UnoTelly working on Netflix blocking South African users

UnoTelly has said it is working on an issue that prevents users from using it to access Netflix.

By - March 14, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Netflix on laptop screen

A number of South Africa UnoTelly subscribers recently complained that they were no longer able to access Netflix.

UnoTelly provides Smart DNS and virtual private networking (VPN) services to protect users’ online privacy.

When trying to play a movie or TV show from Netflix, subscribers received the error message: You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again.

Netflix announced in January that it would crack down on VPN and proxy services, stating that subscribers using proxies and unblockers would only be able to access the service’s library in the country they are in.

“If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or unblockers,” said Netflix.

It said that while it is making progress in licensing content, it can’t yet offer people the same films and TV series everywhere.

“In the meantime, we will continue to respect and enforce content licensing by geographic location.”

UnoTelly working on the issue

UnoTelly was asked for comment on the issue, but the company said it was unable to speak about specifics at this time.

However, it did say it is “working on some new developments relating to this issue” and promised to provide further information soon.

Netflix proxy warning

Netflix has cut off certain UnoTelly users in South Africa

Tens of thousands protest against Netflix VPN block

You may not use us to unblock Netflix: UnoTelly

PayPal cuts support for Netflix unblocker UnoTelly: report

Netflix cracking down on VPN and proxy users

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you regularly make phone calls using your smartphone?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Facebook testing major change to how videos play in your feed

Facebook Web

Facebook is testing a significant change in how it plays videos displayed in your feed.

Free Opera VPN comes to Android

Opera browser logo

Opera has brought its free VPN service to Android, which blocks ad trackers and lets you change your virtual location.

Four arrested in Cape Town for online dating scam

Online dating scam

Two local women and two Nigerian men were arrested in connection with online dating scams.

Fake Afrikaans Facebook profile scam warning

Fake warning television TV

International scammers are using fake and hijacked Afrikaans Facebook profiles to build trust, and trick users into a false sense of security to steal their money.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter
×