So first of all, iOS11 means you have to switch from iControlAV 2012 to iControlAV5 which is UUUUUGGLLY and makes selecting Zone 2 a ball ache. Also, on the App store it doesn't mention VSX-1122 as a compatible amp for Oceania, which it is.
Yes- I am in Oceania (New Zealand, to be precise) - the region AV tech forgot.
The local firmware for the VSX-1122 doesn't support Spotify. Pandora has just pulled out of the country and we have never had Sirius.
My question is whether downloading the US firmware and installing it would give me (a) Spotify; or (b) A big black brick. Would I need to always connect via a VPN faking a US IP address?