Frequently Asked Questions
So I’ve noticed a few of the same questions popping up in the comments here a lot. I figured I’d chuck a bunch of frequently asked questions up to try and help speed things up for people as I am not always as quick with the responses as you’d probably like. I’ll add questions and answers here as common questions arise.
1. Will this affect my multiplayer gaming?
No it won’t. The system is designed to only look like it’s in America when talking to the Netflix servers. The rest of the time you use your normal connection so multiplayer gaming works fine.
2. My credit card isn’t working?
This is an interesting one. It seems to reject some people’s credit cards for some reason. In particular it’s been noticed with Commonwealth Bank debit master card type set-ups. The first answer is to keep trying the card over and over and over. I know with my card it took four or five attempts then it suddenly went through. The second option is to try another credit card obviously. The third option is to use the gift card work around to get access.
3. When is Netflix coming to Australia?
Not for ages. We’ve been holding our breathes thinking Netflix was coming to Australia for years now. They seem pretty focused on expanding to the European markets at the moment.
4. How much data does Netflix use?
Netflix Movies (HD): These guys are around 3.8Mbit, which means it’s about 3600MB for a 2 hour HD movie.
Netflix Movies (SD): Each of these movies are around 500-700MB each, depending on the length of the movie.
Netflix TV Shows (HD): A 30-minute TV show will be about 1500MB.
Netflix TV Shows (SD): A 30-minute TV show will be about 400MB.