Choice: Australians should work together against geoblocking

CONSUMER advocacy group Choice has called on Australians to work together to circumvent Netflix's crackdown on sidestepping geoblocking.

The international streaming company announced last week it would work to stop subscribers using unblocking services to access content available in other countries but not Australia.

But Choice spokesman Matt Levey said blocking content was anti-consumer and urged people to share how they got around geoblocks.

"Many Australian Netflix subscribers will be shocked to find that they'll be downgraded from accessing US Netflix to the much smaller Australian library - losing out on thousands of titles," he said.

Mr Levey said circumventing geoblocking was not illegal.

Due to licensing restrictions Netflix's library differs from country to country with the Australian service having thousands fewer titles than the more established American, Canadian and British services.

Topics:  games and gadgets netflix

Why this loved up Gympie couple is in the minority

PLATINUM CELEBRATION: Winifred and Neville Davies celebrate their 70th platinum celebration.

'I said to my mum I just want to get married'

Special set of twins from Warwick celebrate 99th birthday

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY: Avon Hayes (left) and Daphne Poole (nee Thompson) grew up in Warwick and celebrated their 99th birthday on April 6.

Distance never broke the bond between this strong pair

'Helpless': Woman watches brother's painful, horror death

START TALKING: Moya Jackson and husband Mark Herron implored community members to begin the conversation around voluntary euthanasia with their local members of parliament.

Moya Jackson: 'It's really hard to see anyone suffer like that'