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The real war between Netflix and vpn services lasts over a month. Since January, many Netflix users who are using vpn get messages:
“You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again.”
The first complains come from Australia and after that many users all over the world had the same issue.
The changes are mostly performed to indulge copyright holders and broadcasters.
But what about users?
Why Netflix cares only about the money??
What about users’ privacy and on-line security???
The real problem is that many people are using vpn to stay safe and protected in the Internet not just to access to illegal content.
Netflix cannot block all vpn services. It looks like it simple ban some special ip addresses that belong to vpn providers.
So if you need to VPN to watch Netflix – do not buy it before testing. Probable it will not work for you.
What about the war between Netflix and VPN – we are sure – VPN will win!
Yesterday, January 28, Netflix was blocked in Indonesia by state telco Telkom.
Earlie this month US-based Netflix launched in Indonesia as part of 130-country simultaneous roll-out. A spokesperson from the streaming company told the Wall St Journal that it did not need said permit as it is not a traditional broadcaster, but an internet broadcaster.
One expert said the setback had been “inevitable”.
Telekom Indonesia said Netflix needed to work with it to ensure objectionable content was removed.
“The issue is about the permit. They don’t follow the rules. They also display violence and adult content,” the firm’s consumer director Dian Rachmawan told the Jakarta Post newspaper.
“We must [block it] before things get more complicated and create a serious issue.”
The country’s government said that it was not behind the move.
“Other internet service providers are still allowing Netflix access. So, it is a pure corporate decision,” said communications minister Rudiantara.
“[But] it will be difficult for Netflix. You can see for yourself on how much content there is [in Netflix] that must be censored.”
Today Indonesia is one of the most populated nations in Asia with about 250 million people living on islands.
Netflix has not disclosed how it intends to address the issue.
“We’ve seen these reports too and are looking into it. No further comment.” a spokesman told the BBC.
How to unblock Netflix in Indonesia
While the problem is not resolved there is only one solution that can help:
using VPN service to change your IP address to USA (where Netflix is allowed).
So to access Netflix in Indonesia you need:
- Get VPN
- Setup VPN Connection from your device
- Enjoy Netflix videos!
Without a doubt, Netflix and Hulu are two of the best streaming giant services the world can offer. Both of them offers great features such as user friendly interface and affordable membership fees. But while you are wondering which of the two platforms is better than the other, you should also understand that Netflix and Hulu are blocked in the Middle East.
As of posting, Netflix is available North and South America, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and some parts of Europe, while Hulu is only available in the US. In October
2015, there were reports that Netflix has plans to extend their services to the Middle East. For the meantime, here are some tips on how to watch Netflix and Hulu if you are or will go to the Middle East.
A proxy server is a free application or computer system that acts as your middleman while browsing the web. Once you are connected to the system, it then sends a request to the web page you want to visit using its IP address. But although proxies are very to use and your real IP address and location are hidden, traffic is not encrypted which means you are not totally safe. In addition, connection is very slow and is not suitable for gaming and video streaming.
Hola, being a web browser extension or addon, is very popular among Netflix and Hulu users. It is readily available for download for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and works well on Android and iOs devices. Although the current subscription fee is $5 a month, you can also choose its free service. But in May 2015, Hola was heavily criticized after free users realized that their bandwidth was being sold to other users via its sister company, Luminati.
Tor, which has an original project name of The Onion Router, is also famous for being an effective anonymization service. Just like its competitors, Tor allows you to browse the web anonymously by providing you a new IP address, and therefore hiding your real IP address and geolocation. However, many Tor users outside the US complain its speed and audio quality when they use the service for video streaming, especially for Netflix and Hulu.
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
VPN runs using with almost on the same principle as the ones mentioned above, but definitely in a more secured manner. Once you are connection on a VPN server, your web traffic is highly encrypted that any third party can hardly intercept. VPN services are also proven very effective in video streaming because of its fast connection. There are also free services, but paid VPNs are much better, especially in terms of security and customer service.
Internet censorship in the Arab nations is very strict, with most of its countries belong to the so called “Enemies of the Internet.” So if you want to fully enjoy Netflix and Hulu during your stay in Middle East, using a VPN is so far the best option. Just make sure you choose a reliable VPN service provider, and you don’t do illegal activities online.