Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

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Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby Hybride » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:57 am

Hello fellas!

Ive been thinking of buying Roku 3 from UK (United Kingdom, Amazon.co.uk) to get it since they dont sell them here in Finland but I have a few questions that I cant find proper answers for. So yeah, here they are.

Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS function properly in Finland? If not, then what will I be limited to?

If I was blocked from the channels and all kinds of functionality, would I in some way be able to work myself around those limitations?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby kc8pql » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:11 am

You will be geo blocked from the premium channels, and discussing ways around that fact are not allowed on Roku's forum.
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby Dick Drivel » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:23 am

Netflix does appear to be present in some form in Finland, at least if this link is to be believed:
http://yle.fi/uutiset/netflix_opens_fin ... ng/6340719
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby Hybride » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:58 am

Yes, Netflix is indeed available in Finland but I was wondering if Roku has some specific type of Netflix thats "geo blocked" for everyone else than American people.

And yeah, to get around the geo limitations wouldnt be a problem as I looked into it online and it all seems rather simple.

Are there any other things that I wouldnt be able to enjoy if I used Roku in Finland, what do you guys think?
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby RickRansom » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:09 am

https://support.netflix.com/en/node/510

Only shows US, Canada, UK/Ireland, no Finland. You could give it a try but you probably won't get a lot.
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby mikeyts » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:20 pm

I think that the Netflix player will probably work, to an extent, to play content from the Finland region's Netflix library (every region has a different set of titles, with a large amount of overlap). It might not show your "My List", but maybe it will if you have a Finnish Netflix account.

When I "take my Roku to Finland" (he say, euphemistically :mrgreen:) I can play the titles available in the Finland region but cannot see or change "My List".
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby kc8pql » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:27 pm

^ I wouldn't be at all sure of that. The UK firmware would not include a URL pointing the box to Finnish Netflix.
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby mikeyts » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:34 pm

kc8pql wrote:^ I wouldn't be at all sure of that. The UK firmware would not include a URL pointing the box to Finnish Netflix.

Could be. I don't know how it contacts the Netflix service. I do know that you can take your laptop and portable gadgets to other Netflix regions and use them with your US Netflix account to play content from those regions.
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Re: Will Roku 3 or Roku 2 XS work in Finland (Europe)?

Postby wersus » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:30 pm

I have been using Roku 3 in Finland. My main channels (finnish)netflix, spotify, plex, puke.io, tvkaista and youtube work perfectly here. I sent u some more information privately.
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