I’m using Netflix at home and use my Playstation 3 for the playback of the content. A few days ago I was looking for a movie to watch. Since the PS3 interface is not the most user-friendly, I used my laptop which is running Windows 8.1 to search for some movies. I found the movie and wanted to start it on my PS3, but I couldn’t find it!!
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So, why couldn’t I watch this movie on my PS3, but was I able to watch is without any problems on my Windows 8 laptop. The answer is very simple;
I configured my home router with an HE.net IPv6 tunnel, since my provider Ziggo, doesn’t provide IPv6 connectivity. My Windows is using IPv6 (as it should be) and the PS3 unfortunately does not support IPv6 and therefor uses the IPv4 DNS address from my Dutch provider. I also use the IPv6 DNS addresses from Hurricane Electric and therefor Netflix probably thinks my laptop is located in the USA instead of the Netherlands.