Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We've Changed Netflix VPNs

Hi NetflixFixers,

You probably already know that Netflix has been seriously cracking down on DNS and VPNs that allow people outside the US to connect to the American version of Netflix (including active military serving overseas as well, unfortunately). We've continuously posted free DNS codes that we find, and that users of the site send in - remember you can comment anonymously.

When those started getting shut down quickly, we looked around for solutions, and in April of 2014 we started using Unblock-Us, which is a smart-DNS solution for about five bucks per month. That worked for a long time, but as we mentioned, Netflix really started cracking down. Then in May, 2016, we switched to OverPlay - which not only has smart-DNS, but VPN as well for less than ten bucks per month. Now we're personally using StrongVPN (click here for a coupon code for 15% off)
  • Smart-DNS: Computers don't actually go to "Netflix.com", they ask a DNS server what the IP address of Netflix.com is and go to that address to find it. A Smart-DNS tells Netflix that someone in [enter country here] is looking for Netflix.com instead of where they really are.
  • VPN: A "Virtual Private Network" actually lets you connect to Netflix through the server, and the server is located in [enter country here]. This is much harder to shut down, because it looks like any other computer connecting to the service. Sure, it looks suspicious if loads of people start connecting from the same place, but university dorms, and sometimes whole neighborhoods share an IP. Of course Netflix employees could just buy a membership and see what IP they connect to...
So unfortunately Netflix has taken the upper hand in the cat-and-mouse game again, and people's experience using any VPN or DNS has been inconsistent at best. Sometimes it works for a while, then stops loading things at the beginning of the stream. Other times it directly tells you that they detected in Unblocker:


Rather than giving up, we've kept trying out different VPNs to see what works for us - and what would keep working for more than a few weeks. StrongVPN has worked for us since we started using it in early July. It's really easy to use with this client, just pull down the list to the country you want to connect to, and click "connect":
There are currently 42 VPN servers in the pulldown list, and more are being added.
So that's what we're currently using, and if you're still hunting for working American Netflix access from other countries, we recommend checking out Strong with our 15% off coupon code. We're still updating our free codes as they are reported (which is not that often these days), and we're not against Unblock-Us, or OverPlay - this is just what's working best for us currently. We appreciate if you let them know we sent you by using the coupon code above, thanks!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Haven - Missing Ending

Thanks to our NetflixFixer user for having us check out Haven on Netflix

We did look at all the episodes, and didn't see any problems at the end of 2 and beginning of 3 (we are in the US), but we did find that the whole ending of the series is missing, and it's available for free on Syfy and Amazon:

Haven on Netflix (missing episodes)

Seasons 1-4: All episodes listed correctly in the US
Season 5: Episodes 1-13 on Netflix, Episodes 14-26 free on SyFy


If you like Haven, check out the great show Falling Skies free with Prime on Amazon.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Life With Boys - Out of Order on Netflix

Thanks to Anonymous for tipping us off to the order problems on Life With Boys on Netflix.
Life with Boys on Netflix (out of order)
Life with Boys on Hulu (free with Hulu Plus)

Season 1:
01 - E19 - "Wrestling with Boys" (the first episode in the series "Wrestling with Boys" is Episode 19 on Netflix)
02 - E02 - "A Perfect Life with Boys"
03 - E18 - "Monkey Talk with Boys"
04 - E17 -"In the Principal's Office with Boys"
05 - E08 - "This Time the Problem Is with Dad and Not with Boys"
06 - E03 - "Social Death with Boys"
07 - E15 - "Set Up's with Boys"
08 - E16 - "The Big Kiss Off with Boys"
09 - E09 - "Chrisbus with Boys"
10 - E10 - "Disarmed with Boys"
11 - E04 - "Bathroom Battles with Boys"
12 - E01 - "Misguided Motives with Boys"
13 - E11 - "Trouble with Boys"
14 - E12 - "Double Trouble with Boys" (aired before episode 13, but it goes here in the story)
15 - E13 - "When Something Better Comes Along with Boys"
16 - E14 - "Hitting the Breaks with Boys"
17 - E20 - "Fashion Faux Pas with Boys"
18 - E05 - "Birthdays with Boys"
19 - E06 - "Smokin' with Boys"
20 - E21 - "Nightmares with Boys"
21 - E22 - "Driven Crazy with Boys"
22 - E07 - "Blah, Blah, Blah with Boys"

Season 2: Looks in order, report it in the comments below if anything seems off.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Brief Netflix Outage - July 30/31st


Netflix looks like it's had server issues recently, as one hour ago (1:20am PST, US, July 31st 2016), IsItDownRightNow reported that they didn't get a response from their servers, and on reddit there were issues reported in the UK, and US.

If you're having problems connecting to Netflix, it's probably their servers, not you.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The A-Team - Missing Episodes


Thanks to NetflixFixer Summer for reporting that the A-Team is missing really important episodes on Netflix. Not only is the last episode of the entire series missing, but 12 episodes are missing overall. Here's the list, and where to find replacements:

The A-Team on Amazon free with STARZ (free 7 day trial available) or $1.99 each.



