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Old 11-01-2019, 07:23 AM   #2536
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I got vpn for my pc and laptop but I’m wondering if it can be installed on lg smart tv so I can access USA Netflix on my tv?

Also, is there unblock Youku on tv?
LG Web OS is not as smart as Android in this aspect.
https://thevpn.guru/best-lg-smart-tv...-webos-region/

So you have a few choices.
1) Use the VPN which provide smart dns
2) Install the VPN on your router
3) Cast from your mobile phone
4) Buy a Mi Box S

As for Youku, I find the easy way out is to pay for VIP which roughly cost S$40 a year. No need VPN. I paid through Taobao 88VIP which is even cheaper at RMB 88 per year which also gives you Xiami Music VIP.

You can also cast from your PC to the TV. Not so sure about LG Web OS though. If it does not work out then buy the Mi Box S for all the apps on Android TV and the built-in ChromeCast 4k capability.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:28 AM   #2537
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netflix has got their own speed test at fast.com … could u try? thanks!
When i tried fast.com it says can't connect to server but I can sign up to netflix US and play hd video smoothly
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:49 AM   #2538
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When i tried fast.com it says can't connect to server but I can sign up to netflix US and play hd video smoothly
Yes this seems to be the case with some Windscribe US servers. I only have the free account and I found that the New York Empire server is like that. Netflix Fast app says the speed is 0 with a red error message.
* Could not reach our servers to perform the test. You may not be connected to the internet

SpeedTest is fine, but of course I got lower speed for the free account which is still one of the best free VPN and 10GB per month is pretty good for web browsing.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:00 AM   #2539
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Yes this seems to be the case with some Windscribe US servers. I only have the free account and I found that the New York Empire server is like that. Netflix Fast app says the speed is 0 with a red error message.
* Could not reach our servers to perform the test. You may not be connected to the internet

SpeedTest is fine, but of course I got lower speed for the free account which is still one of the best free VPN and 10GB per month is pretty good for web browsing.
Yeah.. i subscribed to free premium trial and test... streaming is smooth for windscribe with no buffering... nord vpn buffer a while to load the video... will try 4k streaming later..

Update: Used Windscribe on Nvidia Shield. 4K UHD content available for streaming. Played a few videos with no issue or buffering.

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Old 11-01-2019, 04:05 PM   #2540
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Hi.
I got vpn for my pc and laptop but I’m wondering if it can be installed on lg smart tv so I can access USA Netflix on my tv?

Also, is there unblock Youku on tv?
The best solution should be to set up your VPN on the router. What's your provider? Ask their customer support (if they have one) to help you.
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:23 AM   #2541
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Just to add, I think it is worth to pay for Shadowrocket under iOS. I myself paid for it before my trip to China last month.

There is also official shadowsock client for Android. I like Shadowrocket more.

Telegram group is popular place to get feed on the free SS server.

For my short trip to China last month, I use free VPN like Turbo VPN and Seed4Me to have access to the following site and then use the free SSR URL from the site.
https://free-ss.site/

The URL usually works, I mainly used US and SG servers. They are short lived so you will have to change every day.

For long term stay in China, it may be worth paying for both a traditional VPN like VPN.ac and an SSR server provider.
Whats the thing that makes shadow rocket worth to pay?

SSR server quite easy to set up actually. I tried Vultr, Alibaba HK,host.us (HK location) and google platform(Taiwan location).

Among them i find it Alibaba HK super soild. Lowest ping to Guangdong and losses.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:42 AM   #2542
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Whats the thing that makes shadow rocket worth to pay?

SSR server quite easy to set up actually. I tried Vultr, Alibaba HK,host.us (HK location) and google platform(Taiwan location).

Among them i find it Alibaba HK super soild. Lowest ping to Guangdong and losses.
Good to know it is not difficult to set up the SSR server. From what I read it is indeed pretty easy. It is just I do not have the strong need now.

On the iOS client side, I read some review and chose to buy Shadowrocket because it is one of the most popular among those iOS users in China. It is said to be comparable to Potaso 2 which cost similar price.

Potaso Lite and Outline are two good free alternative clients which should be good enough as well. I did try Potaso Lite a bit but it lacks a simple function of QR code importing from saved image (not using camera). It is also ads supported. Shadowrocket and Potaso 2 are not expensive and they seem to have more features than the free Potaso Lite and Outline. I tend to pay for apps under iOS if I find them useful — mainly paying for iPad kids education programs to unlock features or avoid ads for the kids.

On Android I use both the official Shadowsocks client and Outline. I also find the ChinaTunnellVPN client is also an SS client, probably just a clone of the official client. I am not using it but just an interesting finding. When I click the URI link and all three apps pop up.

