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Why is my UK Netflix showing as Cyprus?

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Post by judyvin »

I subscribe to Netflix UK and have streamvia on my TV yet when I watch Netflix I only have the option to watch what is available in Cyprus. Streamvia is working because I am able to watch BBC & ITV via the TV apps. Does anyone know why this might be?

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Post by paul90 »

I have a "smart" TV with no vpn.
My Netflix is Turkish orientated but in English, obviously.

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Post by judyvin »

Yes I understand that but the fact that I have Streamvia on my TV I would have expected the UK version of Netflix. Also Netflix is coming up as Cyprus and not Turkey.

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Post by erol »

Judy have a look in streamvia's support, server status and the section on netflix.

Without vpn/dns you can appear to netflix to either be in Cyprus or in Turkey depending on your IP. We have IP's they recognise as Cyprus and we have ones they recognise as Turkey.

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Post by sophie »

Can I just check with someone, is it necessary to have a VPN to obtain Netflix if you don't have a smart TV.

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Post by jofra »

I THINK they're unrelated - here in the UK, I don't have a 'smart' TV, but (having subscribed to Netflix) I can obtain Netflix via a Virgin box. When in Cyprus, I can connect to Netflix (again as a subscriber) on my laptop using a VPN (Tunnelbear) to view UK content - therefore I suspect/assume a VPN is required to view UK content specifically - perhaps if you do not have a 'smart' TV, it is not possible to view Netflix at all (Cyprus/Turkish content or any), unless you also have an additional box/gadget such as a Firestick...
Others (such as Navek) will probably be able to explain further?

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Post by sophie »

Thanks Jofra, I do have a Firestick but when I try to register with both Netflix and ITV Hub I get so far and no further. Would bet nice to have it for Christmas though.

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Post by alphamike »

Think you would need VPN preferably with smartdns for ITV Hub Sophie. Don't have Netflix so can't help there.
Link to some free Netflix offerings https://www.netflix.com/watch-free

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Post by JoandJelly »

Definitely need a VPN for BBC, ITV, etc but not Netflix. Infact I had to disable my VPN to watch Netflix. I've now switched to a smartDNS and it's on all the time and works for all my Apps.

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