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Old 06-12-2015, 03:22 PM   #376
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Thanks I will give it a try later
Updates: Pain in the ass to get PIA vpn running on SATV, using (sideloaded) open vpn works though. Unable to run netflix, Nvidia Gamstreaming works(seriously looks good) but there is input lag and some drop frames probably due to high ping due to VPN.

Anyone know how to pin installed apps to the homescreen? Currently have to launch sideloaded apps from settings>app
Using DNS is better for devices like Android TV. Dun use VPN when playing GeForce Now games, as it will use Japan Servers which has very good connections for Singapore.

And as for sideloaded apps, you can use this, https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...deloadlauncher

But I stopped using it as most apps I use already is supported for Android TV.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:44 PM   #377
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Using DNS is better for devices like Android TV. Dun use VPN when playing GeForce Now games, as it will use Japan Servers which has very good connections for Singapore.

And as for sideloaded apps, you can use this, https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...deloadlauncher

But I stopped using it as most apps I use already is supported for Android TV.
I recommend HAL as sideloader cos you can customise
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:52 AM   #378
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Anyone who bought the Shield TV during the cyber monday deal with free remote, who plans to only use it as a video streaming device, please PM me if you want to sell the Game Controller. If your device is still not here I don't mind waiting as well.

Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:18 PM   #379
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https://deals.androidauthority.com/s...me?rid=2325549

I use this, it has lifetime subscription and works great with Android TV (Both my nexus player and Shield TV).

Disclaimer: The link is a referral link not sure if that is allowed here.
Switched to getflix DNS currently still laggy using USA East Servers(DNS). Netflix still geoblocked any solutions? Im on Starhub's 100mbps plan, did a speedtest w the washington node and scoring a measly 3mbps....

Will update on japan's server later, upgrading to m1's 200mbps this week

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Old 07-12-2015, 07:47 PM   #380
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Switched to getflix DNS currently still laggy using USA East Servers(DNS). Netflix still geoblocked any solutions? Im on Starhub's 100mbps plan, did a speedtest w the washington node and scoring a measly 3mbps....

Will update on japan's server later, upgrading to m1's 200mbps this week
Bro, you need to choose the server closest to you. I use the below as primary and secondary.

Singapore 54.251.190.247
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 103.241.150.100

Just set them in your router and dun need to set up anything.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:38 PM   #381
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thanks for the tips!

just signed up for getflix lifetime membership. have set up my PS4 and now waiting for SATV to set up Netflix 4k.

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Old 08-12-2015, 02:29 AM   #382
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Got Netflix trial working. Does anyone know how to check what resolution is Netflix using in the app? Would really like to know if they are streaming 4k (although I don't have 4k tv yet)

I can't find this program on Netflix search which says it can show your resolution. It's on the browser version though.

http://www.netflix.com/watch/7029746...ff93-130945857
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:41 AM   #383
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Got Netflix trial working. Does anyone know how to check what resolution is Netflix using in the app? Would really like to know if they are streaming 4k (although I don't have 4k tv yet)

I can't find this program on Netflix search which says it can show your resolution. It's on the browser version though.

http://www.netflix.com/watch/7029746...ff93-130945857
Netflix doesn't stream in 4K if your TV isn't 4K. There's hardware requirements that the app will check before allow 4k streaming. If it is streaming 4K, you will see an icon such as this :

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Old 08-12-2015, 10:53 AM   #384
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Got Netflix trial working. Does anyone know how to check what resolution is Netflix using in the app? Would really like to know if they are streaming 4k (although I don't have 4k tv yet)

I can't find this program on Netflix search which says it can show your resolution. It's on the browser version though.

http://www.netflix.com/watch/7029746...ff93-130945857
In your Android TV open Netflix and search for Test Patterns. Open the video and you can see the resolution and bitrate etc. Give it a while to get the maximum resolution. However you need a premium plan to view in 1080p and above. Also If I am not wrong you need a 4K TV to stream in 4K, but like I said even your TV is 4K, your plan is not the premium one you still cannot stream in 4K.
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Netflix doesn't stream in 4K if your TV isn't 4K. There's hardware requirements that the app will check before allow 4k streaming. If it is streaming 4K, you will see an icon such as this :

In your Android TV open Netflix and search for Test Patterns. Open the video and you can see the resolution and bitrate etc. Give it a while to get the maximum resolution. However you need a premium plan to view in 1080p and above. Also If I am not wrong you need a 4K TV to stream in 4K, but like I said even your TV is 4K, your plan is not the premium one you still cannot stream in 4K.
Ah thanks...will try it out. I'm still on trial, but I selected the 4k plan just to test if it can indeed stream 4k on a non 4k tv. On youtube on a pc, if you select 4k, the images appear sharper than 1080p even though i'm viewing on a 1080p screen. Would like to see if it's the case on Netflix.
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Old 08-12-2015, 11:43 PM   #386
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Woohoo after reconfiguring getflix dns to the nearest server Netflix(4k too) and Geforce now is working perfect!
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:43 AM   #387
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I just read somewhere, if you are using the browser to stream Netflix, then it doesnt matter what plan or internet speed you have, it will be capped at 720p. If you are using a device with a netflix app, eg SmartTV or Shield then you can get 1080p or 4K.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:07 PM   #388
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sharing my experience.

I'm subscribed to getflix and netflix 4k service. And i also have a 4k TV but somehow couldnt get 4k content to stream.

After some research, i found out Netflix 4k is pretty picky with hardware. Your TV needs to also support HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0. Turns out my 1st generation 4k TV from LG doesnt have either one of these.

I may need to contact LG to upgrade my TV's PCB to support HDCP 2.2.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:16 PM   #389
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I just read somewhere, if you are using the browser to stream Netflix, then it doesnt matter what plan or internet speed you have, it will be capped at 720p. If you are using a device with a netflix app, eg SmartTV or Shield then you can get 1080p or 4K.
Not true I'm streaming 1080p on my PC/Phone/4K TV. Streaming 4K fine on my LG43UF690T UHDTV. Geforce Now works fine too, using starhub 100mbps fibre
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:20 AM   #390
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sharing my experience.

I'm subscribed to getflix and netflix 4k service. And i also have a 4k TV but somehow couldnt get 4k content to stream.

After some research, i found out Netflix 4k is pretty picky with hardware. Your TV needs to also support HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0. Turns out my 1st generation 4k TV from LG doesnt have either one of these.

I may need to contact LG to upgrade my TV's PCB to support HDCP 2.2.
Like you, I have a 4k monitor and 1st gen 4k Samsung TV, which both do not support HDCP. No 4k for me either

Not true I'm streaming 1080p on my PC/Phone/4K TV. Streaming 4K fine on my LG43UF690T UHDTV. Geforce Now works fine too, using starhub 100mbps fibre
Hmm it seems the issue is with Chrome and Firefox. IE 11 and above can get you 1080p.
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