Netflix and Hulu

May 29th, 2016, 04:09 PM
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Netflix and Hulu

Just a silly question, can we watch Netflix and Hulu in Italy and Spain?
It's been some years for us and I believe we weren't able to watch them in 2012 when there.
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May 29th, 2016, 06:32 PM
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Over normal wifi, no, you wont be able to watch them. You'll need to connect to a US based network via a virtual private network (VPN) to connect to a US based network. I do not know the details of how best to do that.
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May 29th, 2016, 08:12 PM
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Thanks that helps.
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May 29th, 2016, 08:16 PM
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We use Witopia for our VPN when we re traveling internationally.
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May 29th, 2016, 10:05 PM
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Kathie,
How does that work?
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May 29th, 2016, 10:41 PM
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Netflix came to Greece ( and i think to the rest of Europe as well) 4 months ago....
I have downloaded the IOS App and i can watch it without any problems.This has a cost of 7,99 Euro per month however ( 9.99 for HD)

If you have an App on your smart phone or tablet it might work with your american subscription.
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May 29th, 2016, 11:07 PM
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Netflix is now country specific so if you want to watch US Netflix, you´ll need to use a VPN or DNS hosting service. It will require your making a few changes to your internet settings but it shouldn´t be overly difficult.

For simply watching tv, you´ll probably not need a VPN which can cost more and consume some bandwidth. There are a number of DNS hosting providers such as Unlocator or Overplay who will help you with the setup and get you around the various barriers Netflix has established.
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May 30th, 2016, 02:02 AM
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You should be prepared for a VPN not working with Netflix. They don't like such things and are aware of you using it. There have been a few reports about them blocking VPN users within Europe (Brits wanting to watch British Netflix while in Spain for instance).
There has been talk of allowing a limited period of out of zone viewing, but it hasn't happened yet.
European Netflix s very different to US Netflix.

You are on vacation, live like a local and without it .
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May 30th, 2016, 02:09 AM
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WHY on earth do you want to do what you do at home?

Turn on the TV in the hotel and watch the local news, watch the sport, have a laugh at the ridiculously sexist Italian game shows. Watch their equivalent of MasterChef.

You can watch Netflix at home.
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May 30th, 2016, 03:26 AM
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It is also seems extremely discourteous to consume what may be limited bandwidth in a hotel or inn with extended television watching or online gaming.
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May 30th, 2016, 03:57 AM
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You should be prepared for a VPN not working with Netflix.

If you know what you are doing, VPN or DNS hosting can indeed be configured to bypass even Netflix´s most current efforts to block you from using the service you are paying for. Hulu, Amazon, and others are much easier to watch remotely but still require VPN or DNS hosting.
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May 30th, 2016, 09:15 AM
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Witopia ia a VPN service you can subscribe to. You pay by the year (I don't remember if they do a month by month subscription). I've never used it to watch Netflix or Hulu. We use it primarily to make secure financial transactions when we are out of the country (or even in-country but at a hotel) or when we are in a country that blocks many websites.
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May 30th, 2016, 09:33 AM
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I also use witopia for the same reasons as Kathie. It comes with clear instructions for how to set it up. I rarely watch even local TV when traveling, if I have spare time in the evening I review my trip plans and/or write a blog post.
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May 30th, 2016, 09:45 AM
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SO uses a VPN to access Netflix, Amazon and premium channel apps when on overseas business trips. He says it works a treat.

I suppose judgmental responses like Blueeyedcod's aren't worth responding to, but really, buzz off, won't you? Not everyone is traveling willingly to places they want to visit, for one, and for two, even if they are, what business of yours is it what they choose to do for fun at the end of the day?

Ackis, this

must be a joke, yes? Dry humor? Perhaps I should refrain from bathing lest the sound of water running disturb my fellow guests? Or should I not flush the toilet for the same reason?
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May 30th, 2016, 09:56 AM
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There is a Netflix Italy and a Netflix Spain so you can indeed access Netflix in those countries using your US Netflix account. The offerings will be different though BUT at least you won't have to worry about setting up a VPN.

Netflix Italy offerings: http://netflixitaly.netflixable.com/

Netflix Spain offerings: http://netflixspain.netflixable.com/
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May 30th, 2016, 10:55 AM
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Bandwidth in many hotels is, in fact, a limited resource.
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May 30th, 2016, 11:02 AM
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Bandwidth in many hotels is, in fact, a limited resource.

Truth.

Hogging the WiFi bandwidth so you don't miss your precious TV shows is one of the telltale signs of the 21st Century Ugly American.
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May 30th, 2016, 11:05 AM
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Only Americans hog bandwidth?
Honestly, you people are absurd. It's 2016, let us PLEASE drop the notion that Europeans spend all their free time playing the cello, painting and quietly reflecting, shall we?
sparkchaser, you are migrating from ridiculous to offensive.
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May 30th, 2016, 11:13 AM
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Europeans spend time writing the next Great European novel too. And sipping their espressos whilst watching the world go by.

Someone got out of the wrong side of the bed today.
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May 30th, 2016, 12:14 PM
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one of the telltale signs of the 21st Century Ugly American.

Fascinating sparkchaser. Please, give us the rest of the telltale signs.
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