Post Reply Paying American Premium (6,95$) Although I Live In Spain?
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Posted 4/9/18 , edited 4/9/18
There is an option for me to pay the American fee at 6,95$ instead of 4,99 EU. Would this make me eligible to watch American licensed content?
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Posted 4/9/18 , edited 4/9/18
It's where you are, not where (or what) you pay. Content filtering is figured out using an IP address geolocation service.
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Posted 4/9/18 , edited 4/9/18

Mininanook wrote:

There is an option for me to pay the American fee at 6,95$ instead of 4,99 EU. Would this make me eligible to watch American licensed content?

No.

You would simply be paying slightly more (6,95 EU currently is about US$6.10) for the same content.

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Posted 4/9/18 , edited 4/9/18
the only way to legally access US content in Spain is if you are located in an American military base such as NAVSTA, which is (obviously) limited to military staff and personnel.
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Posted 4/9/18 , edited 4/10/18
Strange that they don't prorate subscription price based on the % of the catalog you can access in a given territory. I feel OPs pain though, when I was studying abroad years ago I lost access to a good chunk of the catalog for a few months and it completely sucked. Sadly, in regards to region blocking/licensing wars there is only so much CR can do.
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Posted 4/10/18 , edited 4/10/18

kevz_210 wrote:

Strange that they don't prorate subscription price based on the % of the catalog you can access in a given territory.

That is because subscription pricing is payment for access, not the size of the library. If it were based on the former, everyone would be paying more now than the were in 2009.

This is also standard practice among video streaming services. Take a look at the size of the Netflix library in most countries, and you'll find most lacking compared to the US, but it is likely the only difference in pricing would be due to differences in currency exchange rates.

This fact is even more apparent within the US, where a service with as small a library as CBS All Access charges about the same as Netflix, and Hulu (with a larger library, but probably still smaller than Netflix) actually charges more.

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