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Topic # 127090 29-Jul-2013 19:50
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I've installed Tomato on my Linksys router and added Astrill's VPN service to it.

Everything is working well.

My Roku 3 router arrived today and although Hulu Plus is working - Vudu seems to know I'm not in the US.

Has anyone out there managed to get the Roku 3 player working fully using a VPN (rather than unblock us service) ?

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  Reply # 868086 29-Jul-2013 21:05
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I just noticed Vudu stopped working on my Roku 2 - using strongvpn.

However it works on my WDTV.. weird



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  Reply # 868269 30-Jul-2013 07:01
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I believe they are looking closely at services that run behind proxy's.

I wonder if the only way through this is to get a unique IP address through my VPN provider...

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  Reply # 868272 30-Jul-2013 07:14
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No issue with unblockus for Vudu with Roku 3





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  Reply # 868283 30-Jul-2013 08:07
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Maybe because Unblock-US doesn't proxy your service (supposedly) it means they can't zero in on a group of IP's. It is obviously easier for them to just block a VPN provider's IP space. Like Astrill has been blocked from Amazon for ages now. Not sure about anything else.



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  Reply # 868754 30-Jul-2013 17:30
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It seems that geo-block detection is getting more complex.

In order to get Vudu working i had to pay for a fixed IP address from the Astrill. That way Vudu saw I wasn't running via a proxy - even in the USA.




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  Reply # 868775 30-Jul-2013 18:27
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nzbsgfan:
It seems that geo-block detection is getting more complex.

In order to get Vudu working i had to pay for a fixed IP address from the Astrill. That way Vudu saw I wasn't running via a proxy - even in the USA.





That sounds right...

I was an Astrill subscriber and change  to unblock-us as it is the cheaper option for streaming (Roku)





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