Thursday, June 23, 2016

Periscope Used Instead of C-SPAN Cameras to Record US House Sit-In

Whichever side you might be on, we have to admit that things are pretty interesting when US House of Representatives members turn to Periscope and Facebook Live video on their cell phones when Republicans ordered C-SPAN cameras shut down. It's reminiscent of the many times that protestors took to Twitter to organize and get the word out about their causes when the media tried to shut them down - only this time the media wants in and were told to shut their cameras off.
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Cordcutters will be used to C-SPAN blackouts though, as you can't normally watch the House and Senate streams without having a cable subscription:

"Sorry you need an active cable subscription to watch your democracy live online"
So while we deal with the inevitable uproar over shutting off people's access to watch the debates live, we'd like to throw in an extra request to bring that access to everyone, cable or no.

Thanks to The Verge

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

American Netflix DNS Codes Roundup Pt.2

Update: Netflix has been cracking down on DNS codes to use their American version from outside the US. Lately, when we update our free codes, they are usually detected and get shut down quickly. This has also led to trouble with paid DNS services like Unblock-Us that we previously recommended. Until they find a way around it, we are switching over to VPN using OverPlay - which actually streams Netflix through the connection instead of just changing your geo-location. You can read all about why we switched here, and would appreciate if you let them know we sent you by clicking here. Thank you!

We will keep updating our free codes as we find them, so keep commenting about what's working for you (you can post anonymously). We strongly suggest that you don't sign in to Netflix in your home country before trying various American DNS codes, as it will be obvious that you're not actually in both locations.

Last update [May 31, 2016]:
EU = Europe, CA = Canada, ME = Middle East, SA = South America, JP = Japan, AU = Australia
Primary: 162.208.009.231 Secondary: 000.000.000.000 - reported working 6/22 - CA - thanks reddit
Primary: 204.232.178.048 Secondary: 000.000.000.000 - reported working 5/31 - CA - thanks anon
"canada ones were working 5/18 but got nuked as of 5/19" - thanks sean
Primary: 209.177.145.030 Secondary: 046.101.036.120 - reported working 5/17 - CA, AU
Primary: 213.005.182.117 Secondary: 046.101.149.135 - reported working 4/27 - EU, CA, SA, JP
Primary: 162.243.065.031 Secondary: 192.241.137.065 - reported working 4/27 - EU, CA, SA, JP
Primary: 204.232.178.048 Secondary: 045.054.042.001 - 4/9 - EU, CA
Primary: 146.185.187.189 Secondary: 192.241.137.065 - 3/23 - SA
Primary: 204.232.178.048 Secondary: 107.170.015.247 - 3/11 - SA
Primary: 070.038.099.032 Secondary: 162.248.221.182 -  3/11 - CA
Primary: 104.238.141.064 Secondary: 108.061.103.163 -  3/10 - CA
Primary: 045.063.007.177 Secondary: 000.000.000.000 - 3/10 - CA
Primary: 109.123.111.024 Secondary: 088.080.0186.067 - 3/4 during non-peak hours only - EU, CA, ME
Primary: 204.232.178.048 Secondary: 000.000.000.000 -  3/3 - EU, CA, ME
Primary: 192.241.137.065 Secondary: 000.000.000.000 - 2/16 - EU, CA
Primary: 204.323.178.048 Secondary: 045.054.042.001 -  12/29 - EU, CA

Monday, June 20, 2016

Brief Netflix Outage - June 20 2016

Netflix has reported some server issues today, though they seem to be recovering already.
On reddit, people say it only lasted for about an hour and is back up. We thought we were having internet issues connecting on our FireTV, but after going into Network Settings and resetting the Netflix app, it was able to connect.

