Discussing with me this week alternatives to Netflix in light of the Geo Blocking stories going around the net is Karl Madden from the Mac and Forth show.  BBC iPlayer, Amazon “not quite prime” Video, Now Tv and TV Player all come in for scrutiny and review. Grab the show on iTunes

The Netflix story so far.

28th December 2014 : Netflix locks Android DNS to Google Servers
This prevents most poeple on android using a simple DNS hack to access content otherwise not available in their area.

8th  January 2015 : UnoTelly, It’ll Still Work With Netflix Over VPN
UnoTelly, a location based get arounder type system shows the world that it’s services are still working even without using a VPN.

April 2015 : Netflix Threatens Crackdown on VPN users
Turns out to be rubbish but interesting parts

You may view a movie or TV show through the Netflix service primarily within the country in which you have established your account and only in geographic locations where we offer our service and have licensed such movie or TV show. The content that may be available to watch will vary by geographic location. Netflix will use technologies to verify your geographic location.

7th Jan 2016 : We love people sharing Netflix
“We love people sharing Netflix,”said company CEO Reed Hastings at CES 2016. “That’s a positive thing, not a negative thing.”

21st Jan 2016 : Netflix starts blocking out-of-region content viewing

Alternatives:

Amazon Prime: has been very quiet on this subject, gets arranged people outside of the USA watching USA restricted content by not allowing logins to work on Amazon prime USA if you’re in a different country. £79 for an annual subscription = £6.59 per month.

Now TV: slightly harder to compare to both Netflix and Amazon as movies and entertainment are bundled separately. Both packages do give a 14 day free trial, after that its £9.99 a month for movies and £6.99 for entertainment packages. UK only so you will need a service like Blockless to access.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service
Available now

Home
Available now

Get Hard
Available now

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Available from 22 January

John Wick
Available from 29 January

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West Ham v Man City
Barclays Premier League
Watch Live
23 January

Everton v Swansea
Barclays Premier League
Watch Live
24 January

Arsenal v Chelsea
Barclays Premier League
Watch Live
24 January

Liverpool v Stoke
Capital One Cup
Watch Live
26 January
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S1-2 Box Set
Available now

Boardwalk Empire®
S1-5 Box Set
Available now

Stella S1-4 Box Set
Available now
S5 Live and on Catch Up

Ex on the Beach
S1-3 Box Set
Available now
S4 Live and on Catch Up

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man
Available Live and on Catch Up from 22 January

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TVPlayer: An iOS and Apple TV app allowing you to watch a decent amount of like UK TV. You can set reminders for shows, watch most of them on catchup. Streaming quality depends on the broadcaster but all are watchable. Again UK only so Blockless to the rescue.

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