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I have just started a free trial membership and i've noticed some shows are unavailable due to licensing (i'm in the UK). I also subscribe to a VPN to enable me to watch US Netflix across my various devices (PS3/PC/WDTV) which works fine, but when i try and watch certain shows on CR via PC, it is unavailable despite being behind a VPN. The PS3 app lets me watch these blocked shows so why not PC? Is it perhaps because I am on a free membership?
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jdblick1002 wrote:

I have just started a free trial membership and i've noticed some shows are unavailable due to licensing (i'm in the UK). I also subscribe to a VPN to enable me to watch US Netflix across my various devices (PS3/PC/WDTV) which works fine, but when i try and watch certain shows on CR via PC, it is unavailable despite being behind a VPN. The PS3 app lets me watch these blocked shows so why not PC? Is it perhaps because I am on a free membership?

It would not be the free membership, as there are very few examples of shows being premium only for viewers in the U.S. and Canada. Fairy Tail is one example, but it also applies to some episodes of Bleach and the original Naruto series.

I assume you've viewed CR at some point without going through the VPN. If my assumption is correct, I have a theory that CR may have placed a cookie on your system that still identifies it as being in the UK, despite being behind a VPN (and which I assume is tied to your IP address). Try clearing your Crunchyroll cookies, or try another browser you've never used with CR, and see if that makes a difference.
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TheAncientOne wrote:



I assume you've viewed CR at some point without going through the VPN. If my assumption is correct, I have a theory that CR may have placed a cookie on your system that still identifies it as being in the UK, despite being behind a VPN (and which I assume is tied to your IP address). Try clearing your Crunchyroll cookies, or try another browser you've never used with CR, and see if that makes a difference.


Thanks, that seems to have worked. I cleared my cookies, but I also hadn't noticed the small UK next to the CR site logo. I logged out of the site, then logged back into CR.com and the shows are unblocked. Don't know which one resolved it, but thanks for the reply either way.
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While we do not have anything against use of a VPN, we do not condone their use. If we do not have the rights to stream a show in your region, it is unavailable for that reason.

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