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Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and Majel Barrett as Nurse Chapel in the Star Trek episode Plato’s Stepchildren – one of many shows only available on US Netflix. Photograph: CBS via Getty Images
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and Majel Barrett as Nurse Chapel in the Star Trek episode Plato’s Stepchildren – one of many shows NOT AVAILABE IN COSTA RICA, only available on US Netflix. Photograph: CBS via Getty Images

QCOSTARICA – How many times have you searched Netflix and couldn’t find the movie you wanted to see, not because you couldn’t find what you like, but because it is not available in Costa Rica. Enter the VPN proxies (VPN is short for “virtual private network”), servers that let users get around the content restrictions.

But that will soon come to an end.

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Netflix said in a blog post that in the coming weeks it would begin blocking the use of VPN proxies to view content not available.

“If all of our content were globally available, there wouldn’t be a reason for members to use proxies or “unblockers” to fool our systems,” says the blog post, that explains the company is makin progress in licensing content across the world.

Netflix is currently in 190 countries. “We have a ways to go before we can offer people the same films and TV series everywhere,” says David Fullagar, Netflix’s vice president of content delivery architecture.

Netflix invests heavily in licensing content from networks and studios around the world. Those deals include restrictions that give Netflix the right to stream movies and series only in agreed-upon countries.

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Netflix’s terms of service explicitly state viewers can only use its service in the country where a user has an account, and that the company will “use technologies to verify your geographic location.”

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We look forward to offering all of our content everywhere and to consumers being able to enjoy all of Netflix without using a proxy. That’s the goal we will keep pushing towards,” said Fullagar.

The services are popular among Netflix users, particularly those in Costa Rica, because they allow access to the more of  Netflix content not available in the country.

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