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Netflix VPN crackdown: Unblock-US goes dark as Canadian users cry foul
In the meantime, do you want to see which VPNs we like the best? Assuming it says that in the first place. Before Netflix , the only way you could binge out on your favourite network show was to have it all on DVD expensive! Netflix can't justify itself against the local competition without its overseas catalogue. Well we have Smartflix to thank for this, whenever something becomes so clean and easy to use it'll get picked up by the media and the company will be forced to react, then the Smartflix dev will get a swanky job a Netflix HQ. Netflix declined to comment on the ongoing controversy surrounding its VPN crackdown; however, the company did issue a statement to Global News regarding its ongoing promises to bring more content to Canada.

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Unblock-Us works with US Netflix again using smart DNS

Before Netflix , the only way you could binge out on your favourite network show was to have it all on DVD expensive! With Netflix, you can go right back to the pilot episode and relive all your favourite moments and catch up on the ones you missed, all in one go. However, even though Netflix is available in 41 countries around the world, the content is not the same from region to region due to licensing or other restrictions.

Also many people mess up unblocking with unlocking — but this has nothing to do with a phonelock but the terms are often confused. Phone unlock is to get rid of the providerlock of your phone, unblocking content on the web is something completely different. VPNs function like a subway system.

Bingeing out on junk food is bad for you under all circumstances. Bingeing out on Netflix, done properly, can be good for you!

Another great hint to get access to movie content online are cloud torrent services. Check out this review to see how such anonymous systems works. For most of you who own a personal computer, you may already understand how significant it actually is to have a reliable VPN Service with servers in many different countries for anonymous surfing, hotspot security and more.

With more than VPN Providers worldwide to consider, there are a variety of facts to start thinking about. On the flip side, the most cost effective connection is perhaps safer — for example because they do not save any logfiles.

If you just want to unblock netflix — thats not interresting at all. Their client is easy to use and they have special profiles for videostreaming in specific countries — so you dont have to look for the fastest server manually. Just click here to view their offers. Known for its really fast data transfer speeds combined with exceptional protection, VyprVPN works with all of the major operating systems and also offers users with an immense amount of security.

Their client is very lightweight and easy to use — especially for users who have no experience in VPN so far. Just choose the country where you need a IP address from — and you are good to go — the networkspeed is very fast and videostreaming is smooth like velvet.

HidemyAss is one of the most popular VPN brands worldwide and they offer an unbelievable amount of countries, servers and IP adresses worldwide. This would have been the simplest solution to take and they could have done it a looooooong time ago. That depends, as long as they're using your current location rather than billing address or something, there'll always be a way around it.

And obviously even location based on CC billing address could be bypassed by getting someone from different region to buy it for you to use or stolen credit cards.

It's possible to make bypassing hard enough so that majority of people don't have the know-how or think it's not worth the effort, but making a foolproof system isn't. There is no way to block people from getting Netflix in a certain region, but what they can do is block people from switching regions, so they can pay for one account, but watch content from any region. If this crackdown is serious, they will probably start instituting limits to how much content you can stream outside your billing country and this will be based on an arbitrary estimate of how much the average person travels.

All this is is sweet talking the content providers. In reality nothing will change. You are in a bubble on Reddit. There are millions of users world wide and of those millions I am willing to bet that people who watch in different countries are actually in the minority.

But Australia for example, most people use a VPN or unblocker of some kind, doesn't matter if it's an old lady who's grandson set it up for her. Netflix can't justify itself against the local competition without its overseas catalogue.

More than 30 million users accessed the service monthly from countries where Netflix had not yet launched, per a study in January by GlobalWebIndex. You really believe that I have met quite a few people from China, most of them in their twenties. If they have Internet, they know how to circumvent the censorship. That's one of the first things a friend wanted to explain to me when I said I was going to visit, actually.

Accessing Netflix isn't much different from that and probably less risky. China, who doesn't have Netflix but will be able to get it by the end of the year according to the CEO. So now it is less than 9million people once China can legally access the service.

