Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Roku 3 US Netflix Issues: Region Switching Error

The latest Netflix update on Rokus ( 5.4 Firmware Build 3358 ) has hindered the use of region switching and smart dns services. What this means is current Roku users cannot utilize US and region free Netflix since the update. The issue seems to be with dns routing that Netflix is using since the update and no fix has been reported as of yet. If you wish to watch US Netflix or other regions of Netflix using a service such as Blockless please do so utilizing a computer, tablet or gaming system. 

The only fixes known at the moment is advanced router configuration which may not be user friendly or enabled with certain ISP's. 

The following routers will not work with region switching Netflix 

Sky Router SR101
Sagemcom F@AST 2304N
Telstra Bell 2wire 2701HG
VirginMedia SuperHub
DLink Dir–655 A3 Firmware 1.21
Actiontec V2000H
Any router provided by Telus

If you are not using these routers you can also look up ways to block public DNS for netflix or utilize static routing. If you are familiar with these procedures I suggest moving forward, if you are not I suggest waiting for a possible fix. We will keep you updated.


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