Netflix Start Crackdown on VPN Users Accessing US Content
About a week ago, Netflix had stated that after having started their services in over 190 countries they were now going to stop people from using proxies to overcome the geographical content restrictions. Now, it looks like they have started cracking down on the VPN users.
According to reports that we have picked up, the company has started off with Australia where users are being banned for trying to access US-based content on the service.
One example of this is uFlix, a service that charges users to access US-based content by changing IP addresses and DNS settings of Australian users. The company has revealed that people using their services have started to get a message that reads:
You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again.
Although they say they are going to find a workaround, we don’t expect these issues to get over so easily because Netflix sounds pretty serious about cracking down on users who are trying to access content other than what is available in their own region:
Some members use proxies or “unblockers” to access titles available outside their territory. To address this, we employ the same or similar measures other firms do. This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving with it. That means in coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are.
We are currently trying to figure out what other territories Netflix has started cracking down on, do give us a head up about your region.