Depends on what content they get, honestly. Getting around restrictions is kind of a national pastime in China. True but they will pick up far more than That's million people that would be huge. I'd actually be very happy if that happens, since Netflix is producing a lot of quality content and deserves more customers. Though I personally will cancel my subscription if they ever manage to keep me from accessing American Netflix.

Didn't German Netflix just get launched? I have no clue but I can only imagine that the offerings will get better and better as time goes on. I think it launched a year ago. My gf uses my Account too, but without DNS proxy, so I can regularly see how much the selection improved.

Just since a month ago or so it stopped working. Been trying on and off. I don't have a lot of faith in support, but I use for other services too so I am reluctant to unsubscribe. Have you found an option or have you quit them? The new DNS numbers stopped working. They can't get it through their thick heads that for you to know the numbers stopped working, you had them set in your DNS settings already.

Netflix now sais that i am using a proxy and it won't allow me to access until i have turned off unblock us. Canadian here - Last night after clicking on a show that only appears on the UK Netflix, I got a popup saying something along the lines as "It appears you are using some type of un blocking service, please disable and try again".

The app says it detects I'm using a proxy when using ublock-us my roku LT still works though. FYI Annual subscribers will not get refunds. Here is their response to my request for partial refund. I have 5 months left on an annual subscription. We are sorry to hear that the fix we have for Netflix did not work on your end. Please note that we only process refunds for annual payments if the request is made within the first thirty 30 days after purchase.

Thereafter, all annual subscriptions are nonrefundable. Refunds, if any, thirty days after purchase, are at our sole, exclusive discretion. Kindly refer to our terms of use below. The skeptic in me wonders if they started offering the annual subscription because they had an incline that their service would be soon blocked, collapsing their business model.

I haven't been able to get US Netflix. It says I'm using an unblocked or proxy. So how to I get my Netflix US to work? I get the message about they have detected a dns service or something like that yadda yadda yadda I have paid for a month of service I have been unable to use.

Same here, in Canada was given a new DNS to try with no success, thankfully I managed to cancel my year subscription before it renewed on March 12! Honestly if they do this, they're simply shooting themselves in the head. The people who have already signed up for unblock us or any of the services will effortlessly jump to torrenting. I guess it depends on what shows you like. In fact, Rogers offered me Shomi for free and I still won't use it.

Well we have Smartflix to thank for this, whenever something becomes so clean and easy to use it'll get picked up by the media and the company will be forced to react, then the Smartflix dev will get a swanky job a Netflix HQ. Do you think this will affect their membership much? I mean now that the office and friends are on the Canadian site I would probably still keep it but I enjoy using the U. K versions as well. When they announced yearly fees, I thought it meant they wren't so confident we could still use their services to access foreign netflix in a year.

Apparently the adjustments still haven't taken effect because Unblock-us doesn't work anymore in Turkey starting with today. I contacted unblockus and they gave me a new DNS number. Seems to be working okay now, but I haven't used it much to test it. If you're using the XXX settings they work on PC's if you're careful about following their steps.

That's something I found out that Unblock us doesn't tell you. Ok so unblock us responded to me and gave me I can no longer access videos that are not available on the Canadian Netflix.

I contacted Unblock-us on Sunday and have yet to hear back. I've been contacting them about once a week for two months. Sent them all the screencaps, etc. I heard nothing at all for about 6 weeks until I told them continuing to take money while not providing the promised service or support is fraud.

They refunded me one month's fees and unilaterally closed my account without my permission. I was in contact with them about the Netflix problem.

Meanwhile they closed my account as well after they couldn't charge me because of a problem with their paypal account. I took it as an admission that they can't solve my problem and just canceled Netflix altogether.

Back to torrenting which sucks, not nearly as comfortable They send the same stock answer to everyone. I even created a fake account with no actual user data, and they just send me their electronic form letter, all the while stalling as I try to cancel my pre-authorized subscription. So, i attempted to use this server just last night.

I saw that Netflix was unable to connect to the server.

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