Netflix plans to crack down on those cheating the system

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By Simi Afroza Mira

Movie theaters are blaming Netflix for the decrease in teen and young adult movie goers.  Netflix is believed to be contributing to the lowered sales in DVDs as well. Every year, the video streamer’s audience seems to grow more and more, but the company is planning to become even more of a success by coming up with a better control system for restrictions in certain countries.

According to The Verge, Netflix is putting a crackdown into effect for those in other countries who are gaining access to American Netflix catalogs.  The catalog in the United States significantly differs from the one offered in other countries.

Currently, Netflix is only available in North America, South America, and some parts of Europe. The supply of its streaming media is usually billed for a flat rate.

Virtual Private networks are what most people are depending on to gain access to Netflix. Others are using custom DNS settings which allows them to be pretty stealthy by making it seem that they are in a completely different region. Netflix has begun closing some of those loopholes that these cheaters are skating through.

In the past few weeks, Torrent Freak has reported seeing a lot of spikes in errors when people try to access Netflix through VPN networks. One of the most popular VPN networks experiencing the error spikes is TorGuard.

Netflix does not have any plans in the near future to put a stop to the practice of sharing your password with friends and family. However, persons residing in Tennessee should be aware that it is illegal to share passwords for any type of streaming service in that state.





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