- Aug 6, 2005
Helped an older lady in the complex set one of these Kwese things up. To be honest I am not surprised they went under. Absolute worst after sales service I have ever encountered.
When you change the Roku from US to UK is does a full clear and reload of the device , OS , APPS , Settings.The firmware is already on the device, the DNS change gives you access to a different set of apps.
It doesn't work like that. Roku has been selling rebranded rokus for years - NowTV in the UK uses them. They've got custom firmware.so how Roku registers the device is based on the region it sees you accessing the page from , so most DNS region bypass have a option to make the Roku service show as either UK or US and based on that the device will register for that region .
So Kwese device being SA probably have the same logic and when you start the device based on the region in this case SA , it will provide the Kwese play firmware and not the UK or US based firmware like on a Standard Roku device.
Um - the article says :There's no suggestion in the article that that is the reason. The liquidation seems to be as a result of Roku pulling their support, not the other way around. But there is no mention of exactly why they pulled their support in the first place.
Ummm no. Kwese is a custom firmware. You can't even install channels on it Kwese didn't approve.When you change the Roku from US to UK is does a full clear and reload of the device , OS , APPS , Settings.
I have done this with my Roku a few times. jumping regions based on live events i would like to watch.
DNS has nothing to do with it. The firmware needs to be replaced with same firmware that runs on standard Roku devices.Ive got 2 Kwecked Roku's. Im scouring the net to try and hack them.
You scheming with the router we block 220.127.116.11 to the roku and deep-throat a US DNS server for example?
My LG TV I'm able to change the region just had to download a remote app on my phone to be able to do it.FUBAR me thinks. I've seen how some companies like LG also lock down their TVs at the firmware level, there is no way around it you are stuck with the region you bought it from. Might be the same case here