However the Video Service Providers should be very happy as this is no doubt a win for them in helping maintaining and making new subscriptions. Oh and of course a win for us users who enjoy the services we have on every other device we own. While some of the methods below have been known for awhile, it is good to share with others who may not be aware of some of the methods. Who knows you may learn something as well. Over at wololo.net they had a a couple great articles on bypassing the Netflix PSN login. So i included those methods below along with some additional information on other Services such as Crackle and Amazon Video. Check below for ways to get around that annoying PSN login requirement.
Netflix: Blocking Connections from Router ---- Wololo.net
A good friend of mine contacted me recently because his PS3 got banned from Sony’s PSN. He owns a PS3 for the sole purpose of playing Videos and music, and mostly runs Showtime (a media player Homebrew, far better than the official PS3 video player) and Netflix. If the default video player on the PS3 was decent, he wouldn’t have to run a CFW at all. As a matter of fact, he never played a single game on his PS3. Nevertheless, he woke up one day seeing that he couldn’t connect to the PSN anymore.
On a side note, this means that if your run a CFW, Sony will indiscriminately ban you, independently of the fact that you pirate games or cheat online.
Not having a PSN connection could have been a non issue, as I said, this friend never played or use any Sony product on his PS3 besides the PS3 hardware. Unfortunately for him, there’s a strange requirement to be logged in to the PSN if you want to run Netflix. Don’t ask me why, that’s the way it works. My friend was therefore left with the choice of giving up on Showtime, uninstall his CFW, and try to convince Sony to unban his account; or to stay on CFW and give up on Netflix.
But he’s quite resourceful and found a way to get Netflix to work without having to be logged in to the PSN. The basic technique is to let Netflix believe that the PSN is down. This technique is already well known from people who want to avoid being banned for using CFW (which is what my friend should have done in the first place…).
When Netflix believes the PSN is down, it will let you login without a problem. In order to do that, my friend blocked the following connections from his router (this list comes from psx-scene):
- fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > Update Server (sys updates)
- mercury.dl.playstation.net > "What’s New" Ads
- nsx.np.dl.playstation.net > Playstation Store Preview
- nsx-e.np.dl.playstation.net > Ads
(main file exchange connections)
- us.np.stun.playstation.net > On Boot Initiates Connection
- ena.net.playstation.net > SSLv3 Connection after above Connection
- dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > Secondary Update Attempt (could force updates)
- auth.np.ac.playstation.net > SSLv3 Authentication Server
- service.playstation.net (has multiple IPs if only the ip address is blocked)
- creepo.ww.hl.playstation.net (uploads crash reports etc.)
Since he lives in JP (and that was the trick here), he had to additionally block the following addresses:
Note: some people have contacted me with a technique that simply consists in “cancelling” the login step on the PSN several times in a row. That technique seems so far to be extremely random… feel free to give it a try as it is way simpler than blocking traffic on your router, but be aware that the results are not guaranteed. Report your feedback in the comments section
Netflix and Amazon Instant Video are probably the 2 best video on demand services, and they’re available on the PS3. Sadly, by default they are only available to people in the US. But I’ve been enjoying the US Netflix service and Amazon Instant Video on my PS3 from Japan for a while now . If you are interested in accessing these services on your PS3 from any country, check our sister site’s tutorial on how to access Netflix from any country on your PS3
Amazon Instant Video: Simple method to eliminate the PSN Login Screen - maises (Original Source: ?)
First, be sure Amazon Instant Video is installed on your PS3
dev_hdd0/game/NPUP10021/USRDIR/lithium.conf in a text editor,
# PSN login is a TRC requirement however it can be disabled by setting the following flag to false requirePsnLogin=true
Then after Amazon Instant Video works without PSN Login.
-Source: maises via wololo.net
Crackle ---- Alternative to the XMB App
1.) You can access Crackle through the XMB. This however will require a PSN connection and the application to be downloaded free from the PlayStation Store.
2.) Crackle can also be accessed through the Web-Browser with a dedicated PS3 version on the web. "crackle.com/ps3" (this requires no type of PSN login)
* Set Crackle.com/PS3 as your homepage on your ps3 browser for easy access.
* Install PS3ultimateTV by RazorX for a direct link on the XMB to Web-Page Crackle App.
Now we all know that most of you are holding out on a lower firmware because of wanting access to an exploit or due to the “Here is another mandatory update” bombs that happen very often, so the fact that you cant access PSN let alone Netflix which is another service that costs a monthly fee can be disheartening. Worry not, as you can actually access Netflix on the Vita while on a lower firmware. If you happen to be on a PS3, Wololo wrote an article describing a method for accessing Netflix on a PS3 without PSN here.
Described here for the Vita, is a similar technique to the PS3 one that is extremely simple and blocks out certain Sony domains that’ll open up the way to watching movies and tv shows once again!
So to start you’re going to need Charles Proxy and blatantly, a PlayStation Vita on a lower firmware.
You have to have Charles installed first.
Start it up, and route your internet Vita traffic to it. This is done by setting your proxy in the vita to the IP address of your computer Charles is running on. It would be something like 192.168.1.1 (though this only works on your local network, unless you do port forwarding, ect). Then you set the port, 8888.
Now, you can navigate to the Netflix app and start it up. You should see items popping up on Charles. Right click and blacklist at least “http://fus01.psp2.update.playstation.net” (though I did every viable non-Netflix url.) Then run Netflix again, and it works. Next time you try to log into Netflix, the Vita will think Sony’s servers are down and will give you an error (NW-10743-5) which is fine, just hit OK and login! Simple as that!
However, if you want some extra protection against Sony you could also blacklist these as well, which are active while using Netflix.
http://static-resource.np.community.playstation.net http://livearea.np.dl.playstation.net https://gs-sec.ww.np.dl.playstation.net:443
Well that about covers it! I’m sure this will be handy at some point in the near future. Thanks again to Theredbaron for helping out with this!