Netflix appears to be testing new tools and ways of blocking users proxying their way into the media streaming service, according to reports today.
Users outside the select few regions where Netflix is officially available have long used workarounds such as proxying to gain access to the service. Until now, Netflix has turned a blind eye to these users and allowed them to continue to access the service unrestricted.
This is at odds with movie and television studios, who have long demanded Netflix monitor and block these workarounds.
It appears Netflix may now be testing ways to meet the studios demands, with TorrentFreak reporting today that users of TorGuard — an anonymous proxy and VPN service — have recently encountered error messages when using Netflix stating that they had been blocked due to VPN or proxy usage.
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