Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brief Netflix Outage - Oct 28, 2014

Netflix went down today from about 5:45 to 6:00 PM PST today. Everything seems to be working fine now, though often streaming devices (Roku, FireTV, Chromecast) go down at different times around an outage. You can always check the "Is Netflix Down?" button to the right to see if it's down for everyone or just you: http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/netflix.com.html



You can also check http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ for a second opinion.

Interestingly, Facebook went down today at about 4:45 PM PST, about an hour before Netflix. We caught a picture of it:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

American Netflix DNS Codes Roundup Pt.2

Our other thread was pretty hard to read through the hundreds of comments to find the latest working DNS codes. Here's a new roundup of what's working. You can comment anonymously, so let everyone know what's working and not working for you.

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Latest reported working [last updated Oct 14]:
Primary: 180.174.147.177 Secondary: 88.80.186.67 - 10/7
Primary: 185.51.194.194 Secondary: 185.51.195.195 - Europe, Canada - 10/13
Primary: 146.185.187.189 Secondary: 000.000.000.000- Europe - 10/14
Primary: 023.021.043.050 Secondary: 054.229.171.243 - Europe - 9/27
Primary: 88.80.186.67 Secondary: 162.243.65.31 - Mexico, UK, Canada - 8/20 (sometimes unreliable connection)
Primary: 108.174.147.177 Secondary: 088.080.186.067- 8/16
Primary: 109.74.12.20 Secondary: 213.005.182.117 - 8/13
Primary: 192.096.016.109 Secondary: 109.123.111.024- UK, South America - 7/25
Primary: 109.123.111.24 Secondary: 88.80.186.67- UK, Canada - 7/17
Primary: 88.89.186.67 Secondary: 88.80.186.66 - Canada, UK - 7/4
Full list:
Primary: 109.74.12.20 Secondary 213.5.182.117- Canada, Europe - 6/29
Primary: 109.123.111.24 Secondary: 192.95.16.109 - UK - 5/21
Primary 214.5.182.127 Secondary: 213.5.182.117 - Canada, UK - 4/15
Primary: 88.80.186.67 Secondary: 88.80.186.66 - UK, Canada - 3/5
Primary: 190.14.36.90 Secondary: 67.23.7.56 - Norway, UK, Sweden - 2/19
Primary: 192.95.16.36 Secondary: 109.123.111.24 - Canada, UK (non-peak hours) - 2/19
Primary: 149.154.158.186 Secondary: 199.167.30.144
Primary: 184.106.242.193 Secondary: 67.23.7.56
Primary: 176.58.107.53 Secondary: 54.247.108.9
Primary: 192.95.16.109 Secondary: 67.23.7.56
Primary: 69.197.169.9 Secondary: 192.95.16.109
Older numbers:
{"dns1":"109.123.111.24","dns2":"192.95.16.109"}
{"dns1":"109.123.111.24","dns2":"190.14.36.90"}
{"dns1":"69.197.169.9","dns2":"192.95.16.109"}
If you want to search around some more, check the other thread here, or comments below (click "newest"). Lots of people are updating the comments, which allow you to post anonymously; so if there are any working DNS addresses, they're probably in there. We also just started a newsletter for important updates, sign up below:


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Sunday, October 5, 2014

All Discovery Shows Removed from Netflix October 5th

Originally scheduled for September 26th, Netflix has removed all Discovery content from their streaming queue today, October 5th. This includes many shows that we've repeatedly posted about being badly out of order like Mythbusters, Whale Wars, and Dirty Jobs. They're losing TLC’s "Say Yes to the Dress" today as well.

While it is part of a business deal with  Discovery moving over to Amazon, we wonder if Netflix' consistently bad uploads of Discovery's shows had anything to do with their decision. We often linked to Amazon's versions of these shows because episodes were missing from Netflix completely, so that was the only place to find them. While we aren't happy to see Netflix lose the shows, we hope they will get their uploading methods in better order.


As a last hurrah, here are the stats for all 3 shows from when they were on Netflix:

Mythbusters:
77 Episodes out of order
85 Episodes missing (plus 3 pilot episodes)
17 Episodes in order (12 of which are the in-order Season 9)

Dirty jobs:
88 episodes out of order
79 episodes missing (plus 3 pilot episodes)
0 episodes in order

Whale Wars:
Season 3: No episodes in order
Seasons 1-2: In order

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Black Butler - Season 1

Update 10/4/2014: Season 1 has been removed from Netflix. No justification has been given.
LissBirds in the comments said, "I contacted Netflix about this. They said the license had expired, but that they had received input from fans and are trying to bring it back. I told them to add my vote, too."

Update 9/19/2014: Relisting the episode order here, as they are still messed up, they just got rid of the confusing numbers on Netflix.

