Netflix exempts US military bases from its geoblocking efforts

Now that Netflix is getting serious about geoblocking – cracking down on Australians using VPNs to access US content – the streaming giant has said that US military bases will be exempt from geoblocking.

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Netflix spokeswoman Anne Marie Squeo explains: “Netflix always exempts U.S. military bases around the world. They will still be able to access the U.S. catalog”. But, as overseas servicemembers, using VPNs has become a way of life to access US content from Netflix. Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaundell Wright, quartermaster with Yokosuka Navy Base’s Port Operations Dispatch said that being stationed overseas can be a culturally disorientating experience, reports TechSpot.

Wright said: “For me Netflix is a way of being home. It boosts your morale by letting you watch the things you would be able to see at home. We are already in a foreign country and everything is so different. So, to be able to watch Netflix feels good”.

Source: Techspot.com

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