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#199878 - 25 July 11 2:28 pm - America/Chicago Roku
spiceman Offline
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Registered: 13 September 06
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Loc: USA
Hi Wonder if anybody has any experience using Roku in Belize.
The company technician say Roku wont work outside USA,but he is not sure.
Spiceman

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#199882 - 25 July 11 3:03 pm - America/Chicago Re: Roku [Re: spiceman]
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For one thing, with Roku you need a speedy internet connection, minimum 2 Mbps down and ideally 3 or higher. I find 5 or 6 Mbps down is better. Those speeds are rare and very expensive in Belize.

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#200099 - 02 August 11 11:35 am - America/Chicago Re: Roku [Re: spiceman]
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Registered: 13 September 06
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I am getting 3Meg Down load in G.Stream in the morning. I just wonder if the site is blocked or if Roku make is made unavailable outside US.

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#200100 - 02 August 11 12:12 pm - America/Chicago Re: Roku [Re: spiceman]
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I'm no expert, but it's my understanding that Roku isn't normally available outside the U.S. But that by using a VPN you can get around this. See http://vpnfreedom.com/roku/how-to-use-the-roku-box-outside-the-us/

--Lan Sluder

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#200103 - 02 August 11 5:19 pm - America/Chicago Re: Roku [Re: spiceman]
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Registered: 04 December 10
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Loc: Belize
You will certainly need a speedy connection for streaming and because the Roku doesn't connect via a computer but to the WIFI router itself, you need a router that will allow you to connect to a VPN directly so it looks like you are connecting from the US.

There are a few on the market that do this and HMA, which is my VPN provider of choice for many years (the link is below) have a couple they particularly recommend with full setup instructions on their site.

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#253819 - 09 November 18 10:47 am - America/Chicago Re: Roku [Re: spiceman]
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Registered: 08 November 18
Posts: 3
Loc: Sarteneja, Belize
I am using my Roku in Sarteneja, Corozal, Belize. I get Netflix, YouTube TV and Amazon Prime Video with no problem. I did activate and use it in the US first, but my Belizean neighbors have 2 Amazon Fire Sticks they sent for and they also work. We run at 7-8mb bandwidth unlimited for just under $100 BZ with taxes and 2 of us stream TV at the same time. Cable Internet and Cell Radio Antenna are available. I understand there are also mobile router internet providers (4G) now too. I have a friend in Corozal that said her Hulu would not stream here without a VPN which will work on tablets, cell phones and some modem-routers. I believe I might have problem with CBS live tv streaming, but I think I could watch non-live shows. I will find out for sure in Jan 2019 when 2nd season of Star Trek come out. Here are VPN links: https://www.expressvpn.com/techradar
https://www.ipvanish.com/securitygladiat...&data2=hulu

PS for those who haven't been in the US for a while: I was paying almost $100US per month for unlimited Hughesnet in West Texas till Aug. 2018. So BZ prices are very reasonable!


Edited by BJinBelize (09 November 18 10:51 am - America/Chicago)
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