For many of my readers it is incomprehensible why you can't access certain content from anywhere, These are Geo-IP locks that are used. Meant are mostly Live TV or video content on media libraries or also commercially available video portals like Netflix, Amazon Video, SkyGo, Maxdome and so on, which content is only available to restricted users for various reasons.
The reason for this lies in extremely complex copyright contracts. These usually also determine the broadcasting area of various content. What used to be easy, namely because TV was only available in certain areas via the antennas, is now completely changed by the Internet. It's hard to predict who will access content and from which country.
Why do copyright owners want to continue to uphold these geographic rules?
The reason is very simple. As soon as a medium is granted the right to publish content, it could no longer be predicted whether this would be used “worldwide”. However, since the rental companies prefer to sell the rights several times, there are complicated contracts that are intended to restrict use to certain regions.
Providers such as Netflix or Amazon Video are also obliged to broadcast these options to circumvent these rules (VPNServices).
How can I bypass the Geo-IP locks?
The easiest way to do this is by using one VPNService. VPN-Services allow you to use an encrypted connection VPN- Location (server) in another country. All of your data will be sent and received via this location. You will be assigned a local IP address of the location and therefore appear for all visited websites as if you were physically there.
Which provider to choose to bypass geo-IP blockages?
There is one large number of free VPNSERVICES, but I cannot recommend using it. In many cases, the speed or the availability of the locations is not given. Furthermore, the cases of fraud by providers are increasing, which instead of money simply the data of the users as a reward. If in doubt, these can be viewed or even manipulated. Credit cards or other sensitive data would then be unprotected.
In order not to have these problems, it is recommended to rent a service for a few euros per month.
Netflix already blocks most VPN-Providers!
Many already have that Error code: M7111-1331-5059 seen when they wanted to use Netflix but their own VPNProvider was detected and blocked there.
This is because VPN Services to circumvent geographic blockages can be used, the copyright holders have then obliged Netflix to block them without exception!
Amazon video blocks many VPN-Services
Amazon Video, which is also included in Amazon Prime was also requested by the copyright lenders active VPNTo block services to prevent the possibility of circumventing geographical restrictions. The error code 1042 is displayed, which means that the IP address of the used VPNServices was blocked.
But Amazon is far from being as successful with it as "Netflix" is. So there are still many VPN- Providers who make the use of Amazon possible.
I recommend the following providers and describe in the following "step by step" what to do:
Step 1 - VPN- Choose provider
Step 2 - VPNOrder and install service
Order one of these VPNServices and install the provided software / applications on the device you want to use. You can also install the software on any number of devices at both providers and then simply connect depending on which one you currently want to use.
The access software is available for Windows, Mac OSX, Android or Apple iOS devices.
Step 3 - connect with a new one VPN-Location
Connect to the desired country via the software /VPNLocation that helps you to bypass the geo-ip blockade.
So if you are currently in Turkey and want to see ZDF from Germany, this would be the “German location / server” of the provider.
Step 4 - Check the correct one VPN-Connection
It's best to open the link: http://ipinfo.io in your browser. You should see a different IP address and the location described should correspond to the connected site.
Step 5 - use the media website
You can now use all services and websites as if you were physically at the connected location. Geo-IP blocks and blockages will not recognize that you are actually somewhere else.
Successfully bypassing geo-IP blockades!
As you can see from the instructions, it is very easy to bypass the Geo-IP blocks. It normally only takes a few minutes to implement the necessary steps. The connection speeds should be sufficient to be able to receive video content in very good quality.
But of course, if you are currently in New Zealand and want to access German content, then your data has to be sent around the world once. This costs speed and can also lead to crashes. But that's not the point VPNProvider responsible for this, but the general internet connections worldwide.
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Created on: 03/23/2017