It is impossible to continuously test if this guide still works because I can’t possibly afford to buy a new Fire TV or Fire TV Stick every time Amazon updates the software version that their devices leave the factor with.I recently experienced an issue with my Apple TV 2 where I could no longer use the Netflix streaming service even though other video streaming such as You Tube and i Tunes Home Sharing worked flawlessly.
Needless to say, I was not going to disable Open DNS. Summary What we did here (in network admin speak) was to set the Apple TV 2 to use a static IP address.Here’s what I did instead; Network and click on Configure TCP/IP. Instead of using Open DNS or the ISP’s DNS servers, which would be “handed out” by DHCP, we specified that the Apple TV 2 should use Google’s Public DNS server (126.96.36.199) which fixed our Netflix streaming problem on the Apple TV 2.After much troubleshooting and research, I had found some information suggesting that Open DNS, a third party DNS provider, might be the reason that Netflix streaming isn’t working properly on my Apple TV 2.I of course have my router configured to use Open DNS as I like having the extra anti-malware protection that they offer. Click “Done” on the IP Address screen and do the same for both the Subnet Mask and Router Address screens. Configure the DNS Address screen with the following IP address: 008.008.008.008 and click “Done.” You should now be able to stream Netflix on your Apple TV 2.If you need more space for a wireless update, you can update using i Tunes or delete content manually from your device.
Whether you use i Tunes or update wirelessly, you'll have the same amount of free space on your device after you update.
I updated my Apple TV 2 to i OS 4.3 and then tested Netflix streaming using both DHCP and Open DNS. I think I’ll stick with using Google’s Public DNS on my Apple TV 2 due to the randomness in which these Netflix streaming problems seem to occur, I just wanted to report back however that Apple’s i OS 4.3 update seems to resolve issues with streaming Netflix.
If you have an Apple TV 2 running the latest firmware—i OS 7.1.2—then you’ll be happy to hear that you can now jailbreak using Fire Core’s well-regarded Seas0npass tool.
This was extremely frustrating seeing as the only reason that I purchased my Apple TV 2 was to use Netflix streaming video on our upstairs television.
Fortunately however, the fix which I am going to share with you is very easy to implement.
If your Apple device needs repairs, you can go to an Apple Store, visit an Authorized Service Provider, or mail in your device.