Why is Netflix UK and Australia so bad?

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  1. Ben Harley, Oct 26, 2018
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    Hi.. I wanted to ask you guys if someone here uses netflix?

    I wanted to know if I can use US netflix from Australia. My brother is flying to Aus this week and we tested it on a vpn and UK/Aus content sucks. He wants US libraries there. The one vpn which we were using is now blocked by netflix. Searched a few sites for good netflix vpn but not sure which one to go for. Only a handful of these vpn have uninterrupted access to netflix that too not for very long. Streamers put your suggestions here.
     
  2. jeyf macrumors 65816

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    -verify your public vpn has servers inside the US. for what ever reason many do not
    -I dont see why Netflix really cares what country you log into

    i wouldnt burn too much of your personal bandwidth on US Netflix libraries. I read a book instead; what i watched last night was junk and i gave up.

    bolehvpn
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    How is this unique to Australia or the UK? Netflix here sucks. I can never find anything I want to watch on it.
     
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  5. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    Well all VPNs claim that they have servers inside US. Even the blocked ones says that they have servers and are still able to run netflix however it is not the reality of today.

    Me and my brother are addicted to streaming. We don't watch TV much.

    I rarely go for books :p
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    That's the problem man. Only US region is fresh and they always put good movies and shows there. I have been using UK netflix and I always had this thought aren't we guys paying you enough money? why can't they put good stuff here too.

    All regions are stale. Except for US.
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    How can I do that?
     
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    For the UK there is one very easy answer - Sky TV. They buy up the rights to most of the films and stream them on their Netflix competitor NowTV service. However, there’s still plenty of decent stuff on Netflix here IMO. Well worth the £7/month.
     
  7. sebpetro macrumors newbie

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    Because most of the studios have the legal rights to choose where to air and where not to air. This is why the content available on UK and Australia Netflix is not that good. You need to get American Netflix in Australia and for that you need a VPN.

    Sounds simple but its not, because Netflix has launched a Crackdown on VPN provider which basically blocks the IP address of VPN services (source: Lifehacker). This has become very difficult for users as finding a VPN that actually works with Netflix is very difficult. The only known working VPN providers are ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Windscribe, CyberGhost and a few others.
     
  8. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I AM in the US. And the selection is crap here. My wife finds a show every now and then to watch, but for the most part I can spend 20 minutes browsing and searching for something to watch then getting angry that I wasted my time.
     
  9. Tech198, Oct 29, 2018
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    ExpressVPN is a good choice or PIA..

    However, even they sometimes get dysfunctional as well. but most of the time I find these better.

    The reason why UK and US are betters lack of content here. I don't think you can always find one with uninterrupted access all the time..

    Given time, there will always be interruptions on VPN services.. Mostly free ones. but paid ones also suffer/get blocked... It's just paid ones/popular ones have better reputation to get things sorted because they know they have a bigger customer base to look out for. (...and of course their paid)

    Free ones would work as well, but their more likely to 'give up the ghost' first as well. You pay for a reason.

    I don't think they do.. Didn't the CEO at one stage, supported the use of VPN's ? Now he changed his mind

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-...-s-really-inconsequential-to-us-a6990801.html

    "Hastings previously expressed the same sentiment, saying: “The basic solution is for Netflix to get global and have its content be the same all around the world so there’s no incentive to [use a VPN]."

    There is because content isn't always available in those countries. So Hastings is wishing for that, but it will never happen.
     
  10. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    WOW I like US content more than UK or Aus.
     
  11. smallcoffee macrumors 68000

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    US Netflix has great content - especially if you want to compare to competitors.

    Ultimately the reason it may suck in the EU/AUS is because of licensing rights.
     
  12. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    I reckon..
     
  13. jeyf macrumors 65816

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    you Know your public vpn's server is physical where they say by doing a TRACEROUT.
    but
    like if you goto homedepot.com and the company thinks your in Kansas well your server is in the US
     
  14. arkitect macrumors 603

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    I am sure in your post there is some valid info, but could you just reformat it, as right now it makes little grammatical sense.
    Thanks.
     
  15. jeyf macrumors 65816

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    there are some well established internet tools; TRACEROUT is one of many. TRACEROUT is nothing new. Version are on your local osx Terminal and or web based.
    so
    TRACEROUT, will give you a text report of the actual path your internet request hoops until its final destination. Kinda interesting if you can get it to work.

    hope that helps


    another way:
    say you signed up for a public vpn. You got a free eval trial period or paid for just 30-90 days. easy test for your vpn situation is go online to a big box store, say Home Depot, they have both physical stores in almost every US city and HomeDepot also has an internet site homedepot.com. If your new public vpn is working you should see the homedepot.com online front page think you are physically in the city where your new vpn server farm is.

    using a private vpn is not total stealth. "they" will still can figure out who you are... some how.
    maybe research how to change your local MAC address?
     
  16. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    I think he used google translator. English might not be his first or 2nd language even :D

    No offence.
     
  17. arkitect macrumors 603

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    True.
    But his use of a US .com example… ;)

    Anyway. It wasn't so much a criticism just that I genuinely could not make much sense of it — and it is always a waste if the information doesn't get across. Though I'm probably just slow.
     
  18. Ben Harley thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I can understand your point. Its okay buddy.
     
  19. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Back in the day when I was using VPNs with Netflix, I found Canada and Finland/Norway to be best. Finland/Norway especially would often get movies not long after they left the cinema. The US has a few more movies than UK, but is lacking some shows even the UK has access to.
     

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