>over a third of the overall Netflix subscribers use VPNs to access US content
>22 million of them are chinese
>all of them will unsub at the end of the month
Financial wizards at work.
Likely. I've paid for Netflix and a VPN for years now simply for the convenience of HD streaming. Definitely going back to piracy once the new systems are in effect. The meager amount of content available in my region (Norway) isn't worth the subscription fee.
How the fuck do they want to block vpns?
The article says that they maybe are going to block the ips of well known vpns, but i am sure people will just switch to less known vpns if the really want to. Or the vpn services see the chance to get extra money and provide an extra service with a dynamic ip.
Yeah, the service outside of US/Canada is really basic and poor.
They wouldn't do this if it weren't for the pressure being but on them by the content providers. I'm sure. Makes no sense from a business pov
The Canadian one has some okay series but shit movies.
I read entertainment companies were threatening them to crack down on the VPN thing. No wonder they're trying to create more of their own content.
>have owned Netflix account in the UK for years.
>spend half my year in Burgerland for work.
>Netflix works fine on my phone / pc / ps4 over here AND the catalogue is even bigger.
>bouncing your internet from one country to another to access this content is against Netflix policy
>but using a foreign account when in the US is fine ?
>copyright law has become this retarded and convoluted.
oh for the love of.. they WERE paying. did you copy paste that post or were there actual brain activity going on before writing it?
i honestly think they are being forced due to the usual region crap that many networks have. "oh netflix, youre only allowed to show this series to people in the usa". bah
There are licensing issues that block them from playing content in certain areas. They often just get agreements on content in the US, not usually in other countries.
I'm pretty sure they're probably being sued by someone and this is the fallout. I don't blame them, but i will unsub simply because there just isn't enough content in my the Norwegian netflix library to justify the cost. But I'll probably come around again if they ever resolve that and manage to set up a global library that is available to everyone, not just America.