The original messed up numbers on Netflix
Season 1: In Order MISSING
Episode 1, "His Butler, Able" is listed elsewhere as "His Butler, Talented"
Episode 21, "His Butler, Engaging Servants" is listed elsewhere as "His Butler, Recruiting"

Season 2: In Order
Episode 15, "The Making of Black Butler II" is listed elsewhere as "The Making of Kuroshitsuji II"
Episode 17, "The Threads of the Spider¿s Story"[SIC] is listed elsewhere as "Spiders Intention"
Episode 18, "The Story of Will the Reaper" is listed elsewhere as "The Tale of Will the Shinigami"


Old Order: 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19,21,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26.

Food Network and Travel Channel Shows Added to Netflix

In addition to the recent addition of HGTV's lineup on October 1st, Netflix has added a sizable portion (get it?) of Food Network and Travel Channel's lineups on October 3rd. Like HGTV, many of them are listed as "Collections" - which simply have a collection of top episodes, not all of the episodes ever aired. I'm personally excited about Chopped finally being added, because as a Hulu Plus subscriber, the show is set to "online only" - so we couldn't watch it on our TV via Amazon Fire TV; now we can via Netflix. Also a quick mention to The Boxcar Children, a personal childhood favorite in book form added today, October 4th, 2014.


Food Network


Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection | 2006 | 25 Episodes
Grumpy, sharp-tongued host Anthony Bourdain uncovers the best -- and strangest -- in culinary cuisine around the world.

Cutthroat Kitchen | 2013 | 1 Season, 13 Episodes
Four competing chefs are handed $25,000 and can use the money to either help themselves or sabotage their rivals. Just how far will they go to win?

Chopped Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
It's all about skill, speed, and ingenuity in this cooking-competition show where up-and-coming chefs turn everyday items into an extraordinary meal.

Cupcake Wars Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
The best cupcake bakers in the country battle to see who makes the best cupcakes. In this war of frosting and sugar, there is only one winner.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Collection | 2011 | 25 Episodes
Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America's classic "greasy spoon" restaurants that have been doing it right for decades.

Good Eats Collection | 2008 | 25 Episodes
Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients and presents food in fine and funny ways.

The Pioneer Woman Collection | 2012 | 20 Episodes
Best-selling cookbook author Ree Drummond shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations.

Restaurant: Impossible Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
Armed with $10,000 and lots of tough love, chef Robert Irvine gives down-and-out restaurants drastic makeovers, fixing everything from food to decor.

Cooking Channel


Rachael Ray's Week in a Day Collection | 2010 | 20 Episodes
Rachael Ray applies her trademark efficiency to weekly meal planning with single-day cooking sessions that yield five days' worth of dinners.

Travel Channel


Andrew Zimmern steps out of his own comfort zone by giving us a taste of the world's different cultures as well as exotic foods in his own backyard.

Man v. Food Collection | 2009 | 25 Episodes
Host Adam Richman goes on a mouthwatering journey to find America's greatest pig-out spots and take on the country's most legendary eating challenges.

The Dead Files | 2011-2012 | 2 Seasons, 44 Episodes
A psychic communicator teams with a retired homicide detective to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.

Special Mention


The Boxcar Children | 2014 | 1hr 21m
Fearful of being sent to live with relatives they've never met, four homeless, orphaned siblings turn an abandoned boxcar into their new secret home.

Thanks to Decider for the full October list.
Updated with Dead Files, which we originally missed. Thanks pacdude.

Friday, October 3, 2014

HGTV Now Streaming on Netflix

UPDATE 10/3: Now with links and descriptions.
Thanks to Apartment Therapy for bringing us the news. Netflix has added the following Home & Garden Television shows as of today. We checked them out and most of the seasons seem to be there. Enjoy some house binge watching!


Buying & Selling with The Property Brothers | 2012 | 1 Season, 13 Episodes
The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, team up to help homeowners get ready to sell their homes and purchase new ones.

Cousins on Call | 2013 | 1 Season, 12 Episodes
Real-life cousins and best friends Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri surprise homeowners with huge renovations that will make their dreams come true.

Flea Market Flip | 2012-2013 | 2 Seasons, 22 Episodes
Two teams go head to head to see who can make the most money transforming unexpected diamonds in the rough into valuable gems.

House Hunters Collection | 2008 | 25 Episodes
Prospective buyers and their realtors deal with both the practical and the emotional repercussions of finding and purchasing their dream home.

House Hunters International Collection | 2008 | 25 Episodes
House hunters and their realtors check out a range of architectural styles and work through the quirks of buying real estate in various countries.

Income Property Collection | 2011 | 25 Episodes
Real estate investor and contractor Scott McGillivray leads buyers through the house hunt and renovation of their first income property.

