Satellite Saints is South Africa’s FIRST unofficial Netflix installer.
There are plenty of DIY instructions available on the web, but it can be pretty frustrating if you don’t know what to do, so leave it up to us and we will get Netflix up and running for you in a jiffy. If you want to attempt the DIY option, scroll to the bottom of the page, if you get stuck, you are welcome to give us a call.
Here are a few FYI bits that might be helpful in understanding Netflix:
So what is Netflix?
Netflix, Inc. is an American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media available to North and South America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands and through some clever computing it’s also available in South Africa.
What does that mean to you?
Basically, with Netflix you can watch what you want, when you want and as much as you want for a flat rate via your internet line.
How does it work?
Essentially Netflix is an Internet based Streaming TV service provider, imagine YouTube but with full movies and TV series, but you have to pay a monthly fee to get access to it.
What you need?
- The most important this is an internet connection, ADSL is the best option as 3G and iburst are a little unreliable. A 1mb line is the minimum.
- A VPN tunnel, you need to access the Netflix service if you are in South Africa
- A device that is capable of streaming TV, e.g.:
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Streaming Player
- Wii / PS3 / Xbox 360
- A Credit Card to pay for the service
So what do you get for my $7.99?
Once you have everything up and running, you have unlimited access thousands of movies, anime, documentaries, kids programs & TV Series. Have a look at this website to see what is available on Netflix: www.whats-on-netflix.com
Netflix “DIY” set up for South Africa
There are literally thousands of options for the DIY Side, I prefer to use Unblock US to get around the location restrictions, so I’ll show you how I set up mine at my house.
Step 1) Go to www.unblock-us.com and sign up for their 7 day free trial
Step 2) once you have signed up with them will give you 2 DNS address that need to be entered into either the router or the devices network options. If you don’t know how to do this, then stop and give me a call to do it for you, if you do something wrong here you could kill your internet connection
Step 3) once you have the DNS programmed into the router or device that will be accessing Netflix, restart it
Step 4) go to www.netflix.com and sign up for their services, they have a free 1 Month Trial,
Step 5) Download the app (If Applicable) and then log in
Step 6) Make popcorn & Enjoy a Movie