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The End of US Netflix in Argentina

Netflix Streaming from Outside of the USIt was bound to happen sooner or later…

Netflix has announced that they will begin cracking down on those who use proxies or “unblockers” to access content outside of their geographic region.

Of course, many expats use these tricks to get the version of Netflix from their home country. I love being able to have US Netflix titles in Argentina rather than the Argentine content. It’s also nice to switch to other countries to get content that is not licensed for your area.

Netflix announced these coming crackdowns in a blog post that lamented that they could not offer the same content across all regions “given the historic practice of licensing content by geographic territories.” They also stated that they keep pushing towards that goal, but I would not expect any changes there for many years.

Netflix has been pretty lax on blocking these unblockers in the past. They had the technology to do more, but chose not to – because it was not in their best interest. Now it seems that the media owners have finally forced their hand.

We’ll have to see if the unblockers and proxies can come up with new technological solutions to get around these new blocks.

Let’s hope Netflix does not start to eliminate the sharing of account passwords!


Hola! I’ve Got Your Pandora, Netflix and Hulu From Anywhere

I’ve written a lot about getting around those crazy restrictions that do not allow us to watch US content in Argentina and I’m always looking for the best products – paid or free – to do the job. For example, if you want to access US content on an iPad or iPhone, then Unotelly is the quickest and easiest way to do that.

Unblock Netflix, Hulu, Panfora and MoreHowever, if you only want to watch content from your web browser, PC or Android device, we have another option for you – Hola. Hola is a peer-to-peer network who’s ultimate goal is to speed up the Internet. One of their available products is the Hola Unblocker for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox as well as the full Hola client for Windows and Android.

Simply install the Hola browser extension and you’ll have immediate access to BBC Player, CBS, Fox, Hulu, ITV, Netflix and Pandora. If you install the PC or Android version, you’ll have access to even more sites.

It’s trivial to install, won’t slow down your computer and completely free. You don’t even have to configure it. Just go to those sites and they work as if you were in the good ole US of A.

Gotta love technology…


Watching US Netflix in Argentina

Netflix brought their streaming service to Argentina in September 2011. Unfortunately, what they failed to bring was the same large selection of movies and shows that is available in the United States. In addition, watching anything in English audio brings up subtitles that cannot be turned off – really annoying for native English speakers.

Watch US Netflix from ArgentinaOf course, you could use a VPN service to get around this block, but VPNs can really slow down your connection speed and they’re not always available for other devices like tablets, smartphones and web-TV devices. Luckily, there is an even quicker and easier way to get around this block and start streaming the US version of Netflix at full speed – Unotelly.

Unotelly is a great service that provides access to the US version of Netflix as well as Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, HBO GO, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, NFL, NHL and many more. They even work for many other overseas channels, like the BBC (UK), France 2/4 TV, etc. And, it works with Pandora and many other music streaming services as well.

What makes Unotelly so great is that all you have to do is change your DNS address to point to their servers. That’s it. Super simple, and it works on any PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc. It literally takes less than 2 minutes to set up. We added it to our Apple TV and the US version of Netflix started streaming right away. It was quick and, even better, no more subtitles! Adding it to our iPads and laptops was just as easy.

While we love to find free services, we’ll gladly pay when the value can’t be beat and luckily Unotelly is only $3.99/month and works on all your devices. They also offer an 8-day free trial to check it out.

We’ve been incredibly happy with the service and have been enjoying watching House of Cards and all the other great shows available. Give it a try and let us know what you think.