Netflix Says It Isn’t Blocking Overseas Users

Netflix Says It Isn’t Blocking Overseas Users

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For subscribers in other countries, licensing is still a problem.


Netflix denied recent rumors it was banning users from accessing the US version of its service overseas.

Over the past week, some users said the streaming giant had begun to crack down on account holders who used technological tricks to access its service.

One popular way to do that is through a virtual private network, also called VPN, which directs Internet traffic through other parts of the world. In the case of Netflix, that means a user in Australia could use a VPN to use the US version of Netflix, which offers different shows than other regions.

Investors have pushed Netflix to begin restricting how people access its service. They point to customers who share accounts with friends and stream multiple movies at once.

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