Robin Glauser

My Blog about Development, Design and my random thoughts.

Get around the Netflix VPN block with Smartflix

11.05.16 Works again and they now offer a subscription for $3.99 per month, which means that the uptime now probably has improved.. In the last few weeks you may have noticed that Netflix has expanded its VPN block to access content which is only available in other regions. VPN Services like or are beeing blocked by Netflix. However there is a easy … Read More

Build a Open-Source Chromecast/Sonos alternative with Linux

Lately I’ve been thinking how we could build an alternative for Googles Chromecast and Sonos Systems with Open-Source technology. The ideal solution would be something that could run on a Raspberry PI or similar device and which would be backwards compatible to the Chromecast API. However, performance could be a problem on such devices. The first problem is to find an … Read More