Posted on Apr 19, 2016 by rasengan

Netflix Blocks Chrome Incognito Users

TL;dr: Netflix appears to be blocking Chrome Incognito users from using Netflix. It works fine with PIA and normal browsing, but with or without PIA, in Incognito, Netflix does not work.

 

Attempting to watch a stream on Chrome Incognito mode results in this error message.
Attempting to watch a stream on Chrome Incognito mode results in this error message.

 

 

As a matter of practice, always start with a clear/fresh browser history/cookies and browse through PIA to protect your privacy.
As a matter of practice, always start with a clear/fresh browser history/cookies and browse through PIA to protect your privacy.

 

 

When streaming on Netflix without Incognito, it works fine.
When streaming on Netflix without Incognito but using Private Internet Access US Cali, it works fine.

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6 Comments

  1. Christie

    At least it works on PIA. Didn’t work on other VPNs.

    1 year ago
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  2. Rawner

    PIA doesn’t work with Netflix on most European servers I’ve tried.
    Why is it different for a US server? (It works for me as well, I just tried).

    1 year ago
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    1. Matthew Miller

      Netflix are the ones doing the blocking. Many hundreds, or perhaps thousands or hundreds of thousands, of VPN services have had entire IP ranges cut off.

      1 year ago
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  3. a disc is round

    Privacy Rape as a business model is entirely nefarious.

    1 year ago
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  4. vkrickles

    Just signed up to PIA. Can’t get Netflix US on Windows or Android but can on Mac from Australia. Very disappointed!

    1 year ago
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  5. Bung

    I am in Asia and I just tried Netflix on my windows laptop. Worked fine using PIA server CA.

    1 year ago
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