updated. The apps will also keep your IP updated (Windows, Mac, iOS and Android). We could add it to the suggestion list though and add the feature at a later date.

      Thanks.

      •  

        Cheers - yeah if you could add it to your suggestion list that would be great :)

        •  

          No problem kirt. After we get done with the stuff we need to launch, we will start working on it :)
          Thank you for the suggestion :)

          Thanks.

  •  

    Signed up and applied the code. Will give it a go 2nite when I get home. If I like what I see, im in

    Just confirming I have 4 days to claim that special price?

    •  

      Hi britta,

      Yep! Try it out over the next few days and if you want to go ahead with the subscription, make sure you do it by late Sunday night.

      Thanks.

      •  

        Thanks, im keen as! From what I hear it sounds good.

        •  

          If you are a movie fan like myself, the service will be of great use to you.

  •  

    Is this a recurring price? Ie: $15 per year for life or just for the first year?

    • +1 vote

      Hi bdl,

      Only for the first year. Due to new features and services coming with v2, it will be impossible to keep this as a recurring price.

      Thanks.

  •  

    Can someone provide a a comparison of this service vs Getflix? I have been with Getflix for quite some time. open to trying this if I can get a comparison?

    Thanks!

    •  

      Well what do you use getflix for? Just netflix?

      •  

        Does the service support roku.com or vudu? Or just Netflix and hulu right now.

        •  

          I believe it's just netflix and hulu right now, more to come later when v2 is open. Roku is a streaming device i thought. I don't think it supports vudu right now no. The website is blocked at work so i'm unable to confirm, rep might however

      •  

        I mainly use it for netflix & prime. I have an amazon fire tv media player which I believe needs prime access to get the apps on it.

        biggest frustration with getflix is how it handles ip changes. havent nailed the seemless changes. worked for a bit with the ddns, but cant seem to find a good free service to support me with this.

        would love to understand how uflix will be different?

        r

        •  

          Well They currently don't support prime, though this may come in the new site later. Never used getflix so i can't comment there but uflix is simply using the DNS numbers they give you, logging into the site, choosing a country (or turning off) and away you go. Obviously it's different for other devices and if you want to put it on router level or not, the rep or site can help you there.

          I don't really know much about ddns but i think the rep said it would come in v2? Might have to confirm that with them. Hope it helps

    • +1 vote

      Currently Getflix supports way more Netflix regions.

      There's a lot of good stuff (in English) that's only in South American countries or Scandinavian countries, etc.

  • +1 vote

    Yep, happy user here too, can't complain at all. Looking forward to the apps and Oeck

    •  

      Great to hear! Thank you very much for the feedback.

  •  

    Is there any special setup to stream to an aussie Chromecast?

  •  

    Sorry for the nooby question.
    If I sign up to this and change the DNS settings on the router, will it affect my online gaming from PS4/PC and require me to change the DNS settings back to ensure I connect to the local servers?

    •  

      Hi unco,

      It shouldn't make a difference at all.

      Thanks.

  • +1 vote

    Have 8 months on current subscription. Can I add this cheaper year onto my current deal (extend it by a year)?

    • +4 votes

      Hi wfdTamar,

      Sorry but not this deal. All existing uFlix customers will get a special deal once Oeck is launched which will be cheaper.

      Thanks.

  •  

    Hey Rep, is there an ETA for the v2 release? I love the service but need DDNS to use it at a router level (otherwise when my IP changes I can't access the Internet and have to change back to auto dns)

    •  

      Hi zerocents,

      The current ETA is Jan, 2016.

      Currently, if you use our DNS servers, even if your IP changes, the internet will still work. You will however need to login to uFlix in order for your IP to be authenticated again in order to keep unblocking.

      Thanks.

  •  

    We currently watch Aus Netflix through Apple TV and Fetch TV. Will we be able to watch other countries through these same devices?

    Also, do you need to switch regions each time you want to watch?

    •  

      Hi cgeelong,

      You will be able to use uFlix on both Apple TV and Fetch TV. You don't need to switch regions every time you want to watch, only when you want to switch regions. You will however need to login to uFlix if your IP changes (you will know something is wrong if you can only see Australian content). Logging back in automatically updates your IP and the regions will work again.

      Thanks.

  •  

    Completely new to this- I have unmetered download for Australian netflix via iinet. Will it still be unmetered with this?

