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Other => General Topics => Topic started by: KyleW on February 08, 2017, 05:33:59 PM

Title: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: KyleW on February 08, 2017, 05:33:59 PM
Hi Everyone

I just bought Avast secure VPN, and is trying to connect to Netflix through USA, but when I click on a Titel I get the Error message "It's looks like you are using some kind of Proxy/unblocker, please turn this off and try again"

Is there anyway around this?

Title: Re: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: Eddy on February 08, 2017, 06:53:58 PM
No, Netflix is detection something they do not like and are blocking it.
Title: Re: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: Lotan on February 08, 2017, 08:26:27 PM
Netflix has cracked down hard on VPN use this past year and blocking every vpn IP address they can find.
Title: Re: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: Eddy on February 08, 2017, 08:54:58 PM
Detecting the VPN (IP) is not the only way they are blocking people from viewing things illegally.
Title: Re: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: Lano on February 08, 2017, 09:31:10 PM
I believe it has to do with copyright infringement; certain media can only be legally viewed in certain countries.
Title: Re: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: RejZoR on February 08, 2017, 09:41:50 PM
Which is dumb as hell. We pay same price as US people and yet get like what, 1/4 of the content they have? Ugh... We can debate licensing and other nonsense, but it's really not cool what they are doing and people understandably want to get what others get for same price. Even if that means finding ways to get around...
Title: Re: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: Eddy on February 08, 2017, 10:01:45 PM
It indeed has to do with copyright.
Here in Europe it depends on the country what you can (or can't) watch on Netflix.
However that is about to change as the European commission already has announced changes in the rules so everyone in Europe can watch the same thing on a streaming service like Netflix independent on what country one is in.
Title: Re: Can't see Netflix with Avast VPN?
Post by: RejZoR on February 08, 2017, 10:40:23 PM
That's good to hear. At least something useful from European commission...
Title: Using P2P Servers
Post by: Ricardo in Vienna on August 30, 2017, 12:32:23 AM
I have had some luck connecting to the U.S. Netflix libraries (from Europe) by testing the different connections on offer. While Nertflix blocked my access when using the Chicago server, it worked fine with the New York P2P one.


m2cw
Rick