One of my most common gripes is that content producers make it so difficult for you to actually pay them money for their content. They use geo-blocking to stop you paying them money for their content – and then wonder why so many people resort to file-sharing.
You used to have to be a bit of a technical guru to get around geo-blocking and the like, but for those who want to pay for their content, it is now a lot easier.
House of Cards Season 2 has just come out of Netflix. All 13 episodes. They look just as great as the first season. So if you want to legally view Season 2, here’s how.
- Go to Hola
- Install the plugin for your browser
- Click on the Netflix site and change your country to US
- Sign up for Netflix (US$7.99 a month)
- Add a zero onto your credit card zip code so it is a five digit code like the US, but so that your credit card company still counts it as a match
- Start viewing
Ridiculous that you have to jump through such hoops to force someone to take your money.
It will take a decade or so, but eventually almost all content will be made available in all countries on the day of release.