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Streaming services have always hated VPNs. Now, PlayStation Vue seems to be expressing their distaste to users of the streaming service who utilize popular VPNs. This is commonplace in the world of streaming, and streaming service providers have their reasons for discouraging (if not outright banning) VPN use while viewing content via their service. Thankfully, some VPNs are a little smarter than most people think.
What is PlayStation Vue Doing?
PlayStation view has banned VPN use since day one. They’ve always been clear that their users weren’t permitted to access the service via VPN. People did it anyway, since there were no official blocks put in place to stop them. Sony got tired of people gaming the system and outright blocked VPNs. The majority of VPN users find that they can no longer access the PlayStation Vue service if they attempt to connect via VPN.
At this time, the best blocks put in place will only work for most VPNs. Certain VPN configurations are smart enough to be deemed essentially un-blockable.
Do All Streaming Providers Block VPNs?
Netflix, Hulu, BBC, Amazon Prime, iPlayer, and even YouTube prohibit or at least attempt to block VPN use. That’s because most streaming providers have region restricted content. Licensing agreements differ from country to country, and since location spoofing is extraordinarily easy with VPNs, streaming services attempt to prevent people from circumventing restrictions with VPNs.
This is a huge pain for international viewers and travelers. Some countries have measly Netflix libraries, so small they’re not even worth the lowest cost subscription plan. Without a VPN, there’s barely anything to watch. It’s also hard for Americans who travel abroad only to find that they can’t watch their favorite shows and movies while they’re on a business trip.
People who subscribe to these services find region restrictions to be inconvenient and unfair. Thankfully, the best solution is extraordinarily simple. Just get a smarter VPN.
Is There a Workaround for Streaming With a VPN?
Yes! TorGuard offers special streaming IP and residential IP add-ons for its VPN service. These come with two free streaming IPs in the USA, the United Kingdom, or Japan. You’re getting all the security you need from a VPN, including unlimited speed, access to over 3,000 servers in over 50 countries, up to 8 simultaneous connections, stealth protocol, and even ad and malware blocking. TorGuard works on every single OS and device.
Streaming IPs are specifically selected to work with streaming services. They’re dedicated, so no one shares an IP address. This prevents service outages and avoids raising red flags. To the streaming service, you’ll appear to be accessing the content library as a resident in the country of origin you choose.
Conclusion: TorGuard Has You Covered
TorGuard’s unique strategy has been impossible to block so far – no streaming service has managed to create detection protocols that can distinguish a dedicated streaming IP over a VPN from an actual person in a place where region blocks won’t affect their viewing habits. Switch to TorGuard, and you’ll never need to worry about blocks again.