Friday, June 10, 2016

RedBull.tv Streaming Bonnaroo Live for Free all Weekend

Just tune in to http://www.redbull.tv/ all weekend for free live acts June 10-12th 2016. Thanks to reddit user /u/MaskedUploader for the full schedule:



Big acts include:
Pearl Jam
Dead & Company
LCD Soundsystem
J. Cole
Ellie Goulding
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Tame Impala
Death Cab for Cutie
M83
Haim
Halsey
Ween
Jason Isbell
CHVRCHES,
Miguel
Chris Stapleton
Judd Apatow & Friends

You can also go here and make your own watching schedule: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/events/2016/06/10/

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Brief Netflix Outage - 6/9/2016

It looks like Netflix is having some issues recently, as isitdownrightnow.com shows them having really high ping times when you test their servers. If you're having issues today, it's probably not you, it's Netflix. You can always click "Is Netflix Down?" in the left sidebar to check if they're down.



Update:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Happy Trees Come to Netflix - Where to Watch Bob Ross Episodes

Bob Ross comes to Netflix US today!
But which episodes are these? We looked them up:

Bob Ross - "Beauty is Everywhere" - Collection 1 on Netflix:
S20 E06 - Cliffside
S21 E07 - Wilderness Cabin
S21 E01 - Valley View
S22 E07 - Dimensions
S22 E08 - Deep Wilderness Home
S20 E11 - Change of Seasons
S22 E11 - Pastel Seascape
S20 E10 - Wintertime Blues
S21 E04 - Serenity
S22 E13 - Silent Forest
S23 E01 - Frosty Winter Morn
S21 E03 - Royal Majesty
S20 E09 - Winter Paradise
S23 E03 - Mountain Ridge Lake
S21 E02 - Tranquil Dawn
S23 E11 - Frozen Beauty in Vignette
S20 E10 - Days Gone By
S23 E13 - Winter Bliss
S21 E06 - Mountain Rhapsody
S23 E02 - Forest Edge
S20 E08 - Old Oak Tree
S23 E12 - Crimson Tide
S21 E05 - Cabin at Trail's End
S20 E07 - Autumn Fantasy
S22 E12 - Country Creek
S22 E09 - Haven in the Valley
* "S20 E06" = Season 20, Episode 6

Bob Ross - "The Joy of Painting"

Seasons 20-24 Free with Amazon Prime:
Season 20 - Missing episode 1
Season 21 - All episodes
Season 22 - All episodes
Season 23 - All episodes
Season 24 - All episodes
*Affiliate links show Amazon we sent you, but they're still free.

Seasons 20-25 with Hulu subscription:
Seasons 20 - 25 - All episodes

Seasons 1-14 free on YouTube, official channel:
Seasons 1-13 - All episodes
Season 14 - It looks like the official Bob Ross is currently uploading Season 14, and will probably continue with 15-19. You can find 14 in their recent uploads that haven't been added to a playlist yet.

Seasons 15-19, and 26-31 are not currently available anywhere officially, but you can search for the episode you're looking for on YouTube and usually find a low quality upload. All seasons are also available on DVD from bobross.com, along with the official paints, brushes, etc.

Here's an Imgur album of the finished paintings from every episode: http://imgur.com/a/mIkmj

The reason we're so excited about this is that we started painting along with Bob Ross after seeing all his episodes streaming on Twitch. We bought the gear and had a great time painting together, with more to come. Here's our Bob Ross collection so far:
First painting! Season 23, Episode 11 - Frozen Beauty in Vignette
#2: Season 6, Episode 4 - Whispering Stream
#3: Season 31, Episode 11 - Lake at the Ridge w/ Steve Ross
Latest: Season 27, Episode 1 - Twilight Beauty
Happy Painting!

Update: We just finished our 5th Bob Ross painting, Season 2 Episode 4, Shades of Grey! Bob painted this after a fan told him he was color blind and couldn't discern the colors. Again, all the Season 1-14 episodes are available free on the official Ross YouTube.

Season 2, Episode 4 - Shades of Grey

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Nostalgia Overload: Voltron Reboot Trailer - Netflix Original

It looks like Netflix is bringing back a blast from many of our childhoods - and they've done it right! They've got a great team making it, the animation looks right, and there's some serious emphasis on the epicness of the setting. Check it out:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Latest DNS Code Reported Working - May 31

Thanks to an anonymous user, we have a code reported working today in Canada, via our American Netflix DNS Codes Roundup Pt.2 post:


For easy copying:

Primary: 204.232.178.048
Secondary: 000.000.000.000

Reported working 5/17:

Primary: 209.177.145.030
Secondary: 046.101.036.120

Let us know if it's working for you, and where you're located. You can always post anonymously in the comments, just scroll to the bottom of the post and click "newest" next to the comments and "post a comment" at the bottom of the page. There has been a few important updates from our users recently:



Netflix has been cracking down on American DNS codes used to access shows from Canada, Europe, and elsewhere. New free DNS servers are always coming online, and we try to keep up with them in the main post, but if you get sick of the cat and mouse game, we recommend switching over to VPN with OverPlay for a few bucks per month.

