Have Australians users been blocked from the US Netflix platform?
Leading streaming service Netflix has been accused of blocking the 200,000 plus Australian users who sneakily access the US service by usinga geo-blocker or a virtual private network (VPN).
‘I have a sneaking suspicion that Netflix may be testing these new IP blocking methods temporarily in certain markets. At this time the blocks do not seem aggressive and may only be targeted at IP ranges that exceed too many simultaneous logins,’ TorGuard’s Ben Van der Pelt told TorrentFreak.
This news comes ahead of Netflix’s Australian launch on our shores in March 2015, so its safe to safe it was expected that they would start cracking down. Netflix first launched in 2007 and now boasts in excess of 53 million subscribers in dozens of countries. Australian and other non US users of the US Netflix service will soon see how severe Netflix’s crack down on VPN users and what restrictions will be implemented.
The question on every bodies lips is still whether shows such as House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black will be available as part of Netflix Australia due to licensing agreements with other Australian providers. A Netflix spokesman told Daily Mail Australia it has been unconfirmed with ‘internal discussions’ still taking place.