Netflix Is Cracking Down On Cheaters

01.05.15 3 years ago 24 Comments

Netflix, which is reportedly at least partially behind the significant drop in movie attendance among younger viewers in back-to-back years, wants more than just to cut into the movie theater business. It wants to ensure its dominance globally. In order to do so, however, Netflix needs to shore up its country restrictions.

That’s why, according to The Verge, Netflix is finally starting to crack down on subscribers in other countries who use various technological tools to gain access to Netflix in America, which offers a different catologue than other countries.

Many users rely on VPNs — virtual private networks — or custom DNS settings to stealthily access Netflix as though they were in other regions. But Netflix may have started closing some of those loopholes. Torrent Freak reports that, in the past few weeks, popular VPN services like TorGuard have started seeing a spike in errors when users try to access Netflix.

On the other hand, those of you who are still borrowing Netflix passwords from friends and family members need not worry; Netflix, so far, has no plans to crack down on that practice, although it is illegal to share passwords for Netflix or any other streaming service in Tennessee.

Source: The Verge

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