Season 1:
All episodes on Netflix

Season 2:
All episodes on Netflix

Season 3:
1 "Bullets and Bikinis" [MISSING] - Season 3 on Amazon
2 "The Bend in the River (Part 1)"
3 "The Bend in the River (Part 2)"
4 "Fire"
5 "Timber!"
6 "Double Heat"
7 "Trouble on Wheels"
8 "The Island"
9 "Showdown!"
10 "Sheriffs of Rivertown"
11 "The Bells of St. Mary's"
12 "Hot Styles"
13 "Breakout!"
14 "Cup A' Joe"
15 "The Big Squeeze"
16 "Champ!"
17 "Skins"
18 "Road Games" [MISSING] - Season 3 on Amazon
19 "Moving Targets"
20 "Knights of the Road"
21 "Waste 'Em!"
22 "Bounty"
23 "Beverly Hills Assault"
24 "Trouble Brewing"
25 "Incident at Crystal Lake"

Season 4:
1 "Judgment Day (Part 1)"
2 "Judgment Day (Part 2)"
3 "Where Is the Monster When You Need Him?"
4 "Lease with an Option to Die"
5 "The Road to Hope"
6 "The Heart of Rock N' Roll" [MISSING] - Season 4 on Amazon
7 "Body Slam" [MISSING] - Season 4 on Amazon
8 "Blood, Sweat, and Cheers"
9 "Mind Games"
10 "There Goes the Neighborhood"
11 "The Doctor Is Out"
12 "Uncle Buckle-Up" [MISSING] - Season 4 on Amazon
13 "Wheel of Fortune" [MISSING] - Season 4 on Amazon
14 "The A-Team Is Coming, the A-Team Is Coming"
15 "Members Only"
16 "Cowboy George"
17 "Waiting for Insane Wayne"
18 "The Duke of Whispering Pines"
19 "Beneath the Surface" [MISSING] - Season 4 on Amazon
20 "Mission of Peace" [MISSING] - Season 4 on Amazon
21 "The Trouble with Harry"
22 "A Little Town With an Accent"
23 "The Sound of Thunder"

Season 5:
1 "Dishpan Man" AKA "The Court Martial (Part 1)"
2 "Trial by Fire" AKA "The Court Martial (Part 2)"
3 "Firing Line" AKA "The Court Martial (Part 3)"
4 "Quarterback Sneak"
5 "The Theory of Revolution" [MISSING] - Season 5 on Amazon
6 "The Say UNCLE Affair" [MISSING] - Season 5 on Amazon
7 "Alive at Five" [MISSING] - Season 5 on Amazon
8 "Family Reunion"
9 "Point of No Return"
10 "The Crystal Skull"
11 "The Spy Who Mugged Me"
12 "The Grey Team"
13 "Without Reservations" [MISSING] - Season 5 on Amazon

*Note: Amazon links include a partner code so they know we sent you. It doesn't change the price though, and they're still free with STARZ.

Tuesday, July 12, 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 [July 12, 2016]:
EU = Europe, CA = Canada, ME = Middle East, SA = South America, JP = Japan, AU = Australia
None reported working, including many VPNs: 7/12/2016
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

Saturday, July 2, 2016

What to Watch on Netflix: July 2016

We used to post what's coming up on Netflix next month, but what's the point when you can't see something you like and go watch it? Here's what you can watch now on Netflix, new this money, July, 2016. Personally, we're really excited for Marco Polo, the Back to the Future series, and Bojack Horseman coming later this month.
Back to the Future Part II - now streaming!

July 1st

41 on 41 (2014)
A Long Way From Home (2013)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Batman: The Movie (1966)
Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)
Between (Season 2)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Blade 2 (2002)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)
Catwoman (2004)
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Conflict (2015)
Death Race 2 (2010)
Death Race 3: Inferno (2013)
Deep (Season 1)
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Gladiator (2000)
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Honey (2003)
Insomnia (2002)
The Italian Job (2003)
Jackass: Number Two (2006)
Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016)
Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show (2014)
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
The Longest Yard (2005)
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Making the American Man (2016)
Marcella (Season 1)
Marco Polo (Season 2)
Mean Girls (2004)
Nevada Smith (1966)
Nick of Time (1995)
The Painted Veil (2006)
Pandemic (2015)
Phenomenon (1996)
Raiders Of The Lost Art (Season 2)
Rumor Has It (2005)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
The Shannara Chronicles (Season 1)
The Sting (1973)
Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (2010)
Talhotblond (2009)
Terminus (2016)
Turner and Hooch (1989)
Twisted (2004)
Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For The New West (2012)
Well Wishes (2015)
Working Girl (1988)
Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)

Thanks Whats-on-Netflix

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.
link
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

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