I guess it's time I should throw my Maige out ??
Is watching the US content as easy as getting a VPN or are there other steps & hoops to jump thru?
Any documentation you could point me at would be appreciated.
There is also an official Freeview Australia app called "Freeview FV" but I think its designed for mobile phones and doesnt work well on android box on TV (at least last time I tried it a while ago). Better stick with the unofficial Kodi app.
Also there is an NZ FREEVIEW app as well for the Kiwi's. It's not for me except before when I couldn't get the footy through Telstra they used to have it on DUKE (NZ Channel). It was funny watching Aussie rules games with Kiwi accents on all the ads
A quick search shows that people that sold android boxes with Kodi pre-loaded have been prosecuted in several countries. Perhaps the next iteration on Unblock box will ship with no apps pre-installed so they have an out.
Getting Netflix USA to work in HK with Smartdns services is a bit of a gamble. In recent years they cracked down on this and a lot of services gave up supporting Netflix. But I can say for the last 6 months, it has worked with Dns4me without any major issues. There has been the odd occasion where Netflix doesn't load, in these instances I need to login to the dns4me website and untick the 'netflix' option and then netflix will switch back to showing the HK stuff without me having to change netflix accounts. Then the next day I will turn back on the USA option and its working again. So it's not perfect but Netflix USA does work more than 90% of the time fine with dns4me.
As far as documentation goes, I suggest you try dns4me with 7 day free trial and they have some guides how to set it up. Basically you sign up, enter their DNS primary and secondary servers into your home router, enter your IP address into the dns4me website, and that's it, your whole home is now under the smartdns umbrella so any websites or services that are geoblocked suddently become unblocked.