Click here to check them out and tell them we sent you!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Why we switched to OverPlay

A brief history

NetflixFixer.com started out as a labor of love, rallying against shows being uploaded to Netflix in completely random order, and looking up the right order leading to even more spoilers online. Then people started asking how they can access shows that were available only in the US or other countries outside of their own region.

We previously recommended Unblock-Us for unblocking particular countries, and for a while they did an amazing job of giving access to whichever country you want to watch from by simply picking a country from a pull-down menu. Unfortunately Netflix started cracking down on Smart-DNS connections like Unblock-US (after initially lying about doing it).
After hearing about Netflix blocking VPN users... Source: Reddit
We don't actually blame them for blocking 'unblockers' though, as a user on reddit explained to someone asking why they are cracking down:
Warner Bros: "I'll sell you rights to show my series Chuck in the US for $3 million, Canada for $1 million, and the UK for $1 million "
Netflix: "We'll take the US and UK."
3 months later
Warner Bros: "Hey WTF! People are just VPNing from Canada to the US to watch Chuck! Stop it or you owe us $1 mil."
Netflix: "K."

So what do we do now? 

We keep trying. We've continued to post any free DNS code updates on our "American Netflix DNS Codes Roundup Pt.2" post, even though Netflix shuts them down quickly. Maybe they'll get tired of taking down new codes eventually.

We're also switching over to OverPlay.

OverPlay is similar to Unblock-Us, in that they run a smart-DNS system that makes it look like you're in America (or any country) by resolving the IP address for Netflix from the target country. Your computer doesn't know that "netflix.com" is "38.130.79.37" until a Domain Name System server tells it that's the address; but OverPlay's smart-DNS system says "hey Netflix, someone in [the US] wants to know your address" instead off your actual country. As we mentioned above, Netflix got wise to that and started cracking down on the lying DNS servers.


Luckily OverPlay also has another connection system available: VPN (Virtual Private Network). Unlike DNS, when you connect through a VPN you actually stream all the data through the connection. So instead of your computer asking for the address of Netflix, a computer in the actual country asks, connects, and starts streaming it from that country, and transfers that data to you. Obviously this means a lot more work for the VPN server than a DNS server, and that's why they're about $10 instead of $5 per month - but it's much harder for Netflix to detect that a computer streaming from the US is actually later sending that data to Canada. In fact it's probably impossible to detect until multiple people start streaming from that same address.

So OverPlay is currently working for us, and we think it will be much harder to take down, so that's what we're recommending at the moment. Feel free to keep checking our free DNS code post for updates, but if you can afford the $10, it really is a lot easier to watch from wherever you want through a VPN. You also get the benefits of hiding your location from other sites: torrents, ISPs throttling certain sites, identity protection, etc. - they only see that you're talking to the VPN, not what it's sending you. If you want to try it out, we would really appreciate if you click our link (or the ad below) to show them we sent you. Thanks!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy Game of Thrones Day!

NetflixFixer is a spoiler free zone - so no spoilers here, ever! We will remove anything that looks like a Game of Thrones spoiler from the comments.

April 24th GoT Day, and we're totally excited. Everyone with an HBO account, or a friend with one, can log into HBO Go and watch it (assuming there isn't an outage from all the traffic). If you don't, you can try a free trial of HBO Now. If you're like us though, we're going to wait a few weeks for happier binging all at once - that's why we're so adamant about spoilers. Season 6 trailer #2 [SPOILERS]:


While you're there, check out Silicon Valley Season 3 which premieres today as well along with Veep Season 5, John Oliver is over there as well. For the Netflix US watchers, Patton Oswald's Talking for Clapping comes out today.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Shows Coming to Netflix Canada (and US) April 2016 with Ratings

As usual, there's plenty of news about what's coming and going from US Netflix next month, but very little about Canada! Here's what's coming in April: metacritic critic score, then user score (whichever has more votes between Metacritic and IMDB). For example, 55 | 65 has an average critic review score of 55/100, and user score of 65/100 , exceptional scores (80 or above) are highlighted green.

