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Netflix’s Rumoured VPN crackdown. It’s Rubbish
Not so long ago it looked like Netflix was hardcoding DNS entries right within their Android offering to stop VPN / DNS services such as UnoTelly from letting you watch content not available in your geographical area. Now it seems they really are doubling down on this.
PopCorn time gained notoriety by allowing viewing of movies and TV normally needing downloading via torrents right on your iOS device. The “Netflix of BitTorrent,” Popcorn Time could be installed on your iOS device without jailbreaking but success seems to vary. PlayBox offers Popcorn Time-esque movie viewing for those on Android and iOS, and for those on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, your device will not need to be jailbroken in advance.
It gets even more interesting today in the Netflix vs People who want to watch decent programming that isn’t available in their own country. Reports would have you believe that Netflix is said to have cracked down on illicit video streamers from abroad.
A couple of weeks ago Netflix changed it’s Android offering of Netflix to hard encode it’s own DNS settings. This mean that even if you used UnoTelly or HideIPVPN to access content that;s not available in your country it would no longer work. Today UNOTelly have made a statement.
Today is not a good day to be an Android user, well at least if you use Netflix alongside UnoTelly, HideIPVPN or any other service that let\s you watch region restricted content on your device.
Our favorite service letting to allow the watching of USA based TV websites in the UK, such Hulu, Fox, NBC and more, has undergone a bit of an update. UnoTelly has re branded itself as more of a DNS service rather than a television watching portal.
Netflix is a popular DVD streaming site in the USA but has a downside of needing some sort of verification that you are from the good old USA. It all starts with a pre paid credit card or you can use a UK one as I found out recently.
EssentialMac has been exclusively invited to take part in a beta of the Unotelly for Mac . UnoTelly gives you a way to watch region free TV. So in the UK you can watch hulu, USA viewers can watch programs on BBC iPlayer and so on and if you choose, watch a different countries netflix offerings no matter where on the planet you are.