Netflix Can’t Block VPN UsersAdded: Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Apparently, Netflix appeared to have hefty financial incentive not to block members using VPN services. The matter is that over 30 million of its subscribers live in countries where Netflix is actually unavailable if not for the use of location-masking software. This is how many people have to opt for the technological loophole in order to watch material not licensed for their country.
According to statistics, the streaming video provider has over 20m users in China alone, although Netflix has not yet launched in that country. This means that all those users have to connect via VPNs. However, not every Netflix “user” is a subscriber to the service, because many people watch it at a friend’s house or share a username with others. A few months ago, Netflix had 16 million international members, which is far less than the total number of users of the service. Anyway, the service won’t block considerable levels of traffic coming from outside their official countries, as it still earns money from it.
And Netflix has already denied the claims that it has changed its policy on VPN, though it can’t officially welcome VPN users either, because its fraught relationship with content providers hinges on them enforcing international restrictions. People who had troubles with accessing the service via VPNs were told that nothing has changed in Netflix policy.
In the meantime, the recent hack of the Sony Pictures movie studio showed just how much Hollywood studios care about VPN usage, because emails from 2013 showed a Sony executive complaining that Netflix fails to closely monitor where some of its subscribers are registering from. Beside, Netflix was accused of taking no steps to tackle circumvention websites that allow users to subscribe illegally. Australia and South Africa were mentioned as countries with high Netflix penetration despite absence of legal Netflix services. The statistics show that 5% of online users in those nations used Netflix in December 2014.
It is believed that accessing better entertainment content is the most common reason for using virtual private networks. Besides, accessing social networks is big in such regions as China. Finally, quite a lot of people use them to hide their identity, especially in France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
January 31st, 2015Posted by:
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
|WE (THE POOR OF THE WORLD) LIVE IN A DIFFERENT WORLD THAN MANY OTHERS ...THIS LEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD...|
|I just cancelled Netflix. It is ok, but not brilliant.|
I guess that as it uses PayPal anybody can subscribe....
So these people are subscribers who also subscribe to vpn.
|posted by (2015-02-01 12:09:36)|
|shivababa try popcorn time, its free and has lots more than netflix on it...|
|if netflix are still earmimg money of those vpn's they're never gonna do anything about it.money for nothing.|
|Only way the military can have Netflix is VPN.|
|you can try Kodi, kodi.tv/ you can watch live tv as well as on demand movies and programs.|
|@jumbo 71 - not impressed with Netflix, found it depressing and repressive. Popcorn time is yiffy time in a Halloween mask, pass the sweets!!!||
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