Canada
Princess Bride streams on Netflix Canada April 1st
April 1

Charlie St. Cloud - 2010 - 37 | 54
Clash of the Titans - 2010 - 39 | 49
Codegirl - 2015 - 49 | 67
Cop Out - 2010 - 31 | 50
DreamWorks Shrek the Halls - 2007 - 73 | 71
Frank and Cindy - 2015 - NA | 82
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer - 2015 - 65 | 67
Justin Time – Season 1 & 2 - 2011 - NA | 83
Mississippi Grind - 2015 - 77 | 72
Out of the Furnace - 2013 - 63 | 73
Paper Towns - 2015 - 56 | 64
Return to Sender - 2014 - 23 | 14
Selfless - 2015 - NA | 65
The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story – Season 1 - 2015 - NA | 74
The Birth of Saké - 2016 - 69 | 73
The Mask You Live In - 2015 - NA | 73
The Princess Bride - 1987 - 77 | 85
The Ranch – Season 1 – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
American Masters - The Women’s List - 2015 - NA | 80
Z for Zachariah - 2015 - 68 | 61

April 8

Downton Abbey – Series 5 - 2015 - 91 | 86
Rebellion - 2016 - NA | 67
Hush - 2016 - NA | 84

April 9

Look Who’s Back - 2015 - NA | 72
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley - 2015 - NA | 46

April 11

Cuckoo – Season 3 – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA | 74
Episodes – Season 4 - 2011 - 73 | 82
TURN: Washington’s Spies, Season 2 - 2014 - NA | 80

April 12

AJIN - 2016 - NA | 90
Blended - 2014 - 31 | 43

April 13

Jaws - 1975 - 79 | 87
Jaws 2 - 1978 - NA | 57
Jaws 3-D - 1983 - NA | 35
Smokey and the Bandit - 1977 - NA | 69

April 15

Belgica - 2016 - 63 | 72
House of Lies – Season 4 - 2015 - 63 | 74
Kong King of the Apes (film) – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
Kong King of the Apes (series) – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix Original - 2015 - 78 | 79

April 16

Godzilla - 2014 - 62 | 68

April 17

Non-Stop - 2014 - 56 | 71

April 22

Heaven is for Real - 2014 - 47 | 45
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping - 2016 - NA (new)
Sleeping with Other People - 2015 - 64 | 65

April 24

Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 2014 - 70 | 78

April 29

Danger Mouse – Season 1 – Netflix Original - 2015 - NA (new)
Heist - 2015 - 37 | 61
Special Correspondents – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
Team Foxcatcher - 2016 - NA (new)


