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Netflix Canada blocks US site users

May 9, 2016

Canadian Netflix users are locked out after the streaming giant made good on its pledge to block access for customers using unauthorised services to view more varied US content.

Canadian customers have access to less content on the service, with one website estimating Canadians could see 4,000 TV shows and movies, compared with 7,000 in the US.

As a result, some subscribers use proxies – or VPNs – that enable access to Internet content not available locally.

Netflix said in earlier this it would clamp down on such VPNs. It appeared to have stepped up enforcement over the last few days, with people on social media and online forums reporting mass outages.

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