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Geo-blocking: "Not available in your country"

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Post by monty » July 12th, 2015, 2:47 pm

So how do you guys bypass geo-blocking?

For the uninitiated, the above term refers to the practice of locking digital content to a specific region, blocking anyone located elsewhere from accessing that content. And it sucks.

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Post by Lammetje » July 12th, 2020, 12:32 pm

I use a VPN.
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Post by AdamH » July 12th, 2020, 12:45 pm

Wow, that's a late reply!

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Post by Lammetje » July 12th, 2020, 1:03 pm

AdamH wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Were you looking at search.php?search_id=unanswered
No, I was looking for something else in the Off-Topic section and found this instead. Thanks for the tip though! :thumbsup:
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Post by joachimt » July 12th, 2020, 5:42 pm

VPN doesn't work with Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime. At least, never worked for me. Never tried using it on sources like Youtube, which sometimes also has movies that are only partially blocked.
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Post by monty » July 12th, 2020, 7:36 pm

Thanks for clarifying, guys. I didn't expect anyone to answer this so soon...

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Post by AdamH » July 12th, 2020, 7:37 pm

monty wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Thanks for clarifying, guys. I didn't expect anyone to answer this so soon...
I was looking at old off-topic threads and half of them are started by you. :D About time someone starting answering more of them.

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Post by Lammetje » July 12th, 2020, 9:19 pm

monty wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Thanks for clarifying, guys. I didn't expect anyone to answer this so soon...
Anytime! Did you notice I bumped the Shaving Lounge as well recently?
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Post by Cinepolis » July 12th, 2020, 9:23 pm

joachimt wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 5:42 pm
VPN doesn't work with Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime. At least, never worked for me. Never tried using it on sources like Youtube, which sometimes also has movies that are only partially blocked.
I don't know about Disney+, but apparently Amazon uses your billing address to specify your location. Netflix is just very good at finding faults in your VPN connection, some work tho.

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Post by mightysparks » July 13th, 2020, 12:42 am

I use a vpn with YouTube, I just go without the rest of the time. From what I’ve noticed with using VPNs, Australia is not allowed to access a lot of stuff. I usually use a Canadian or Dutch IP and with those I can basically access everything.
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Post by xianjiro » July 13th, 2020, 1:35 am

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Thanks for clarifying, guys. I didn't expect anyone to answer this so soon...
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Post by joachimt » July 13th, 2020, 7:02 am

Cinepolis wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 9:23 pm
joachimt wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 5:42 pm
VPN doesn't work with Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime. At least, never worked for me. Never tried using it on sources like Youtube, which sometimes also has movies that are only partially blocked.
I don't know about Disney+, but apparently Amazon uses your billing address to specify your location. Netflix is just very good at finding faults in your VPN connection, some work tho.
When I turn on VPN, Amazon says "TURN OFF VPN". When I turn it off, I can watch Dutch content. So I don't think it's using billing address alone. Maybe it's using it to determine what I can see, so when I'm abroad I'm only able to see Dutch content? Never tried it, because I'm not abroad very often, at least not since I've got a Prime subscription. But it certainly detects VPN, because I can't watch anything with it turned on.
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Post by Cinepolis » July 13th, 2020, 7:24 am

Which VPN do you use? I believe Windscribe might work with Amazon Prime.

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Post by Armoreska » July 13th, 2020, 7:30 am

joachimt wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 7:02 am
Never tried it, because I'm not abroad very often, at least not since I've got a Prime subscription.
Get Amazon Prime. Forget travelling. tehe
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Post by joachimt » July 13th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Cinepolis wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 7:24 am
Which VPN do you use? I believe Windscribe might work with Amazon Prime.
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July 13th, 2020, 7:30 am
joachimt wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 7:02 am
Never tried it, because I'm not abroad very often, at least not since I've got a Prime subscription.
Get Amazon Prime. Forget travelling. tehe
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Post by Chilton » July 13th, 2020, 10:59 pm

Cinepolis wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 9:23 pm
joachimt wrote:
July 12th, 2020, 5:42 pm
VPN doesn't work with Disney+, Netflix and Amazon Prime. At least, never worked for me. Never tried using it on sources like Youtube, which sometimes also has movies that are only partially blocked.
I don't know about Disney+, but apparently Amazon uses your billing address to specify your location. Netflix is just very good at finding faults in your VPN connection, some work tho.
Strangely I don't have problems with Netflix and VPN. Granted I don't use it very often but I remember watching the Rambo series and Burton's Batman, and neither of those is available here in Poland. :rolleyes:

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