US
2001: A Space Odyssey streams on Netflix US April 1st
April 1

16 Blocks - 2006 - 63 | 80
2001: A Space Odyssey - 1968 - 86 | 76
A Clockwork Orange - 1971 - 78 | 76
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Season 5 - 2015 - NA | 86
The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story - 2015 - NA | 74
Beat Bobby Flay, Season 1 - 2013 - NA | 62
Best in Show - 2000 - 78 | 76
Bob’s Burgers, Season 5 - 2015 - 68 | 78
Boogie Nights - 1997 - 85 |79
Breathe - 2014 - 78 | 71
Chaplin - 1992 - NA | 76
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 2005 - 72 | 67
Codegirl - 2015 - 49 | 67
Colegas - 1982 - NA | 63
Cujo - 1983 - NA | 60
Cutthroat Kitchen, Seasons 3–4 - NA | 71
Deep Impact - 1998 - 40 | 61
Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang - 2015 - NA | 64
Dolphin Tale - 2011 - 64 | 69
Erin Brockovich - 2000 - 73 | 73
Explorers - 1985 - NA | 66
Fixer Upper, Season 2 - 2015 - NA | 85
Frank and Cindy - 2015 - NA | 82
Glada at Home, Season 7 - 2014 - NA | 73
The Great Food Truck Race, Seasons 1–2 - 2011 - NA | 66
House Hunters Collection, collection 3 - 2015 - NA | 70
House Hunters International Collection, Collection 3 - 2015 - NA | 71
House Hunters International Renovation, Season 1 - 2015 - NA
Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer - 2015 - 65 | 67
Kids Baking Championship, Season 1 - 2015 - NA | 74
Looking for Richard - 1996 - NA | 74
Lost & Found Music Studios, Season 1 - 2015 - NA | 81
Love It or List It, Too, Season 4 - 2015 - NA | 63
The Mask You Live In - 2015 - NA | 73
Morituri - 1965 - NA | 70
My Girl - 1991 - NA | 68
Mystic River - 2003 - 84 | 80
The Next Best Thing - 2000 - 25 | 47
The Perfect Storm - 2000 - 59 | 64
The Phantom - 1996 - NA | 49
The Princess Bride - 1987 - 77 | 85
Property Brothers at Home, Season 1 - 2014 - NA | 75
The Ranch, Season 1 - Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers - 2014 - NA | 56
The Right Stuff - 1983 - NA | 79
Rising Sun - 1993 - NA | 62
The Running Man - 1987 - NA | 66
Say It Isn’t So - 2001 - NA | 49
The Shawshank Redemption - 1994 - 80 | 93
Scrooged - 1998 - 38 | 70
Something’s Gotta Give - 2003 - NA | 67
Sunset Boulevard - 1950 - 80 | 85
Transporter 3 - 2008 - 51 | 61
Uncommon Valor - 1983 - 38 | 64
Under the Same Moon - 2008 - 59 | 74
V for Vendetta - 2005 - 62 | 82

April 5

Walt Before Mickey - 2015 - NA | 63

April 8

God’s Pocket - 2014 - 51 | 61
Hush - 2016 - NA | 84

April 9

Look Who’s Back - 2015 - NA | 72

April 10

Girl Meets World, Season 2 - 2014 - 64 | 71

April 11

TURN: Washington’s Spies, Season 2 - 2014 - NA | 80

April 12

AJIN, Season 1 - 2016 - NA | 90

April 14

Moonwalkers - 2016 - 39 | 61
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine - 2015 - 72 | 68

April 15

Belgica - 2016 - 63 | 72
Cuckoo – Season 3 – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA | 74
Kong King of the Apes (film) – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
Kong King of the Apes (series) – Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix Original - 2015 - 78 | 79

April 16

How to Get Away With Murder, Season 2 - 2015 - 68 | 83

April 17

Lost Girl, Season 5 - 2016 - 78 | 68
The Messengers, Season 1 - 2015 - 56 | 66

April 22

Catching the Sun - 2015 - NA (new)
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping - Netflix Original- 2016 - NA (new)

April 24

Minions - 2015 - 56 | 65
Begin Again - 2013 - 62 | 71
The Fosters, Season 3 - 2015 - 69 | 81

April 29

Danger Mouse, Season 1 - Netflix Original - 2015 - NA (new)
Hellion - 2014 - 55 | 61
Special Correspondents - Netflix Original - 2016 - NA (new)
Team Foxcatcher - 2016 - NA (new)

April 30

Sensitive Skin, Season 2 - 2016 - NA | 76

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Starz' Outlander Season 1, Free to Stream

Season 2 of Outlander is coming April 9th, 2016 (next Saturday!), so Starz has put Season 1 up to stream for free: Outlander - Season 1

The show is based on a 1991 novel by the same name, and features a WWII nurse who travels back in time to 18th century Scotland and meets a certain James "Jamie" Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser (aka Jamie MacTavish). That's all we're willing to tell you!

The show is great, and way too few people are talking about it. It has a 73 critic score on Metacritic, but an 8.2 user score (you may find this compares favorably to Netflix' April releases, as Metacritic is notoriously harsh). Do yourself a favor and binge through Season 1, so you know why people are excited for Season 2 coming on the 9th. S2 trailer:


Happy binging!