Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

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Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

I hear you guys on this one, and I do not want to promote other products but, other options are NOT blocked or blacklisted by Netflix. You can search for them via Google and see what you can find and the best-rated ones. I have the same problem with the US exclusive only site Hulu which is run by Fox, NBC and amongst others. I find it stupid thought is at the same time they are saying you will get Maximum Security for privacy if you are arrested. They restrict access if you have paid for and have a valid password! That indeed does not make sense but, then neither do any media companies from which you legally pay for their services. Then sometimes it is at significant cost, to say the least.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
MpQ
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Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

All good points and I understand the reasoning behind what's going on.  However, with the new Netflix restrictions, your only choice is to turn off Freedome to use Netflix.  Could Freedome offer the ability to exclude Netflix from the tunnel?   (ie so that you don't have to turn Freedome off for everything just to use Netflix).  My primary reason for using Freedome is security and privacy, not content.   So the binary choice we are left with is.... subscribe to Netflix OR subscribe to Freedome.  It's very frustrating.

F-Secure

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

Thanks for the feedback MpQ, I relayed it to our product team. With Netflix's large set of dynamic IP addresses it would be a bit challenging task, but something that we'll look into.

"You might think that you have nothing to hide, but the fact is, you have everything to protect."
Aspirant

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

Now that Netflix is doing this "blocking" of VPNs, the question i now as is this. "Is using VPN worth it?" Why i ask this is because i cant even access my UK subscription for Netflix with Freedome turned ON!! So, i have to turn off Freedome to watch Netflix, thereby not getting any benefit from my VPN for OTHER browsing i may be doing at the same time.  Freedome really needs some way of allowing traffic to be application/domain  selective.. otherwise having VPN seems pointless!!

 

 

Kuu
Scholar

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

I've searched this board but only getting old answers to it, and then these new ones which also seem obsolete because I just installed the trial version of Freedome, and can access US Netflix, on mobile (iOS).

But I can't use Chromecast to send the films to my tv. There was an old answer from March that iOS doesn't support trusted networks.

Is this still the reason, has nothing changed in 6 months? Or if not, is there another way to go around it? I've tried many DNS service and those haven't worked with Netflix anymore where as Freedome seems to work thus makes it interesting option to buy as long as I get my Chromecast problem solved.
Novice

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

Hi there

 

Just stumbled upon this thread, as I am having the same issues with Freedome.
However it didn´t start for me untill last night, after I updated Freedome.  Is this merely a coincidence, or is it a matter of compliance on Freedomes part towards Netflix?
I´m just interested in whether anyone else had the same experience, or if Netflix blocked you before the recent update?

F-Secure

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

Netflix blocks Freedome's IP adresses, so it's very one sided limiting. It was a coincidence.

"You might think that you have nothing to hide, but the fact is, you have everything to protect."
Novice

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

I understand that Netflix blocks the connectivity assuming some will use the proxies to circumvent location based restrictions, so there is little way around it as they don't have a way to know the original location of the person using the VPN. So, it is technically possible to unblock one program at will? I would install a browser just for Netflix and other streaming services and set it to bypass the VPN proxy if that was possible. 

Senior Member

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

I watched a Video recently on how Air Canada gives all passengers Ipads for in-flight entertainment. The person shooting the video showed that all Netflix shows at least we're all the same. The real problem is probably intellectual copyright issues. That a Hollywood studio or Film studio wants the US not international releases on their content. They have every right to do so because it is all there content.

 

If you are paying for Netflix or Hulu then why would it matter what content you watch as long as you pay?

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
Novice

Re: Looks like Netflix has blocked Freedome

And still is does not work with freedome and more to added like amc and abc and so on.

 

Are you tring to get it to work like other vpns or should we just not buy f secure