It can not be always only good news, unfortunately. Netflix seems to be a hot subject in recent days.
First we have reported, that there is a chance that Netflix will start to take a lot more active stance against VPN’s and proxy DNS services like ours. After few days we have confirmed, that nothing changes and no drastic action should be expected. And although Netflix will shut down VPN access (as it breaches its official policy and is required by copyright owners of content) with over 30 million subscribers paying for service form countries where Netflix is not going to shoot itself in the foot by loosing this much of money.
However from time to time content available with Netflix changes, but since you are users (or will be soon we hope!) of HideIPVPN it might not be as bad as it sounds.
First bad news. With the date of 31 January 2015 Netflix looses rights to stream BBC content in USA. This means, that unless new deal is signed you will no longer be able to stream shows such as Doctor Who, Luther, Black Adder, Fawlty Towers, Coupling and Top Gear – to only name few. So, if you are in the middle of watching get some days of and try some binge watching to make sure you will not loose anything ;-).
As you know, SmartDNS unblock service (linked above) gives you a simple additional switch. With just one click (if you use our VPN software for Windows or Mac) or via control panel in “Client Area” it is possible to easily change not only your region but also Netflix region itself. If the shows we have just mentioned will be gone from US Netflix library (and new deal will not be signed) we are pretty a lot or most of them will be still available to stream from UK Netflix library. We would be truly amazed if that would not be the case.
To those of you with access to US VPN we would like to remind, that HideIPVPN is flexible and customer focused and you can upgrade your package to a US / UK VPN (your free SmartDNS service will be upgraded as well) at any time. In case you have any questions or doubts, please contact our Support Team – we are here to help!
With access to UK VPN and UK Smart DNS you will get access to even more wonderful VOD services like BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player, TVPlayer, TVCatchup and Sky!