Devastating News - Netflix Are About To Ban Hola And Other Unblockers

Farewell, US Netflix...

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Ah, balls.

Netflix have just announced that they are going to ban any web extensions which allow users to access other country's shows and movies.

This will come as a devastating blow to anyone using Hola to rewatch all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls (read: me). 

Some members use proxies or “unblockers” to access titles available outside their territory. To address this, we employ the same or similar measures other firms do. This technology continues to evolve and we are evolving with it. That means in coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are. We are confident this change won’t impact members not using proxies.

David Fullagar, Vice President of Content Delivery Architecture at Netflix

However, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon that Netflix services will improve overall, so maybe we'll be able to see our favourite shows and movies on Irish Netflix in the not too distant future.

We look forward to offering all of our content everywhere and to consumers being able to enjoy all of Netflix without using a proxy. That’s the goal we will keep pushing towards.

David Fullagar, Vice President of Content Delivery Architecture at Netflix


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Fíodhna Horan Murphy

Fíodhna is deputy editor of Lovin Dublin and the Lovin Group. She's mad into music, gigs, cans by the canal and anything leopard print.