Netflix recently announced it was cracking down on subscribers using VPNs, proxies, and unblockers to get access to its US catalogue.
Despite the service launching in SA, subscribers still use VPN services because the United States Netflix package offers a larger content catalogue compared to the local version.
The move by Netflix will influence services like UnoTelly, which many South Africans use to gain access to international streaming services which are geo-blocked.
UnoTelly subscribers get access to UnoDNS, which bypasses geo-blocks by providing users with a local IP address when they access streaming services.
This is the type of service which Netflix will target when taking action against VPNs, proxies, and unblockers.
UnoTelly believes in a border-free Internet
UnoTelly’s Kostas Polichronos told MyBroadband that they continue to believe in an open and border-free Internet.
“We are confident that we can continue to deliver a quality service to our loyal and supportive users,” said Kostas.
“We have backup plans, and our users will be able to continue accessing Netflix content outside their local Netflix region.”