Love It or List It Collection | 2012 | 25 Episodes
When their houses no longer fit their lifestyles, homeowners look to a realtor and a designer to help them decide whether to sell or stay put.

Property Brothers | 2011-2013 | 3 Seasons, 39 Episodes
Contractor Jonathan Scott and real estate expert Drew Scott are identical twins who combine their skills to help families get their dream home.

Rehab Addict Collection | 2010 | 25 Episodes
Pushing her crew and taking on the usual litany of old-house headaches, Nicole Curtis brings historic homes in Detroit and Minneapolis back to life.

Selling New York Collection | 2010 | 25 Episodes
In a city where the average home costs more than $2 million, competition to seal the deal is stiff -- and these top realtors love the fight.

The Brian Boitano Project | 2014 | 1 Season, 4 Episodes
Olympic figure skating champ Brian Boitano inherits a century-old villa in northern Italy and renovates it while learning about his Italian ancestry.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Eureka Seasons 1-3 Removed from Netflix and Hulu, are Free with Prime

We previously posted that Seasons 1-4 were in order on Netflix, and that Season 5 had arrived. Well now Netflix has removed seasons 1-3 as of this morning, October 1st. Strangely, when you search for "Eureka" on Hulu, they've removed all traces of the show, even with Hulu Plus:


It's very odd, and we can only assume that either Eureka was only licensed to both companies for a limited time, or they're planning an exclusive somewhere else later. Or maybe someone paid more for the exclusive right to stream the show...

There is good news!


All episodes of Eureka are up for free on Amazon Instant Video if you have Amazon Prime. Simply go to Amazon to watch them free with Prime, $1.99 each without it, or $2.99 for HD.

Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5

We appreciate you taking our links in to show them that we sent you - even though the episodes are free and they won't change the price on anything. Thanks!


Thanks to Anonymous and Anonymous for reporting it in the comments. Keep reporting anything you see missing or out of order in our anonymous-enabled comments, and we'll often either figure out what happened or find somewhere to watch it.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fringe - In Order

Updated 9/22/2014: Seasons 2-5 are In Order.

It's been a while since we had a new out-of-order report from Netflix, but it was only a matter of time before a new report surfaced. When watching Season 1 of Fringe, don't watch the last episode, it contains strange spoilers from Season 2, even though it doesn't fit into Season 2 very well. It is important not to watch it where it is listed though, as there are spoilers.

Season 2-5: In Order
Season 1: 1-20, Don't watch 21

Episode 21: watch it some time when you're bored, it's not very good and doesn't fit anywhere in the continuity. From Wikipedia:
"Unearthed" was the last episode filmed during the first season schedule. Although it was filmed during the first season,[4] "Unearthed" aired during the following season on Monday, January 11, 2010, a departure from its normal timeslot on Thursdays.[5] Actor Joshua Jackson explained the move in April 2009, "[It's] for boring reasons. They only had 22 airdates for our show this year, but they ordered 23 episodes, so we shot one for next year, which is just silly TV network stuff.


As always, check the left column for any shows you're about to watch on Netflix to make sure you don't stumble on spoilers, and report any out of order episodes you find in the comments.

Drake & Josh - Removed from Netflix

We previously listed the corrected orders for Drake & Josh, which was badly out of order and missing episodes from Netflix. Unfortunately Netflix decided that it was too embarrassing to have it so badly out of order, so they simply removed the entire show from Netflix streaming. This has happened a few times in the past, specifically with The Tudors, and quite a few Discovery shows.

Because of this, we suggest that you simply report out of order shows here and elsewhere instead of reporting it to Netflix. At least it we share the right order here you have the chance to watch it, instead of reporting it to them and having them remove the show completely. Of course they have also fixed issues in the past when they were reported, so it's up to you.

Our old posts with the hilariously out of order episodes of Drake & Josh:
Season 1
Season 2

Desperate Housewives - In Order

Update 9/22/2014: All episodes are up and are In Order.

Old Post:
We've gotten some reports of the new season of Desperate Housewives being out of order. It seems to have either been fixed, or only be wrong on certain devices - on streaming from PC the orders look correct. Let us know in the comments if there are any problems with Season 8 for you.

Seasons 1-8: In Order

Season 7 Correct Order: 1-6 , 8, 7, 9-23.

CSI: Miami - Season 1

Update: 9/22/2014: All episodes are In Order now. Netflix fixed them.

Seasons 1-10: In Order.

Old Post:
CSI: Miami Season 1 is slightly out of order. While it's only a few episodes, the order on Netflix currently will spoil the season finale. Instead, watch in the following order:

Season 1: 
1, 2, 23 (Wet Foot, Dry Foot), 3-21, 24 (Freaks and Tweaks), 22 (Body Count).

 Thanks anon for the tip via comments.