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
Netflix is starting to enforce its location based content more heavily, especially if you like in the Land Down under. Australian users blocked from US service.
Hot on the heels from last weeks podcast where we discussed using Blockless to get around content Geo restrictions, Netflix are upping their game considerably.
In a quiet week for the world of Apple news I’m lucky to have a guest with me this week. Ryan Dinning from Blockless joins me to discuss viewing online video from wherever you are in the world without restriction. So long as you subscribe to that service. Think watch Netflix UK in the USA or access to BBC iPlayer in the USA and you’ll get what were on about.
Ever had a pang of guilt from sharing your Netflix login details with someone? Perhaps you’ve logged into someone elses system and forgotten to log out and a weight of guilt is crushing your soul. Well feel guilt no more as NetFlix CEO Reed Hastings is about to make you feel a lot better.
Arriving on the 6th August the new Now TV box from Sky will give you an even better way to enjoy Sky’s movies, entertainment and sport offerings without the need of a dish or subscription.
Not so long ago it looked like Netflix was hardcoding DNS entries right within their Android offering to stop VPN / DNS services such as UnoTelly from letting you watch content not available in your geographical area. Now it seems they really are doubling down on this.
PopCorn time gained notoriety by allowing viewing of movies and TV normally needing downloading via torrents right on your iOS device. The “Netflix of BitTorrent,” Popcorn Time could be installed on your iOS device without jailbreaking but success seems to vary. PlayBox offers Popcorn Time-esque movie viewing for those on Android and iOS, and for those on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, your device will not need to be jailbroken in advance.
It gets even more interesting today in the Netflix vs People who want to watch decent programming that isn’t available in their own country. Reports would have you believe that Netflix is said to have cracked down on illicit video streamers from abroad.
A couple of weeks ago Netflix changed it’s Android offering of Netflix to hard encode it’s own DNS settings. This mean that even if you used UnoTelly or HideIPVPN to access content that;s not available in your country it would no longer work. Today UNOTelly have made a statement.
Today is not a good day to be an Android user, well at least if you use Netflix alongside UnoTelly, HideIPVPN or any other service that let\s you watch region restricted content on your device.
Our favorite service letting to allow the watching of USA based TV websites in the UK, such Hulu, Fox, NBC and more, has undergone a bit of an update. UnoTelly has re branded itself as more of a DNS service rather than a television watching portal.
Netflix is a popular DVD streaming site in the USA but has a downside of needing some sort of verification that you are from the good old USA. It all starts with a pre paid credit card or you can use a UK one as I found out recently.
EssentialMac has been exclusively invited to take part in a beta of the Unotelly for Mac . UnoTelly gives you a way to watch region free TV. So in the UK you can watch hulu, USA viewers can watch programs on BBC iPlayer and so on and if you choose, watch a different countries netflix offerings no matter where on the planet you are.