Recent reports have indicated that online streaming service Netflix has cut off certain UnoTelly users. Not all platforms are affected, but those affected include the Windows 10 app as well as some smart TV apps. An increasing number of consumers have complained of UnoTelly not working with Netflix.
As soon as users try to access Netflix using UnoTelly, an error message comes up, which reads:
“You seem to be using an unblocker or proxy. Please turn off any of these services and try again”.
Netflix has recently been on a mission to crack down on services such as UnoTelly which have been providing users with access to international streaming services which are geo-blocked.
“In coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are,” said Netflix.
The latest developments indicate that Unotelly has been blocked by PayPal and now its website makes no mention of Netflix. As a result, UnoTelly can no longer accept payment from PayPal. Users were previously able to use their credit card details to access Neflix using UnoTelly. Following pressure by film companies, Netflix was forced to introduce restrictions.
Why is Netflix introducing these restrictions?
The reason that Netflix offers different selections of films and shows in different territories is down to licencing issues. Netflix initially started out as movie rental company but eventually evolved into an online streaming service.
The major drawcard for many Netflix users outside of the US, using UnoTelly is that they are able to log in with their credentials but can access one of the international versions of Netflix which has wider catalogue of content. With UnoTelly not working with Netflix however, users will only be able to access content within their geographical regions.