If you pay for a service, you should be able to use it wherever you might be in the world. A VPN is the smartest way to access the content you want, without having to worry about geographical restrictions set by countries on what you can access, called “Geo Blocking”.
Because a VPN hides your IP address by simply swapping it with the IP address of the VPN server you connect with, websites which you use will only see the VPN server’s IP, not your real one. Your true location will be secret, hidden behind a wall of dynamic encryption.
You can be wherever in the world you need to be to watch whatever you need to watch, just by connecting to a VPN server in the correct country.
For example, you can stream your favourite shows securely and privately even when you are on holiday - just choose a server in your home country to connect with. With more than 400 servers globally, we know you’ll be able to find the right one to suit your needs.
Even if you want to binge watch sports like football, basketball, tennis or baseball, it doesn’t matter, no one can take away your right to your favourite content with geo blocking and licensing restrictions. We believe that if you pay for a subscription or service, you should be able to use it, no matter where in the world you are.
It is very normal for content producers and streaming services to limit the availability of content based on where you are trying to access it from, for reasons related to copyright, licensing and cost.
Movie producers, for example, make different deals in different regions of the world which allow them to make the most money they can by selling their film into different “territories”.
What this means for you when you try to stream a movie on holiday, is sometimes that you cannot access content you pay for, because the licensing restrictions on that film are different in another country to what they are when you are at home.
Content providers like Netflix and broadcasters like the BBC also categorize the world into these “territories” to create multiple markets for themselves, allowing them to sell the same content again and again, but stopping you from streaming whatever content you want, wherever you are.
This means that with some licensing restrictions based on location from content providers, and some more from content makers, the reasons why certain pieces of content can be watched here, but not there, can be very complicated. With a VPN, you don’t need to worry about any of that.
Whenever you access a website, that site has access to your IP address. That is how information is shared between the two. Without using a VPN, your IP address is assigned by your ISP and gives your connection a physical address in the world.
This means that when you log onto BBC’s iPlayer service from the USA, it won’t work. All of the BBC’s content on iPlayer is only licensed for the UK, so if their site detects an IP address in the USA, it will geo block you from seeing the content.
If you have BlufVPN, you can just content to one of our servers within the UK. This means that your IP address will appear to BBC iPlayer as if it is in the UK, and you will have access to all of the BBC content you want to watch.
In the world of wireless broadband, fibre and 5G, you shouldn’t have to wait for videos to load or have the dreaded spinning wheel of buffering stopping you from watching Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones or Keeping up with the Kardashians.
What if we told you that a lot of buffering is caused intentionally? That’s right - your ISP could be limiting your bandwidth to suit their needs, even if you’ve paid for an unlimited package.
Without using a VPN, your connection is subject to what is known as “bandwidth throttling” any time your Internet Service Provider feels like it, which means movies that stop and start and episodes of your favourite series which won’t even load.
A lot of people who pay for limitless data packages from their ISP believe that they are not always getting value for money - and in many cases this can be because of bandwidth throttling.
that’s right, your ISP might be using your connection to force you towards the services that they want you to use. Does it always feel like your Netflix is incredibly slow compared to when you use Hulu? Maybe your ISP has shares in Hulu, so it’s in their interest for you to use it more. Many ISPs are also in the TV business, so check if they are associated to Sky, Amazon Prime, Youku, HBO, Verizon, Disney, Apple or their competitors.
The internet gets more widespread usage at certain times of day. If your connection slows down at night, it is probably because more people are at home and online. Your ISP will then share their total bandwidth out more thinly, meaning your connection is slower and your streaming capability worse.
If your connection drops so slowly that you can barely load a webpage, it could be because your ISP has your bandwidth capped. They use this as a method of trying to force you into purchasing a more expensive plan, which may still be subject to bandwidth throttling.
ISPs don’t like it when too much data is exchanged with particular websites, so if you use the same streaming service to download a huge amount of content, or upload a lot to a friend using a P2P service, this can also lead to your ISP deciding that it’s time to put the brakes on your connection.
There is one very simple solution to the pain of bandwidth throttling which also gets the best out of streaming on your connection - getting a VPN. Having a VPN prevents your ISP from seeing what you are looking at, and stops some of those key situations explained above from happening.
Because your connection has a private road of it’s own, directly from your devices to our servers and back again, it doesn’t need to go past your ISP. This means that not only can they not see what you’re doing, they can’t interfere with your connection at all.
Watch whatever you want to watch, safe in the knowledge that no one is snooping on you or tracking your habits. That means no more targeted ads, no more licensing restrictions and no limits on what you can stream.
Stream safe in the knowledge that you can watch whatever you want to watch, wherever you are, and that your connection will be working at maximum speed, because BlufVPN is set up to be as efficient with your bandwidth as possible.
Connect up to 5 devices at the same time using one account, so streaming from any screen won’t be a problem, be it a smart TV or a smartphone.