There seems to be a new Netflix blocking technique. On some devices such as iPad the connection to Canada works well, but with Windows 10 device although the VPN is on and pointing to Canada I get the following error message:
'Whoops, something went wrong... Internet connection problem. An Internet or home network connection problem is preventing playback. Please check your Internet connection and try again. If the problem persists , please call Netflix Customer Support at 1-888-811-9842.
Error code: M7031-1105
According to some sources this is due to a different way how Netflix works - Netflix is using IP requests instead of domain name system requests. Is there any fix for the above mentioned problem?
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Netflix has started to block VPN users, including our F-Secure Freedome customers. We have limited possibilities to prevent external 3rd party from blocking us. There are multiple ways how such blocking can be done. For instance, should someone want to block connections coming from our network addresses in their firewall, they are completely free to do so, and they do not need our permission to do that.
We expect customers to respect the terms of third-party services that they access via our services. The Terms of Service for F-Secure Freedome can be found here: https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/legal_global/terms/freedome
You could also contact Netflix to change their VPN blocking policy.
Reference to Netflix Help in regards to VPN blocking is available here: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/277.
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