I live in the US but have family members in Ecuador that are looking for a streaming device to use their Netflix account.
Their TV is older and only has the A/V plugs so I was hoping to get them the Roku Express+ but Ecuador isn't listed as a supported country/region on the Roku site. Neighboring countries like Colombia and Peru are listed, so I'm concerned that if I buy the Roku Express+, they won't be able to register it and use it in Ecuador.
The only forum thread I found here was back from 2013 so I don't know how much has changed since then and I read other threads/forums that mentioned issues with activating Roku players in the UK and displaying US channels/regions. My understanding is that the IP address where the Roku account is registered locks in the region, but the device also has a region set from the factory. They would be setting it up in Ecuador, so I think that solves the first part, but the second part is more concerning.
While I have cousins who could set up a VPN, this is mainly for my Grandma and Aunt to watch Netflix (available in Ecuador) so I am looking for as much plug and play confirmation as possible.
Thank you in advance for your help!