Netflix blocked



  • Yes, I know. There's many post with this issue, but I'm very confused and I hope you can guide me even though there's a lot of them.

    My setup seems to be very simpel. I'm using PIA and I have followed the guide they provided to get PIA to work. It works, but from there I have issues with Netflix is blocked when it comes to play the movies. I only have Netflix installed on my AppleTV. I'm so confused that I'm not sure what kind of info you need. So please tell me.



  • There is no place for confusing.

    You use Netflix.
    Netflix has many sales conditions, like this one - and they told you about it ..... but you didn't want to believe it : you can't use Netflix services if you hide yourself behind an VPN.
    VPN services uses IP4 addresses.
    Netflix has them (nearly all) listed.

    So, not confusing at all actually.

    I'll leave it up to you to find what the options are. The subject has been discussed ..... many times.
    Like : ditch the VPN
    Or : make an exception for your devices that connect to Netflix.



  • You are a very nice person.
    Good for you.

    I know I have to bypass VPN, but that is problem. I see a many cases with NetFlix issue, but those doesn't seems to reflect the same setup as I have. Sorry for n00b question, but I'm trying to learn mf.





  • @DKentoy said in Netflix blocked:

    You are a very nice person.
    Good for you.

    I know I have to bypass VPN, but that is problem. I see a many cases with NetFlix issue, but those doesn't seems to reflect the same setup as I have. Sorry for n00b question, but I'm trying to learn mf.

    Whether you use PIA, NordVPN any other VPN provider the issue is the same. Streaming providers actively seek out and block VPN IP addresses. They have blocked most VPN providers, and the very few they still haven't yet blocked will for sure in the near future be blocked. So in that general sense, your setup is just like everyone else who has posted here in the last year or so complaining about their shiny new VPN setup blocking stuff they want to use.

    So to use a streaming service and a VPN the only viable long-term solution is to make sure that the devices trying to stream bypass the VPN. You do this via something called Policy Routing on pfSense. Go Google this phrase to find out all about it -- "pfsense policy routing". If you want to use a VPN, then you need to learn all the dirty technical details and how to fix this yourself, because most fixes will at some point be yet again "broken" by the streaming providers as they continue to fight the VPN battle.

    If you only watch Netflix from say your Apple TV box, then give that box a static IP address and create a policy routing rule in pfSense to route traffic from the Apple TV box out of your normal WAN connection to your ISP's gateway -- NOT the VPN provider's gateway. The default setup for nearly all the VPN companies is to have you "pull routes" from them. That is a checkbox on the VPN client setup page in pfSense. You want to check the box so you DO NOT pull routes from the VPN provider. This then lets you policy route within pfSense firewall rules. You would then use firewall rules to route things you want to go via the VPN to use the VPN provider's gateway and things you want to bypass the VPN to use your ISP's gateway.



  • Added to what @bmeeks said :
    I guess that a 'good and honest' VPN supplier has a FAQ or clearly states before you buy ; "Netflix will not streamin-traffic to us".


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