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markhascole
markhascole
4/30/2020 4:15:38 PM
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Netflix compatibility
Very helpful thread, Yes I am using ExpressVPN for the last 5 years due to .

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UdyRegan
UdyRegan
8/1/2018 3:12:28 AM
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Re: Netflix is King
Ever since the advent of television, people have been looking for entertainment in the comfort of their own home. I see no reason as to why this wouldn't be the case in some of the latest countries that Netflix has launched in. As long as there is entertaining content at a good price, I'm pretty sure the subscribers will come. And the amount of advertising they put out obviously helps too! 

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
6/25/2018 11:47:28 PM
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Re: Netflix is King
In that part of the World, they're as savvy as they come--for instance, in Iran, with Telegram and the ban, they defeated the Government bigtime!!!   If one trusts the people, one can do amazing things!!



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srufolo1
srufolo1
6/25/2018 6:57:44 PM
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Re: Netflix is King
@Commisio44354  Well, in a country that considers giving women the right to drive a major step forward, what can be expected? That they embrace Netflix is good. Just wondering what kind of movies and content will be made available to the people.

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
6/21/2018 6:35:27 PM
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Re: Netflix is King
There are moves no doubt--but such incremental moves are undermined by some of the recent moves (including, for instance, detaining women activists) without getting too political on it.   As for VPN's it is the rule not the exception throughout the Middle East & of Course China.

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markhascole
markhascole
6/21/2018 6:22:44 AM
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Using VPN
Thanks for sharing, I am using ExpressVPN And no doubt it is one of the best VPN I had ever used.



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srufolo1
srufolo1
4/12/2018 1:06:34 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: Netflix is King
@DonBrowne Astute obversation. I would go along with your latter idea that the lack of sports programming available makes for a huge increase in demand. It's refreshing, however, to see Saudi Arabia move into a more modernized world. Hope they keep it up.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
4/11/2018 4:05:53 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: Netflix is King
Yes, it does seem that sports is a huge market in those areas. Not sure why that is other than perhaps the male dominated society gets to choose what's going to be watched? Or maybe that the lack of sports programming widely available makes for a huge increase in demand.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
4/10/2018 10:00:40 PM
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Gigamaster
Re: Netflix is King
@Ariella Thanks for finding this. So using VPN is not banned in Saudi Arabia then. That's a good thing.

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Ariella
Ariella
4/10/2018 12:42:04 PM
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Re: Netflix is King
@srulofo1 that got me wondering: what is the official penalty for that? I did some searching and found this interesting post from 2014 http://sahrzad.net/blog/is-using-vpn-in-saudi-arabia-safe-and-legal/:

VPN is absolutely safe and secure, even if you are in a public Wi-Fi hotspot. With a minimum of 128-bit encryption, no third party can have access on your data, not even the strict Internet police of Saudi Arabia. And because many people these days are using smartphones, VPN service providers have made their services applicable to any mobile device and operating software. There are actually many other ways to browse the Internet anonymously, but so far VPN offers the highest level of security.

But is using VPN in Saudi Arabia legal? For the record, there is no official law in Saudi that states that VPN is illegal. In fact, there are many companies in the country that use VPN. Note that the purpose of VPN is to protect the privacy of Internet users, so there is really no reason why VPNs will be banned, not only in Saudi but also in the other parts of the world. However, there were reports that some governments will regulate this service. But saying that it will be totally banned is not likely possible.

Yes, it is true that some VPN service providers have been blocked in some countries in the Middle East. However, the reasons that caused them to be blocked are not clear. In fact, some of them were already allowed again. Nevertheless, this is why you should be careful in choosing a VPN service provider. Get only those that have reliable services and have established a credible name in the industry. For obvious reasons, it is not advisable to use free VPNs especially if you are a very active Internet user in Saudi.

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