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Postby nocera » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:27 am

National games are blacked out. You can use a cheap VPN to get around all of this, however.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:18 pm

Yeah, the VPN route worked well for my desktop PC, not so much for my smart TV/PS3/Chromecast setup.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:05 pm

Yeah, the VPN route worked well for my desktop PC, not so much for my smart TV/PS3/Chromecast setup.
Get a better router which can act as a VPN client for your entire home network and you solve that problem.

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Postby NAN » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:15 pm

So you techs out there.

I have yondertv and updated my DNS on my router to get around the blackouts for NHL.tv. Then about 2 months ago, noticed that Disney plus didn't work when I had that DNS code for yonder tv on (I have to do it on my router because I have roku, and they do not allow custom DNS).

But due to COVID and the pause in NHL, I just put it back to the default. But then I got MLB.tv and it wasn't working. Contacted yonder and they said that they have engineers working on it because MLB.tv switched backchannel something? And their DNS doesn't work anymore. And Disney plus uses the same things as MLB.tv.

Anyway, at the end of the day, I can't watch the buccos (which is fine), but I have to change my DNS everytime going forward I want to watch the Pens on NHL.tv.

What drives this? Is Yonder TV going to be able to find a fix? Or are the streaming apps getting smarter and services like yonder will be obsolete going forward.

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:18 pm

So you techs out there.

I have yondertv and updated my DNS on my router to get around the blackouts for NHL.tv. Then about 2 months ago, noticed that Disney plus didn't work when I had that DNS code for yonder tv on (I have to do it on my router because I have roku, and they do not allow custom DNS).

But due to COVID and the pause in NHL, I just put it back to the default. But then I got MLB.tv and it wasn't working. Contacted yonder and they said that they have engineers working on it because MLB.tv switched backchannel something? And their DNS doesn't work anymore. And Disney plus uses the same things as MLB.tv.

Anyway, at the end of the day, I can't watch the buccos (which is fine), but I have to change my DNS everytime going forward I want to watch the Pens on NHL.tv.

What drives this? Is Yonder TV going to be able to find a fix? Or are the streaming apps getting smarter and services like yonder will be obsolete going forward.
So I had the same issue. Yonder prevented me from watching ESPN+ so I had to change to DNS to retrieve automatically when I used that and switched to the manual address when I watched hockey. I just switched from yonder to SurfShark and it is much better. You can download it as an app (hoping you have a FireStick and not Roku) and just toggle it on and off from there. Very simple

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Postby NAN » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:48 pm

So I had the same issue. Yonder prevented me from watching ESPN+ so I had to change to DNS to retrieve automatically when I used that and switched to the manual address when I watched hockey. I just switched from yonder to SurfShark and it is much better. You can download it as an app (hoping you have a FireStick and not Roku) and just toggle it on and off from there. Very simple
No, I have like 4 rokus for my TVs. I might just by a firestick and move it from TV to TV when I want to watch NHL.tv and download that SurfShark and get rid of Yondertv when my sub expires in October.

Would that be doable? Or can't I have the NHL.tv app on both my rokus and firestick?

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:53 pm

surfshark just doesn't have an app on roku is why i said that

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:53 pm

but yea that would seem to be a good solution

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Postby NAN » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:57 pm

but yea that would seem to be a good solution
Thanks. I think I'm going to go that route. My understanding too is that Firestick also allows you to change the DNS/VPN directly on the device unlike Roku which makes you change it on the modum.

So if I do end up sticking with Yondertv, I can use their DNS on the Firestick and just plug it into the TV I want to watch hockey on going forward w/o affecting Disney plus, etc on the other TVs. My kids are always on Disney plus if they are watching TV.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:30 pm

Snagged a "One For All" remote from Walmart today. It's pretty amazing, and only $16. Controls my Apple TV, Roku, and TV all in one.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:30 pm

Yeah, the VPN route worked well for my desktop PC, not so much for my smart TV/PS3/Chromecast setup.
Get a better router which can act as a VPN client for your entire home network and you solve that problem.
Yeah, I have two of the ASUS routers you recommended here. I didn't have them when I had NHL.tv though.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:11 pm

I really need to setup some sort of affiliate link to profit off my recommendations.

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