VPN used to watch NZ television no longer works

jnaw1956 Posts 1 Registration date Saturday March 12, 2022 Status Member Last seen March 12, 2022 - Mar 12, 2022 at 04:04 PM
smith_wesson Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday December 13, 2022 Status Member Last seen January 19, 2023 - Jan 5, 2023 at 11:32 AM

I have used NordVPN and Windscribe to view New Zealand television from TVNZ. This week, live TV still works but on demand does not. I get geo blocked and a message that if I'm in New Zealand, I need to "deactivate any VPN or Smart DNS service" that I'm running.

How are they detecting this and what can I do about it?

System Configuration: Windows / Edge 99.0.1150.39

3 responses

HelpiOS Posts 14111 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen December 7, 2023 1,867
Updated on Mar 12, 2022 at 05:17 PM

It seems that TVNZ blocks IP addresses known to belong to VPN services. Try switching to a different New Zeland server and hopefully, you'll get your access back.

Good luck