    •  

      Hi cmyk,

      In your uFlix panel, set your region to "Turn Off". It will remain unmetered at that point. However, it will only be unmetered with Australian content. Other regions will be metered.

      Thanks.

  •  

    Quick question, how does it work. Is it like a gateway through uflix website where i login?
    Or is it a program which i need to run?
    Does it mess with my router?

    •  

      Hi,

      How it works is found on https://uflix.com.au
      There is no program you need to run. You only need to set up the DNS.
      You can put our DNS in your router if you choose to do so. Or, you can set it up on your devices individually.

      Thanks.

      •  

        yeah i had a quick read, not very specific how it works..
        all i understood from it was that, i change my DNS to 1111, 2222

        What doesn't make sense is why i only need to change my DNS?

        I can only guess, is i give you my DNS and i access your DNS. Through your servers you give me access to a new VPN. kind of like you guys filtering and geo unblocking my internet that way.

        •  

          Hi kickmiass,

          Using our DNS servers (203.143.83.123 for example) will allow us to intercept some of your internet traffic to Netflix, hulu and BBC. We will intercept traffic that seeks to find your location and trick it into thinking the traffic is going to a "region" that you set in your uFlix panel.

          This allows us to hide your actual location and make you appear elsewhere.

          Thanks.

        •  

          @uFlix: Just paid for subscription, did everything didn't work. Does it work with wifi networks and dongles?

        •  

          @kickmiass:

          Hi kickmiass,

          Please submit a support ticket and tech support will look into the issue :)

          Thanks.

        •  

          @uFlix:
          So if it is set up at the router level is there any worries with Banking etc on devices connected to the router, as you could intercept the traffic?

        •  

          @Block:

          Hi Block,

          We do not intercept traffic for non-channel services and websites. We also do not keep logs of anything to protect your privacy. Please read https://uflix.com.au/privacy-policy/ to see what we do and do not view.

          Thanks.

        •  

          @uFlix:
          Thanks Rep.

        •  

          @Block:

          You're welcome. I am happy you asked that question. It is an important one.

          Thanks.

        • +2 votes

          @Block:

          They selectively redirect your traffic through their proxies. They could theoretically redirect your banking sites, log your DNS lookups, etc. You have to trust them that they don't. Banking traffic or anything using strong SSL/HTTPS wouldn't be much good to them (unless they have a few supercomputers to attempt decryption). If you have a router with DNSMasq you could send only some of your DNS lookups to these guys.

  •  

    What prevents the service provider (Netflix etc) doing geo-blocking based on client IP? (Unless one were to use a proxy or VPN)?

    All these p#rn website popups seem to be able to know I'm in Brisbane;

    Is it because they allow their users to roam oversees and still use their service?

    • +1 vote

      Hi mshannon,

      We intercept traffic that Netflix uses to try and find your location. This is how we get around their region block. However, it is only done for specific hosts, so it will not be for all websites. Only for Netflix, Hulu and BBC iPlayer.

      Thanks.

  •  

    It works great on Apple TV and Xbox, but doesn't work on Samsung TV with wired connection. It works on samsung tv on wireless connection, but when I connect TV using cable it does not work. Initial setup and changing region is really easy, happy with this service.

    •  

      Hi AshFon,

      First guess will be that you should add our DNS into your router as your TV may be using your routers DNS servers. If that does not fix it, please open up a support ticket via your uFlix control panel.

      Thanks.

  •  

    Awesome!

    So will this work with Chromecast? Or will I need to do some changes on that device as well to access more movies and shows?

    •  

      You'd need to change your DNS on your router.

      •  

        Thanks!

        I thought I had to do more than just that :)
        I forgot I had a year subscription already purchased since March but never touched it lol

    •  

      Hi rob87,

      Please follow the instructions at https://uflix.com.au/troubleshooting

      That will allow you to implement a fix for your Chromecast.

      Thanks.

    • +1 vote

      Not it won't work with Chromecast unless your route can block/mis-route 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 Chromecast ignores your route's DNS settings unless it can't hit the above addresses.

      •  

        Still won't work when setting the static route to the above mentioned, Chromecast unable to connect to NetFlix videos :(
        Any solutions?

  •  

    I'm buying a Samsung smart TV. Will this work through that somehow?

    •  

      Hi eviltom,

      Yes, it should work with the Samsung TV.

      Thanks.

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