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Netflix Blocks VPNs

Blocking by Streaming Services is Increasing

Almost two months after Netflix initially announced they’d be cracking down on proxy services, media is now reporting that Netflix is blocking VPN users from accessing their services. VyprVPN customers are also increasingly reporting that they are seeing the Netflix “streaming error” message when…

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From The Globe and Mail: Canadian researcher proposes new way to shut down Netflix ‘content tourists’

Golden Frog Co-CTO Philip Molter was interviewed for an article in The Globe and Mail regarding the recent attempt by Netflix to block VPNs and proxies. Here’s an excerpt: “There is a very large market of legitimate use of [VPNs]. We’ve always focused…

VPN providers mad about Netflix crackdown but say they can evade it

From Ars Technica: VPN providers mad about Netflix crackdown but say they can evade it

Golden Frog’s president Sunday Yokubaitis was mentioned in an Ars Technica article about Netflix’s announcement that they will be cracking down on users that use proxies, unblockers and VPNs. “VyprVPN maker Golden Frog wrote a blog post protesting Netflix’s announcement, arguing that many…

Netflix Blocks Proxies

If Netflix Cracks Down on Proxies, Access to Content Isn’t the Only Thing You’ll Lose

I was surprised at Netflix’s announcement yesterday that: “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…

VyprVPN and Netflix

VyprVPN is a Netflix Customer’s Best Friend, But Not for the Reason You Might Think

Late last week, TorrentFreak reported that Netflix is cracking down on VPN users. They claimed Netflix was bowing to pressure from the movie studios and trying to curb instances of people around the world using a VPN to access Netflix content that is…

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From Forbes: Netflix Is Under Pressure To Ban VPN Use

In an online world that is increasingly less private and secure, we’d hope the organizations would encourage privacy tools and stop inaccurately stereotyping VPN users. Read the full article: Netflix Is Under Pressure To Ban VPN Use

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From Slate: Weirdly, Netflix Is Faster on Verizon FiOS if You Slow It Down

When Nederkoom connected to VyprVPN and started the test video, it streamed at 3 Mbps, or about 10 times the VPN-free speed. Read the full article: Weirdly, Netflix Is Faster on Verizon FiOS if You Slow It Down

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From TechHive: How a Netflix subscriber used VPN to thwart Verizon’s streaming slowdown

Through VyprVPN, the stream achieved Netflix’s maximum download rate of 3000 kbps. Read the full article: How a Netflix subscriber used VPN to thwart Verizon’s streaming slowdown

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From ExtremeTech: How to use a VPN to boost your Netflix performance – even if you’re not a Verizon customer

The system has degraded to the point that yes, it now makes sense to buy a service like VyprVPN because it’s the only way to actually use the bandwidth you buy in the manner you see fit. Read the full article: How to…

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BGR: What one savvy Verizon customer did to get decent Netflix streaming

Connecting through VyprVPN, he managed to significantly increase streaming speed, reaching “full speed at 3000kbps (the max on Netflix), about 10x the speed I was getting connecting directly via Verizon. Read the full article: What one savvy Verizon customer did to get decent…