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23 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Nord VPN has worked fine for me both here and when I was in the Phillipines.

Have you guys had any luck with BBC iPlayer with those VPNs?

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1 minute ago, Stubby said:

No it doesn't, I just checked. My UK one does, but I want to pay for Thai services in Thailand, Don. My Thai Debit Card is Be1st. Anyway, Netflix doesn't like it.

Yeah mine is a Be1st visa debit.

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I don't see the point in having access to the World Wide Web if if these services replace World with Regional. I wonder why certain viewing is banned from some countries and not others. The fees are probably the same wherever you're from. I'm sure there must be legal reasons for this and banned payment methods, but it's all a bit secret. There certainly won't be any technical explanations.

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SCB Visa credit card, never had any problems with both Amazon Prime and Netflix.

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13 minutes ago, Stubby said:

No it doesn't, I just checked. My UK one does, but I want to pay for Thai services in Thailand, Don. My Thai Debit Card is Be1st. Anyway, Netflix doesn't like it.

Is it a UnionPay, Visa or Mastercard Be1st card?

 

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59 minutes ago, madmitch said:

As for Amazon Prime, I took a one month trial recently and it is a total waste of time. As you said, nothing of any note is available in Thailand, despite annoyingly appearing on the screen.

Everything on Amazon prime can be watched in Thailand ..............if you use the right VPN

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23 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I wonder why certain viewing is banned from some countries and not others.

Quite simple, because copyrights for channels, which involves multi million dollar amounts, are issued by country or region.

 

So Amazon has only the rights for a certain region, and is not allowed to make those channels available outside that region, because there someone else has paid big bucks for those copyrights

 

31 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Have you guys had any luck with BBC iPlayer with those VPNs?

Yes

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19 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I don't see the point in having access to the World Wide Web if if these services replace World with Regional. I wonder why certain viewing is banned from some countries and not others. The fees are probably the same wherever you're from. I'm sure there must be legal reasons for this and banned payment methods, but it's all a bit secret. There certainly won't be any technical explanations.

Think  back to  regional coding on cd/ dvd.

The layers of  graft only  shift, never  die!

You want  mind  numbing by what you  see

We will serve in slices like stale pie

With percentages subject  to harsh arbitration

We choose to filter sh.t  to that nation

So while  you choose to chase the  tinsel offers 

We choose what fills our  coffers!

 

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3 minutes ago, Susco said:

Everything on Amazon prime can be watched in Thailand ..............if you use the right VPN

I know, and I use Nord on my Android box to watch Prime and US/UK Netflix. But you don't get the picture quality of using local Netflix and can get buffering as you lose bandwidth so I don't use it that often.

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17 minutes ago, madmitch said:

But you don't get the picture quality of using local Netflix and can get buffering as you lose bandwidth so I don't use it that often.

You do get the same picture quality if your speed is sufficient.

 

Netflix measures your internet speed, and makes only available what is usable on your speed.

 

If you get buffering, that is another indication that your VPN or your internet speed to US is not sufficient.

 

If you have the average budget Android box, you are also not able to install the latest Netflix app from Playstore, because Netflix now whitelist boxes that can install the app, and the budget boxes have a modified app that can not run HD.

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

What, my 600 and something Baht internet?  I'll check it out, BMT 😉 

View HBO Go through ...... very good quality picture, no buffering, I use it all the time now.

https://hbogo.co.th/#

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48 minutes ago, CLS said:

Is it a UnionPay, Visa or Mastercard Be1st card?

 

Be1st

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15 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

View HBO Go through ...... very good quality picture, no buffering, I use it all the time now.

https://hbogo.co.th/#

Thanks, BMT, I think that's what I'm going to do. I don't watch a lot, so it's most likely the ideal solution 😉

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

Have you guys had any luck with BBC iPlayer with those VPNs?

BBC iPlayer works fine for me with NordVPN

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27 minutes ago, Stubby said:

Be1st

Sure, there are UnionPay, Visa and Mastercard Be1st cards.

UnionPay is not accepted by Netflix, the other two are.

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