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Old 12-01-2019, 10:39 AM   #2543
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Good to know it is not difficult to set up the SSR server. From what I read it is indeed pretty easy. It is just I do not have the strong need now.

On the iOS client side, I read some review and chose to buy Shadowrocket because it is one of the most popular among those iOS users in China. It is said to be comparable to Potaso 2 which cost similar price.

Potaso Lite and Outline are two good free alternative clients which should be good enough as well. I did try Potaso Lite a bit but it lacks a simple function of QR code importing from saved image (not using camera). It is also ads supported. Shadowrocket and Potaso 2 are not expensive and they seem to have more features than the free Potaso Lite and Outline. I tend to pay for apps under iOS if I find them useful — mainly paying for iPad kids education programs to unlock features or avoid ads for the kids.

On Android I use both the official Shadowsocks client and Outline. I also find the ChinaTunnellVPN client is also an SS client, probably just a clone of the official client. I am not using it but just an interesting finding. When I click the URI link and all three apps pop up.
Good to know. The latest version of Potatso lite in IOS supports saved image QR code - there is a image icon you can tap which is on the top right corner when you are at the scanning QR code interface.
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:21 PM   #2544
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Anyone experience intermittent disconnection while using Windscribe VPN connecting to US netflix?

Mine started few days ago
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:42 PM   #2545
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Anyone experience intermittent disconnection while using Windscribe VPN connecting to US netflix?

Mine started few days ago
....got a free 50gb windscribe vpn with limited servers...not using for netflix but US servers so far so good.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:28 PM   #2546
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....got a free 50gb windscribe vpn with limited servers...not using for netflix but US servers so far so good.
Unfortunately that Windscribe 50GB offer is gone. Even with 10GB limit it is still the best free VPN from what I read and I am using it myself.

Tom's Guide Editor's choice for free VPN 2019.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-fr...view-5516.html

VPN Gate project is interesting as well but indeed the OpenVPN compatible servers listed are slow. And probably it is difficult to trust free VPN servers listed there just as the free shadowsocks server listed in various sites (some are pretty fast). I admit I used both VPN Gate servers and free SSR servers but only for testing purposes.

VPN gate server software SoftEther and SS/SSR/Wireguard server are all free and open source but the hosting has cost and efforts associated. So there are pros and cons to use traditional VPN vendor (proven) or new paid SSR server provider ( good for China) or roll your own openvpn/SSR/wireguard server (more control and freedom, more maintenance efforts).

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Old 14-01-2019, 07:29 PM   #2547
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Hi guys.
Got a qns to seek yr advise.
Any time tested vpn company u all experienced personally, in which there is no breaches on the credit card info which they keep for auto renew?

Reason i ask is i suspect my credit card info was compromised over at the vpn company's server. After they auto renewed my subscription, a few days later there was an unauthorised transaction in the states. Prior to this, i did not use my card for about a month. Sometimes it is not the management's fault but their employees are dishonest.

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Old 14-01-2019, 08:34 PM   #2548
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Hi guys.
Got a qns to seek yr advise.
Any time tested vpn company u all experienced personally, in which there is no breaches on the credit card info which they keep for auto renew?

Reason i ask is i suspect my credit card info was compromised over at the vpn company's server. After they auto renewed my subscription, a few days later there was an unauthorised transaction in the states. Prior to this, i did not use my card for about a month. Sometimes it is not the management's fault but their employees are dishonest.
I have used a few VPN providers over the years, never experienced such an issue. I hardly doubt that it's the provider's fault.

What is your VPN provider? Did you try talking about this with them?
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Old 14-01-2019, 08:47 PM   #2549
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I have used a few VPN providers over the years, never experienced such an issue. I hardly doubt that it's the provider's fault.

What is your VPN provider? Did you try talking about this with them?
No, I did not inform them. Harm done anyway and bank cancelled my card. I don't want to get into any legal issue by saying the vpn company as this vpn is quite popular, i read it in pc magazine and that was why i subscribed to it. May not be management, but employees holding access to data may have done it. I just want to avoid another incident and bank may think i am being careless with my card.

So, i am now hoping to get 1st hand experience from u guys with long years with any reliable vpn.

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Old 14-01-2019, 10:09 PM   #2550
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No, I did not inform them. Harm done anyway and bank cancelled my card. I don't want to get into any legal issue by saying the vpn company as this vpn is quite popular, i read it in pc magazine and that was why i subscribed to it. May not be management, but employees holding access to data may have done it. I just want to avoid another incident and bank may think i am being careless with my card.

So, i am now hoping to get 1st hand experience from u guys with long years with any reliable vpn.
I've been with Astrill for 7 years and they don't auto renew my subscription. I will need to renew manually.
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