Netflix Vs. VPN in 2017

Netflix appears to be more aggressively blocking workarounds such as VPN’s and proxies their users employ to access content from other countries.

Netflix said in January that it would implement tighter restrictions to make sure users could only access content available in their home country. Recently, a number of Reddit users have reported seeing error messages when attempting to access Netflix using a VPN (virtual private network) in the past few days, The Next Web reports.

Here at Secure Thoughts we wanted to survey Netflix users to see how they have responded to the Netflix crackdown.How is this going to change people’s media consumption? Here are the results:



Lyndon Seitz News maker and gatherer. Editor-in-Chief of Secure Thoughts.

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    March 4, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    You betcha! Netflix was a big reason to give up downloading movies. Now, who cares? For a hundered dollars, my family of four can see one movie. So much for our entertainment budget.

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    Peter Cohen
    March 7, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I’ve never pirated anything in my entire life (57 years old now), I’ve always paid, else how are producers able to continue producing? This latest stunt however makes it impossible for me to access a small, select group of programming without being quite literally, extorted to the tune of as much as $100. a month. I would be forced to sign up with cable companies in my country. I am not willing to spend that kind of money for a few hours of programs. I may find myself for the first time in my life, turning to piracy if this continues.

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    March 14, 2016 at 12:17 am

    I live in Kenya, East Africa where we have some of the best internet speeds on the continent at a fairly affordable price. Piracy is a huge problem in Africa largely because for a long time, the studios in the West had not thought of a proper content distribution model for Africa. And as the average age in Africa has gotten younger, and access to the internet better, it is sad and archaic that Netflix would like to send us back into the dark ages, where Africans got everything else last (American hand me downs) when we were getting to a point where we could participate in global conversations about everything from Trump’s madness to Frank Underwood’s shenanigans. I genuinely hope they will figure out a compromise on the VPNs because as soon as they locked out my VPN provider, my Netflix account got really boring really quickly.


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      Lyndon Seitz
      March 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Nairobi, we feel you on this !

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